Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Wal-Mart & the Law

A federal judge has just struck down Maryland’s controversial health-care law targeted at Wal-Mart on the grounds that it’s preempted by federal ERISA law. The Maryland law was enacted in January requiring companies with more than 10,000 employees in Maryland to spend at least 8% of payroll on health care or contribute the difference to the state Medicaid fund.

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