Legal Corner – May 2014

Legal Corner – May 2014

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR Higher HSA limits for 2015
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced higher limits for 2015 on contributions to health savings accounts and for out-of-pocket spending under high-deductible health plans linked to them.

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Reach of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) grows
Court usage of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) to punish employees who steal employer files just before they stop working for the employer has left a split over how narrow the interpretation of this statute should be.

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Will PPACA Exchanges replace COBRA?
Proposed changes would amend the notices people receive when they are eligible for COBRA coverage to include information about plans available through state exchanges and marketplaces under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

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Proposed work authorization for H-4 spouses
May 6, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a proposed rule that would make close to 100,000 H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B guest workers eligible for work in the U.S.

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