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Reversal: Supreme Court could fast-track ACA appeal

Less than a month after declining to review an appeal of a 5th Circuit Court decision that invalidated part of the Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court has signaled it might be open to fast-tracking the case after all.

Americans value retirement plans such as 401(k)s

Most Americans are confident that 401(k)s and other defined contribution retirement accounts can help people meet their retirement goals, according to a new study released by the Investment Company Institute.

AB 5—California’s new independent contractor law—comes under fire

Opponents of California’s controversial new independent contractor law, AB 5, have moved to get a competing law on the ballot. They fear that if gig workers became employees, as they would under AB 5, it would raise some employer costs an estimated 30%.

California employees can collect penalties for unpaid wages

A new amendment to Labor Code Section 210 allows employees to recover civil penalties without going through the Labor Commissioner.

Prepare to offer more leave for California organ donors

Effective on Jan. 1, 2020, employees in organizations with 15 or more employees in California may now take additional leave to donate organs.

March 2020: Employer’s business tax calendar

Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

New law brings paid parental leave to federal workforce

Federal government employees will soon be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family leave annually. The new leave entitlement will cover approximately 2.1 million civilian government workers, by far the nation’s largest workforce.

EPA vs. Title VII: Court lowers standard needed to prove pay discrimination

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers New York employers, has made it easier for workers to prove they were paid less because of sex discrimination.

Supreme Court won’t fast-track Affordable Care Act challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 21 denied a motion for a quick hearing on a challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Half want something other than biweekly pay

While 50% of workers prefer to be paid biweekly, 26% say they’d rather be paid weekly, 10% monthly and 10% semimonthly, according to a Paychex survey.