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Friday, June 5, 2015

In Duda v. Standard Insurance Company, a recent case decided by the Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, we are reminded of the limits on the type of relief an employer may obtain for participants in its […]

Friday, May 22, 2015

What is the IRS thinking about when it announces that plan sponsors, even those using a qualified TPA/recordkeeper, should maintain the records for hardship distributions and participant loans? 401(k) plans particularly (although this applies to other types of qualified plans […]

Friday, May 8, 2015

If you are responsible for administering your company’s Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) policy, you know that the associated FMLA forms can be both your best friend and your worst nightmare. On the one hand, proper use of the […]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Department of Labor (“DOL“) has responded to the concerns of the broker-dealer community as expressed in myriad comment letters concerning the 2010 proposed fiduciary regulations by adding the Best Interest Contract (BIC) exemption to the new proposed rule. The […]

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

How many of you remember the classic children’s’ story “Are you My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman?  In that delightful story, we follow a confused but determined baby bird who is looking for his mother.  He sets off to find her, […]

Friday, May 1, 2015

Unlike the 1967 film, Cool Hand Luke, where the prison warden delivers the above line shortly after giving a beating to prisoner Luke (Paul Newman) for making a sarcastic remark, employers may be worried about a beating from the IRS […]

Monday, April 20, 2015

On the eve of the March 27, 2015 effective date for the DOL’s final rule amending the definition of “spouse” under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), a Texas district court preliminarily enjoined the rule’s application to the […]

Friday, April 17, 2015

Acting on reaction to a proposed and subsequently withdrawn regulation from October 2010 and attempting to address concerns expressed by both interested parties to the initial proposed regulation and an economic analysis by the Council of Economic Advisors (that the […]

Thursday, April 16, 2015

On April 16, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) finally gave a peek into its thinking about what constitutes a “voluntary” wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”). Recall that, while there are extensive wellness rules […]

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In response to comments from the employee benefits community, the IRS has issued two updates in quick succession for the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). The new procedures – Rev. Proc. 2015-27 and Rev. Proc. 2015-28 – do not […]