Martin Simon, JD is a Senior Legal Editor for BLR’s human resources and employment law publications. Mr. Simon has worked in legal publishing for over 25 years. He worked for 7 years as a legal editor for Prentice Hall, where he wrote and edited for the Pension and Profit Sharing and the Plan Administrators Compliance Manual looseleaf services. He has been a legal editor for BLR for more than 20 years. Mr. Simon has been on the Board of the Hartford Chapter of Working in Employee Benefits for 4 years. Mr. Simon has a BA degree with Honors from the University of Connecticut, where he was a member of the Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Bar.
A bipartisan group of eight senators has launched the debate over comprehensive immigration reform with a statement of principles that includes the possibility of legal status for those currently in the country illegally. The “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” sets out four “basic pillars” for comprehensive reform.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has stated that the March 1, 2013 deadline for employers to distribute notices about the availability of health insurance exchanges has been delayed until the late summer or fall of 2013, which will coordinate with the open enrollment period for exchanges.
The IRS has issued the long awaited notice of proposed rulemaking on the employer shared responsibility for healthcare--better known as play or pay--that takes effect on January 1, 2014. The IRS has also issued questions and answers on the requirements of the proposed regulations.
IRS has issued proposed regulation on the Additional Medicare Tax (AMT) provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposed regulations provide guidance for employers and individuals relating to the implementation of AMT, including the requirement to withhold AMT on certain wages and compensation and the requirement to file a return reporting AMT.
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