The Supreme Court’s decision last June confirmed the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), often called ObamaCare, and the President’s re-election in November ensured the law will be implemented in stages through 2014. Nevertheless, despite all of the news coverage, rhetoric and impassioned debate on the subject, most small business owners and entrepreneurs do not understand what impact this eventuality will have on their companies.
In California, a plaintiff claiming personal injury is entitled to seek various damages including past and future lost earnings and past and future medical expenses. Although calculating a plaintiff’s past lost earnings and past medical expenses is relatively easy, determining a plaintiff’s future lost earnings and future medical expenses is not as simple. This task is even more complicated if the plaintiff is unlawfully in the United States. In other words, should U.S.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially referred to as “Obamacare.” ACA has numerous provisions, some of which are currently in effect and some of which will take effect in the next several years. The most recognized and disputed of these provisions is the “individual mandate.” This particular provision requires individuals, unless exempted, to maintain a certain level of health insurance coverage for themselves and their tax dependents in each month beginning in 2014.
The California legislature was as productive as ever in 2011, churning out a host of new employment-related regulations to take effect in 2012. Many of these regulations will have a negligible impact on the daily operations of local businesses, but there are a few that could prove problematic for the uninformed employer.