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GAO Greenlights DOL's 'Employer' Expansion In ERISA

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 6:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that the U.S. Department of Labor complied with the necessary procedures when it issued a rule that essentially expanded the interpretation of the word "employer" in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, loosening the requirements for small businesses to join together to create health care plans exempt from certain Affordable Care Act mandates.

The GAO said in its July 3 report that the Labor Department fulfilled the procedural steps outlined in part of a federal statute governing the congressional review...
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