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Archive for October, 2013

SHOP Marketplaces Open for Business

Small employers will be able to purchase health insurance for their employees for 2014 and subsequent years through Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplaces. Many of these small employers (including nonprofit religious organizations) may also be eligible for the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 45R tax credit/refund that helps to offset the cost of […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Reform

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Benevolence Assistance

Recently our office has received a number of inquiries regarding benevolence assistance. Questions have especially centered around whether or not a church can receive funds for a specific individual, treat the gift as a tax deductible contribution, and then pass along the funds to the individual with no reporting requirements. Questions have also come up […]

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Employment Law

Court Says California Employers Can’t Cap Pregnancy Disability Leaves at Four Months A California Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee who exhausts her four months of leave under California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (“PDLL”) yet remains disabled by pregnancy may be entitled to additional leave as a reasonable accommodation. The recent case, Sanchez […]

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Posted in: Employment Law, News

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California SB 292 Clarifies Criteria for Sexual Harassment Claims

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 292, a measure amending Section12940 of the Government Code, and upending a state appellate decision by clarifying sexual harassment claims. Under the bill, employees who bring sexual harassment claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act will no longer need to show the alleged conduct was […]

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