What’s Brewing: Calorie Labeling, Minimum Wage, Sick Leave

Dunkin’ franchise owners can expect to find a friendlier ear in federal government now that Republicans control both Congress and the White House. Any attempts to raise the minimum wage on the federal level are arguably pretty much DOA now. Ditto for other issues, such as reclassifying managers as hourly workers, and union-friendly rulings by…

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Making Sense of Healthcare Law Requirements

March 23rd marked five-years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law and it has already had a significant impact on how employers offer health insurance coverage to employees. Employers with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are known as Applicable Large Employers (ALE) and are subject to the…

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Overtime Pay Next On President’s Priority Listing

Russia may have invaded Crimea, Syria may still be in chaos as their civil war rages on, his Affordable Care Act may be devastating the health insurance of millions of Americans, and millions more may have given up looking for work in the current economic environment, but President Obama whistles past the graveyard and continues…

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And Still More Changes And Delays To Health Care Mandate

In what seems a regular ritual, the Obama administration has again changed some of the rules of its Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care), some argue in order to kick the pain down the road past the 2014 mid-term elections.  New rules announced last week extend for an additional two years, a policy implemented in…

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Obama Care Rollout Problems Continue

The rollout of the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obama Care continues to have significant difficulties with its initial launch, as do Obama administration officials running the program.  This week, two different Congressional Committees – one in the House and one in the Senate – heard HHS Secretary Katherine Sebelius describe the…

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Section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act: New Menu Labeling Requirements

When it was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare, mandated that “restaurants and similar retail food establishments with 20 or more locations list calorie content information for standard menu items on restaurant menus and menu boards, including drive-through menu boards. Other nutrient information—total calories,…

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