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Compliance with the Affordable Care Act from an Employment Law Perspective!
Employers should review their employee handbooks, employment agreements, and related documents to address the following issues, if applicable: (1) full-time employees should be defined as averaging 30 hours per week (instead of the typical 40 hours per week) for purposes of being eligible to receive medical benefits; (2) coverage for medical benefits must be in effect within 90 days instead of the first of the month following a 90 day introductory period; (3) private lactation breaks must be offered to nursing mothers; and (4) the definition of “spouse” [If it is defined as a legally recognized marriage between a man and a woman] should be expanded to include same sex marriages that are recognized in the state of celebration (as opposed to common law marriages or the laws of the state where the employee works or resides).

We can help you analyze the required level of compliance for your company and all the related issues under the Affordable Care Act. If you would like more information, please contact James Reid at 248.351.7060,