Is your company prepared for the 2016 employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act? If not, you need to act fast in order to avoid IRS penalties. Don’t understand what’s expected? Western Growers can help.
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.
Western Growers Chairman Vic Smith will gavel to order the Orange County Board of Directors meeting tomorrow morning in Newport Beach. Committee meetings are scheduled all day on Wednesday and will include discussions on a variety of topics affecting the industry, including water, labor, food safety, agtech, legislative proposals, trade, and transportation issues. The full board will meet on Thursday to report on their respective discussions and to take up any items passed out of the committees.
In a 6-3 opinion, (Chief Justice Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan) with Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the Court, the U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell held that subsidies are available at the Federal health insurance exchanges. Individuals who get health insurance through Federal health insurance exchanges remain eligible for tax subsidies.