March 2020
Stay Current Newsletter
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  • Supreme Court Will Review ACA's Constitutionality
  • HRDR Blog: Managing Overtime in California 
  • Updated CHIP Notice
  • Harassment Prevention Training - Registration is Open!

On March 2, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case involved is Texas v. Azar, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ACA's individual mandate.

In December 2019, a federal appeals court ruled in the case that the individual mandate is unconstitutional and directed the lower court to determine whether the rest of the ACA can remain in place. It is expected that the Supreme Court will review the case during its next term and issue a ruling in the spring or summer of 2021.

While this legal challenge is pending, all existing ACA provisions will continue to be applicable and enforced.

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California's wage and hour laws are unlike any other state, which can make them a challenge to correctly interpret. Recently, two well-known northern California employers were named in separate class action lawsuits regarding failing to properly pay overtime. What does this mean for employers across California? A clear, well-defined and consistently followed policy is essential.

Missed our post? Read it here.

As of January 31, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released an updated CHIP notice. The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice is required when an employer has group health plans that cover participants in states that provide premium subsidies through Medicaid or CHIP. Notices must be given annually, regardless of the employer's location.

The notice from the DOL is updated periodically reflective of state changes that offer premium assistance subsidies along with contact information for each state.

Additional information can be found here .

California employers with five or more employees must provide harassment prevention and respect in the workplace training to their employees by December 31, 2020.  The HR Done Right team is offering training sessions in our Sacramento office throughout the year. 

Our next manager/supervisor session will be held on March 18.   Click here to register.

Our next non-supervisory session will be held on April 29.   Click here to register.