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Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Reporting Requirements Under Affordable Care Act

October 3, 2017

Legislation Introduced to Streamline Employer Reporting Requirements Under Affordable Care Act

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation Oct. 3 that seeks to streamline the employer reporting requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), to make it more flexible and less burdensome for employers.

EMV Shift & Truckstops: One Year Later

August 31, 2016

EMV Shift & Truckstops: One Year Later

Truckstop and travel plaza operators along with the entire retail industry are still working to comply with the EMV shift—the move to align credit and debit cards in the United States with proprietary chip technology—that took effect Oct. 1, 2015. Under the new requirements, merchants have to adopt EMV-compliant devices for in-store sales or assume the liability for fraudulent transactions.

President Obama Expands Overtime Eligibility

July 1, 2015

President Obama Expands Overtime Eligibility

The Obama Administration proposed federal overtime regulations that would raise the current overtime threshold to $50,400 a year up from the current threshold of $23,660 as early as 2016. The regulation change is coming under fire from business groups and Republicans who argue it threatens jobs and will force employers to cut hours for salaried employees.

Federal Reserve Appeals Debit Fee Ruling

August 22, 2013

Federal Reserve Appeals Debit Fee Ruling

The Federal Reserve announced late Aug. 21 that it will appeal the recent ruling by the U.S. District Court in Washington that it set the cap on debit card transactions too high.

Durbin Says Interchange Reform Showing Results

October 1, 2012

Durbin Says Interchange Reform Showing Results

Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the American Bankers Association (ABA) last week refuting the association's claims that swipe fee reform is a mistake.

Small Businesses Remain Concerned Over Health Care Law

September 1, 2012

Small Businesses Remain Concerned Over Health Care Law

Expert explore costs of the recently upheld the health care law.