Hawaii Plans Its Own Changes

Notwithstanding amendments to the SHOP by PACE (above), the state of Hawaii is moving forward with its own Affordable Care Act waiver application to the federal government.  The Aloha State has had its own comprehensive health care law on the books since 1974.  The Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act requires that any employee who works…

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Union Seeks Exemption from Minimum Wage

Speaking of minimum wages, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor submitted a minimum wage hike proposal to the Santa Monica City Council that exempts the union from the $15/hour wage they advocate.  The union hid the exemption, which would allow those employers with collective bargaining agreements to pay less than the minimum in the…

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