Monthly Archives: July 2015

Trade Preferences Extension Act Restores Health Coverage Tax Credit, Increases ACA Misfiling Penalties

In June, the President signed the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (TPEA). Among other provisions, the TPEA restored the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), which previously expired at the end of 2013. The HCTC subsidized health insurance premiums for … Continue reading

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HHS to Covered Entities: Check Your Mail—HIPAA Audits are Coming

The long-anticipated Phase 2 of the HIPAA audit program of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is coming soon. Phase 1, which took place over 2011 and 2012, found that many covered entities … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Proposes Updated Overtime Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released a proposed rule updating which employees are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employees who are not exempt from the FLSA must be paid overtime rates of … Continue reading

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