Administration Announces One-Year Delay of ACA Employer Requirements
The Obama Administration announced late yesterday that it “will provide an additional year before the ACA mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements begin.” The announcement was in response to concerns expressed by ASA and its partners in the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care (E-Flex) coalition, which ASA and other major business groups formed in 2011 to represent employers of part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees in the rule-making process. The E-Flex coalition argued that employers needed more time to effectively implement the complex new requirements of the law.
In a blog
posted on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s website, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy Mark J. Mazur said the delay in enforcement of the employer responsibility provisions is designed to allow the administration to consider ways to simplify the employer reporting requirements and to give employers time to adapt their health coverage and reporting systems to the new rules. Formal guidance describing the one-year transition period will be issued next week.
After formal guidance is issued by the Treasury Department next week, ASA will schedule a webinar to assist its members and answer questions regarding these new developments. For more information, visit americanstaffing.net
Jobless Claims in U.S. Fall by 5,000 in Week Ended June 29
(07/03/13) Michelle Jamrisko
Unemployment claims declined by 5,000 to 343,000 in the week ended June 29, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A survey of economists by Bloomberg
forecast 345,000 claims. The data indicate companies are holding off on firing workers as the growth outlook improves.
ADP: U.S. Adds 188K Private-Sector Jobs in June
Private-sector employment growth accelerated in June, as 188,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy, according to Automatic Data Processing. Economists had forecast a gain of 160,000 private jobs. Meanwhile, ADP revised May’s private-sector job gain down slightly to 134,000.
Staffing Today Returns July 5
In observance of Independence Day, Staffing Today will not be delivered Thursday, July 4.
Free ASAPro Webinar This Month—Maximize Your Firm’s Value
Do you know what drives value for your staffing firm—and how you can affect it? Learn strategies to increase your firm’s effectiveness in each of seven key areas during the ASAPro
webinar “Maximize the Short- and Long-Term Value of Your Firm
,” Thursday, July 25, 3–4 p.m. Eastern time. Operational improvement experts will explain what needs to be done, and how and when to do it, to increase the value of your firm.
webinars are free for ASA members and qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit americanstaffing.net
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