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Employers Now Have New Opportunities For Self-Correction Under EPCRS
The Internal Revenue Service recently amended its Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) to allow more retirement plan qualification failures to be self-corrected, including retroactive plan amendments.
United States
17 Jun 2019
Limbo No More? EEOC May Soon Publish New Wellness Program Rules
Pushing its deadline back for the second time, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it plans to issue amended regulations related to incentivizing participation.
United States
13 Jun 2019
Lessons For Employers From Recent Fiduciary Litigation
There has been a surge of court decisions over the last year addressing fiduciary liability for welfare benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
United States
11 Mar 2019
An Executive Compensation Primer For The HR Professional
An HR professional wears many hats relative to executive and key employee compensation.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Cleveland Partner Pens Article On Nuances In ERISA Law
Jeffrey Smith is a partner who works with employers on their employee benefits programs, including the employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA. He reminds clients that the "E" in ERISA
United States
20 Feb 2019
The "E" Is Not For Employer
When I speak with employers about the onerous obligations under ERISA and the court decisions that followed, I frequently tell them that the "E" in ERISA stands for "employee," not employer.
United States
6 Dec 2018
When Should Health Plan Sponsors Prepare For The Revised 5500? Right Now!
In July 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation released proposed revisions ...
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3 Oct 2018
The Clock Is Ticking. Prepare For The Hurricane And Afterwards. Fisher Phillips Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)..
These FAQs address many employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of hurricane-related disasters; consequently, in addition to federal laws ...
United States
20 Sep 2018
Senator Warner Once Again Hopes To Provide Portable Benefits For Gig Workers
We can safely say that one of the biggest supporters of the gig economy is Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D). Back in 2016, he advocated for the Labor Department to update its statistics
United States
30 Aug 2018
Web Exclusive - June 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented ...
United States
13 Jul 2018
What Do Employers Need To Know About Justice Kennedy's Retirement?
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement of his impending retirement, effective the end of next month, provides President Trump ...
United States
11 Jul 2018
Creating A New Retirement System In The Gig Economy
As an increasing number of workers continue to join the gig economy, it is increasingly imperative for lawmakers and regulators to create a new retirement system that allows for freelancers...
United States
27 Apr 2018
Retired Teacher's Same-Sex Spouse Entitled To Retirement Benefits
Last Month, in Gateway Sch. Dist. V. Gateway Educ. Ass'n, 783 C.D. 2017 (Pa. Commw. Ct. Feb. 28, 2018), a Pennsylvania court affirmed an arbitration decision holding that a retired teacher ...
United States
28 Mar 2018
What Every Employer Needs To Know About The Tax Reform Law
Late last year, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") and it was quickly signed by the President.
United States
2 Mar 2018
Top 100 Workplace Law Stories Of 2017
Well, at least the first 19 days of 2017 were relatively calm. But starting with the inauguration of President Trump and continuing through the last days of the year...
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4 Dec 2017
Comprehensive Faqs For Employers On Hurricanes And Other Workplace Disasters
This list of frequently asked questions was originally prepared by the law firm of Fisher Phillips in 2005, in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
United States
13 Sep 2017
Troubling Court Decision Sends Withdrawal Liability Warning To Employers
A federal appeals court has handed multiemployer pension plans a blank check to assess increased withdrawal liability against employers exiting a plan.
United States
12 Sep 2017
Dale Earnhardt Jr.s Sudden Retirement: A Lesson On The Value Of Workplace Safety
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. shocked the racing world last week when he abruptly announced his retirement from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season.
United States
31 Jul 2017
Church-Affiliated Employers Get Win As SCOTUS Clarifies ERISA Exemption
In a unanimous 8-0 decision published today, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled that employee benefit plans sponsored by church-affiliated organizations will qualify for the...
United States
15 Jun 2017
Documentation Relief For Hardship Distributions
Retirement plans are permitted, but not required, to provide in-service distributions of elective deferrals to participants if they can show financial hardship...
United States
9 Jun 2017
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