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Federal Register: DOL Adopts Final Rule Allowing Use Of Multiple Employer Plans
The DOL final rule allowing small businesses to join together to sponsor 401k plans for their employees was published in the Federal Register.
United States
8 Aug 2019
Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Regulate Change In Control Transactions
Senators Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin and Sherrod Brown, and Representatives Mark Pocan and Pramila Jayapal introduced a bill to govern the private funds that engage in change in control transactions.
United States
29 Jul 2019
SEC Commissioner Advocates For Retirement Security Protection
SEC Commissioner Kara M. Stein warned of a fast-approaching retirement crisis and suggested ways in which the agency ...
United States
18 Oct 2018
Broker-Dealer Settles SEC Charges Over Failure To Preserve Audio Files And Inaccurate Recordkeeping
A broker-dealer agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle SEC charges that it violated Exchange Act books and records provisions.
United States
24 Jul 2018
Fifth Circuit Vacates Fiduciary Rule
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling vacating the Department of Labor ("DOL") fiduciary rule, as well as two new related exemptions ...
United States
20 Mar 2018
DOL Proposes To Delay Full Applicability Of Fiduciary Rule
On August 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB")...
United States
18 Aug 2017
House Democrats Urge DOL To Implement Fiduciary Rule "On Schedule And Without Delay"
Forty House Democrats urged DOL Office of Regulations and Interpretations ("ORI") Employee Benefits Security Administration Acting Secretary Edward Hugler to reconsider the DOL's proposed delay of the fiduciary rule...
United States
30 Mar 2017
SEC Solicits Feedback On Pay Ratio Rule, SEC Acting Chair Calls On Staff To Rethink Implementation
The SEC requested industry feedback on the pay ratio disclosure rule in response to unanticipated compliance difficulties reported by issuers.
United States
16 Feb 2017
Outgoing Labor Secretary Highlights "Great Progress"
In a "Memorandum to the American People" (the "Exit Memo"), Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez stated that the DOL "made great progress" during the past eight years.
United States
13 Jan 2017
Your 401(k) Plan "Brokerage Window" May Require An S-8 Registration
New guidance from the Securities Exchange Commission requires issuers to take a fresh look at their 401(k) plans.
United States
30 Sep 2016
President Obama Vetoes Congressional Resolution To Block Fiduciary Rule
President Obama vetoed a Congressional resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 88) that would prevent the Department of Labor's implementation of the final rule...
United States
17 Jun 2016
SIFMA Critiques DOL Fiduciary Rule
SIFMA examined the DOL's final Conflict of Interest Rule and its "vast implications for retirement advice as well as next steps for operationalization and implementation by financial firms."
United States
19 May 2016
Current Structuring May Not Shield Private Equity Firms From ERISA Liabilities
On March 28, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts held that two private equity funds within Sun Capital were jointly and severally liable under ERISA...
United States
19 Apr 2016
Budget Legislation Repeals Affordable Care Act's Automatic Enrollment Requirement For Large Employers
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-74, which was signed by President Obama on November 2, 2015, included a little‑publicized provision that repealed the Affordable Care Act's automatic enrollment requirement.
United States
9 Nov 2015
Illinois Court Strikes Down Chicago Pension Reforms, Deepening City's Financial Crisis
Illinois law establishes retirement plans for all public employees in the State, including those employed by the City of Chicago.
United States
30 Jul 2015
A Looming Crisis: Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Statute Reducing Benefits
On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois struck down recently enacted state public pension reform legislation on the grounds that the legislation violated the "pension protection clause" of the Illinois constitution.
United States
20 May 2015
U.S. Department Of Labor Finalizes New Criteria For Which Entities Would Qualify As "Rating Agencies" In Connection With The Underwriter Exemptions
The U.S. Department of Labor has recently published an amendment to the socalled "Underwriter Exemptions," which provide relief from certain of the prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
United States
31 Jul 2013
DOL Provides Important ERISA Guidance Regarding Cleared Swaps
On February 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") issued an advisory opinion concerning the application of the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
United States
4 Mar 2013
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