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For more than a century, Clifton Budd & DeMaria has represented management in labor and employment law matters. We provide management with legal services related to all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services to all clients. We work closely with them to help solve their problems and attain their business objectives.

Recent Developments

IRS Guidance on Unconditional Opt-Out Payments

by Eva A. Rasmussen

Many employers offer employees a cash incentive (an "Opt-Out Payment"), if they waive coverage under the employer’s health plan. The rationale is that the Opt-Out Payment is less expensive than the employer's cost in subsidizing the coverage.

Court Denies EEOC Challenge of Wellness Plan

by Scott M. Wich

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought an emphasis on wellness programs and promoted the involvement of employers in improving the health of employees. At the same time, the EEOC (which has no role in the enforcement of the ACA) retains its responsibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) to limit employer inquiries into the health status of employees.

NYC Issues Transgender Discrimination Guidance

by Jamie Lang

On December 21, 2015, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency that enforces New York City's Human Rights Law, announced new guidelines that clarify the protections afforded transgender and gender non-confirming individuals under the City's Human Rights Law.

ACA Reporting Requirements Postponed

by Eva A. Rasmussen

The IRS recently issued IRS Notice 2016-4 which delays the deadlines for providing employees and the IRS information about employer-provided health coverage.

Are You Ready For 2016?

by Daniel W. Morris

Constant vigilance is required for employers to avoid pitfalls arising from an ever-increasing number of employment laws and regulations. Year end is an opportune time for employers to examine their practices, verify their compliance with current employment laws, and consider any necessary changes to ensure compliance in the coming year.