Publications & Presentations
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Premium Subsidies on Federally Run Health Insurance Exchanges
Authors: Mark Jones, Marta K. Porwit, Kevin Lin1
On June 25, 2015, in a 6-3 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed the availability of premium subsidies for health coverage purchased on Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges, regardless of whether those are state or federally operated. Noting the importance of premium subsidies to the ACA’s policy goals, the majority rejected the most natural meaning of the provision at issue, which appears to limit premium subsidies to state-run exchanges. The decision maintains the status quo, allowing employers to continue their current strategies for ACA compliance.
NY BitLicense Update: 45 Days to Apply
Deadline is August 8, 2015
Authors: Marco A. Santori, Gauri Manglik
After almost a year of discourse and revision, New York’s Department of Financial Services’ final “BitLicense” regulation has been published in the New York State Register and an application has been made available. This client alert provides a brief summary of who must apply, the application process and ongoing compliance requirements.
New York City Bars Employers from Considering Criminal History before Extending a Job Offer
Authors: Julia E. Judish, Kenneth W. Taber
On June 29, 2015, Mayor de Blasio signed the Fair Chance Act, a new law that generally prohibits New York City employers from discriminating against job applicants with a criminal record and that prohibits inquiries about applicants’ criminal records before a job offer is extended. The law applies to all private-sector New York City employers with four or more employees. For purposes of calculating coverage, the Act includes individual independent contractors performing work for the employer, if those individuals do not themselves have employees. The law becomes effective on October 27, 2015, which is 120 days after the Mayor signed the bill into law.
FCC Enforcement Monitor
Authors: Scott R. Flick, Jessica T. Nyman, Lori Panosyan*
- Educational FM Licensee Receives $8,000 Fine for Unauthorized Operation
- FCC Cancels $6,000 Fine for Late Filings due to Licensee’s Inability to Pay
- Blaming Prior Legal Counsel, Telecommunications Provider Pays $2,000,000 Civil Penalty
Annual EEO Public File Report Deadline for Stations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin
Authors: Lauren Lynch Flick, Scott R. Flick
This Broadcast Station Advisory is directed to radio and television stations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin, and highlights the upcoming deadlines for compliance with the FCC’s EEO Rule.