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Mayo Clinic reaction

Mayo Clinic reaction on The Supreme Court ruling that medical residents should be considered employees when it comes to collecting Social Security taxes":

"Mayo Clinic is disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that residents do not qualify for the student exemption to FICA tax. In its ruling, however, the Court acknowledged residents are ‘engaged in a valuable educational pursuit.' Because Mayo and the residents have been paying FICA tax while this case with the government was pending, they will not see any changes based on this decision."

Below is a statement from Ted Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, who represented Mayo and the University of Minnesota: "We are disappointed that the Supreme Court decided to uphold the Treasury Department's exclusion of medical residents from the scope of the Student Exemption enacted by Congress. As the Court itself acknowledged, medical residents are engaged in a formal and structured educational program that is an indispensable component of their medical training. The Treasury Department's regulation overlooks the important educational pursuits in which residents are engaged."

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