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Maryland Asks Appeals Court To Back "Wal-Mart Law"

Law360 (December 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The state of Maryland and a trade group squared off before a federal appeals court Thursday over Maryland’s controversial “Wal-Mart law,” which would require companies with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least 8% of payroll on employee health insurance.

A lower court struck down the law, entitled the Fair Share Health Care Act, in July, finding that it conflicted with a federal law meant to help employers administer nationwide employee benefit programs unencumbered by local regulations.

Maryland told the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
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