New rule lets employers offer retirement plans through associations.
After four years of uncertainty, the DOL has set a new wage threshold up to which employers must pay workers for overtime. The final rule falls about halfway between the current level and the one initially proposed by the Obama administration.
A groundbreaking bill passed by the California Senate extends labor protections and employee benefits to many workers previously considered contractors. Associations that use freelancers in the state may need to reclassify them as full-time employees starting in 2020.
Until a new DOL rule announced this week, association retirement plans can be offered by associations of employers in the same city, county, state, or metropolitan area—or by a particular industry nationwide.
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Several states are considering, and some have adopted, legislation that imposes sales tax on out-of-state sellers. Associations could feel the impact and are working to sort out a patchwork of varying requirements.
The DOL announced late last month that it is appealing the federal district court decision that struck down its 2018 AHP regulation.
Bills were recently introduced in both the House and Senate to ensure that small businesses and self-employed individuals will still have access to access to association health plans.
Legislation that could cause changes for certifications at the state level.