The Future Of "Pay-Or-Play"

Law360, New York (February 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In July 2006, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) successfully challenged a Maryland law that required businesses with 10,000 or more employees to spend 8% of their payrolls on employee health care benefits or pay the shortfall to the state. Retail Industry Leaders Association v. James D. Fielding Jr., Maryland Secretary of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 2006 WL 2007654, 38 EBC 1814 (D. Md. 2006).

In an important new development, a federal appeals court recently upheld the lower court’s ruling. Retail Industry Leaders Association v. James...
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