Roughly 20% of Retailers Will Slash Hours Ahead of Health-Care Law

Other businesses plan to increase worker contributions to health care or halt employer-subsidies of dependents. WASHINGTON – Approximately 20% of retailers will reduce worker hours before the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented next year, according to a just-released survey by Mercer, Congressional Quarterly reports. Around 28% of employers will increase the amount of employee…

Treasury Announces Transition Period for Employer Penalties, Information Reporting Requirements Under Health Care Law

July 2, 2013 Washington Counsel Ernst & Young The Department of the Treasury announced on July 2, 2013 in a blog post that employer shared responsibility payments under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will not apply until 2015 and that information reporting by employers and health insurers will not be mandatory until 2015. The blog post…

Obama Administration Delays Employer Mandate for Affordable Care Act

July 3, 2013By Michael Cohn: ACCOUNTING TODAY The Obama administration has decided to postpone the employer responsibility payment and insurance reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act for one year to give businesses more time to comply with the health care reform law. “The Administration is announcing that it will provide an additional year before the ACA…

We Card Urges Increased Employee Training

The successful social responsibility program educates retailers on electronic cigarette restrictions. September is We Card Awareness Month, named for one of the most successful corporate social responsibility efforts in America. The We Card program is entering its 18th year with a call to action for retailers, requesting stronger restriction of tobacco products to minors. The…