As originally configured, the subsidy picked up 65% of the cost of COBRA premiums for workers who lost their jobs involuntarily between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009 and wanted to continue their health insurance.
In May 2011, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona's strict immigration law, which requires employers in the state to use the federal government's electronic system, called E-Verify, to ensure that new employees are authorized to work in the United States.
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its final "clean-up" regulations, tweaking a number of existing rules to bring them in line with laws that have passed and court cases that were decided since the regulations were last reviewed. The final regulations address tip credits in detail. Under
On July 2, 2013, the Obama administration made the surprise announcement that it would not enforce the reporting requirements or the "shared responsibility" payments (fines) portions of the health care reform law until 2015.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the highest court in the country to rule that sexual orientation discrimination is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.