The Senate on Sept. 18 passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 7, which would postpone any threat of a government shutdown until after the midterm elections. The short-term spending bill is attached to an appropriations package containing 2019 funding for the Pentagon as well as for the Labor,… Read more »

The National Labor Relations Board announced this week it is revising its test for determining whether two employers are considered joint employers and are both liable under the National Labor Relations Act. To be considered a joint employer under the new NLRB rule, an employer must possess and actually exercise substantial direct and immediate control… Read more »

Nonprofit political groups engaged in electioneering activities must disclose their top political donors beginning this week after the Supreme Court on Sept. 18 declined to intervene in a controversial campaign finance case. The court’s decision could affect political ad spending by 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) groups from now until the November midterm elections. “This is a… Read more »

ASAE is part of a recently-formed coalition that will work with federal and state policymakers to strike the right balance between regulating association health plans (AHPs) and providing the appropriate level of flexibility to allow organizations to provide comprehensive AHP health plans to their small employer and self-employed members. The Coalition to Protect and Promote… Read more »