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Soft Deadline For Wage/Hour Data Submission? (Beltway Buzz, October 4, 2019)
September 30, 2019, was the deadline for employers to submit EEO-1 Component 2 wage and hour data for 2017 and 2018.
United States
9 Oct 2019
I Love The Smell Of Jet Fumes In The Morning (Beltway Buzz, August 8, 2019)
The smell of jet fumes permeated Washington, D.C., this week as senators scrambled to tie up some loose ends before heading home for the August recess.
United States
6 Aug 2019
DOL Personnel Moves (Beltway Buzz, July 26, 2019)
While we all wait to see how and when the confirmation process for secretary of labor nominee Eugene Scalia may play out, the front office shake-up at the U.S. Department of Labor continued this week.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Traps For The Unwary: Code Section 410(b) Coverage Testing Concerns In Transactions
With a recent uptick in mergers and transactions, we thought it would be worthwhile to provide a refresher on some coverage testing issues related to retirement plans.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Supreme Court To Review ERISA Statute Of Limitations Case
According to the court, actual knowledge is required to start the limitations period.
United States
27 Jun 2019
District Court In California Denies Motion To Dismiss, Finds An Independent Review Organization To Be A Functional Fiduciary Under ERISA
In Josef K. v. California Physicians' Service, No. 18-cv-06385-YGR (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, June 3, 2019), Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers concluded that an independent medical review organization ...
United States
18 Jun 2019
Who's Running USCIS? (Beltway Buzz, June 7, 2019)
The Buzz was away last week, so we didn't get a chance to comment on the departure of L. Francis Cissna from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
United States
11 Jun 2019
Regular Rate Proposal Issues (Beltway Buzz, March 29, 2019)
On March 29, 2019, the DoL's Wage and Hour Division published a notice of proposed rulemaking to clarify what forms of payments must be included (or excluded) for purposes of calculating workers' overtime pay.
United States
3 Apr 2019
Key Takeaways From An ERISA Fiduciary Breach Ruling On Behavioral Standards Of Care After A 10-Day Trial
Behavioral health claims administrators and plan sponsors alike may be looking more closely at their care guidelines—and how they are applied—after a federal court ruled in a California class action
United States
29 Mar 2019
Plan Sponsors: Don't Miss These Retirement Plan Deadlines
Given that a variety of qualified retirement deadlines are approaching, we thought a refresher on the subject would be helpful, especially for plans that utilize a calendar plan year.
United States
25 Mar 2019
Eighth Circuit Casts Doubt On Cross-Plan Offsetting For ERISA Health Plans
Employers may soon find themselves reviewing and revising health plan master documents and summary plan descriptions (SPDs) ...
United States
12 Mar 2019
Arizona Law Prohibiting Municipalities From Enacting Employee Benefits Ordinances Held Unconstitutional
An ordinance mandating the establishment of a typical benefit plan likely would be preempted by ERISA.
United States
15 Feb 2019
A Back-To-School Progress Report
This is an update to our article, Back to School for ERISA Fiduciary Claims: How to Prepare for This Trend in University Litigation, which was published on August 22, 2017.
United States
14 Feb 2019
PODCAST: The Life Of An ERISA Claim: Know The Basics And The Pitfalls
They also discuss issues that may come up for sports industry employers such as handling disability claims involving concussions.
United States
21 Jan 2019
Under ERISA, Ignorance Is Bliss In The Ninth Circuit
In Sulyma v. Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that having access to documents disclosing an alleged breach of fiduciary duty is not sufficient to trigger the three-year statute of limitations.
United States
4 Jan 2019
Is Nothing Sacred? ERISA Attacks Move From Church Plans To Government Plans
Having settled many of its attacks on pension plans sponsored by several large church-affiliated healthcare organizations, the plaintiff's bar appears to be shifting focus
United States
2 Jan 2019
Congress Sprints To The Finish (Beltway Buzz, November 30, 2018)
Congress is back after its Thanksgiving break, and it will be a busy few weeks before it adjourns (as we previously mentioned, Congress is scheduled to adjourn on December 14, 2018, though that date is flexible).
United States
5 Dec 2018
"Hard[ship] To Handle"?
Otis Redding and the Black Crowes may have proclaimed themselves "hard to handle now," but thanks to recent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), hardship distributions from 401(k) plans are a bit less hard to handle, now.
United States
4 Dec 2018
2019 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments On IRS Benefit And Contribution Limits
On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the cost-of-living adjustments affecting tax-qualified pension plans for 2019. Most of the general pension limitations,
United States
9 Nov 2018
Student Loan Repayments Or Retirement Savings? Maybe Both . . .
Recent statistics show that approximately 70 percent of college graduates will leave college with an average of at least $30,000 in student loan debt.
United States
8 Oct 2018
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