A recent decision by a United States District Court for the Southern District of New York confirms that undocumented workers are entitled to the same benefits as regular citizens under fair labor and New York Labor laws. The decision applies to a variety of work situations, including coverage under workers’ compensation laws and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ruling, the fact that the worker may not be legally working in this country does not affect the benefits or protections available to those who are working legally. 

Jeff Janas

A study by the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) confirms what experienced workers’ compensation experts have been saying for years -- delayed reporting of workers’ comp claims will cost you. Specifically, the report said that the late reporting of claims: 1) costs employers more in dollars, increasing the loss ratio of business entities, 2) increases their experience modifications, and 3) ultimately has a negative effect on workers compensation premiums, regardless of the insuring company.  

Greg Nelson

If you haven’t signed up to learn about the Affordable Care Act, the ACA Dashboard and IRS Form 1094-C and 1095-C Filing and Furnishing, you still have time. And if your company has 50 or more full-time employees, you want to make the time.

Under the Affordable Care Act, large employers – as of 2016, any employer with 50 or more full-time employees – must file informational forms with the IRS and furnish information to full-time employees about the coverage offered. That means these companies need to be tracking their employees’ data now to be ready to report in 2016.

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