Federal Court Strikes Maryland's Health Care Mandate

January 2007
Venulex Legal Summaries;2007 Q1, p1
The article focuses on the ruling by a federal court in Maryland on the state's Fair Share Act. The act requires employers to either pay 8% of the total wages paid to employees on health insurances costs or pay to the state an amount equal to the difference between what the employer spends for health insurance costs and an amount equal to 8% of the total wages paid to employees. The court held that it is preempted by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and thus, unenforceable.


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