On June 30, 2014 the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a controversial 5-4 decision regarding the Affordable Care Act provision mandating that insurance policies cover contraceptives without charge to the insured.  The Court ruled that Hobby Lobby, Inc. a corporation which owns a number of arts and crafts stores

On September 23, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-61 which provides special rules for employers making claims for refunds or adjustments of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and federal employment taxes resulting from the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor.  In Windsor, the Court found that Section 3 of the Defense of

While uncertainty still lingers in some areas of federal law regarding how the recent overturning of DOMA will affect same-sex couples’ abilities to obtain federal benefits, on August 29, 2013, the IRS clarified this ambiguity with regard to federal tax law.  The IRS published Revenue Ruling 2013-17 and a news release, IR-2013-72, announcing that it

Many dog lovers think their job, and their job performance, would be better if they could bring their pet to work. And there are studies that show that allowing dogs in the workplace reduces stress – resulting in happier and even more productiveDogs at Work and efficient employees – and even increased teamwork.

So every office should