Since the landmark Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, a myriad of federal employment laws have been enacted, creating confusion for employers and courts alike as to how pregnant workers must be treated in the workplace.
In recent years, companies and organizations designated as “applicable large employers” under the Affordable Care Act have had to focus much of their attention on understanding and complying with the ACA’s complex “play-or-pay” rules, which — starting next year — generally give employers a choice between offering full-time employees and their dependents health coverage or paying certain penalties.
During this one-hour complimentary webinar, Brandon Long and special guest Bill Minick provide Oklahoma employers with an update on the status of workers’ comp reform in Oklahoma, with specific emphasis on the Oklahoma Option, a unique provision that allows employers to exercise even greater control by covering claims through its own injury benefit plan.
To ensure retirement plans comply with an ever-changing array of federal statutes and regulations and maintain their tax qualified status, the Internal Revenue Service has implemented a process for pre-approving plan documents prepared by law firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and other service providers on a six-year cycle.
During this one-hour complimentary webinar, employee benefits attorneys Brandon Long and John Papahronis will be joined by special guest Teah Corley, CEO of PremierSource, to discuss what employers need to know to quickly get a good handle on the newly issued IRS final regulations on the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “play or pay” employer mandate.
After passing constitutional scrutiny from the state’s highest court in late 2013, Oklahoma’s new workers’ compensation law is set to go into effect in early 2014. And while it’s too soon to tell exactly what impact the new administrative system and “Oklahoma option” will have on the bottom line for businesses, early projections look favorable for employers. Just how favorable may depend on which option you choose.
After DOMA —
Understanding new laws, guidance regarding the treatment of same-sex spouses in the workplace
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as being unconstitutional, the impact of the ruling quickly spread to the workplace. Certain benefits and protections that once were only extended to …