Brian J. Dougherty

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Year-End Legislation Important for Employers

The 2015 Cromnibus and the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 solve some problems and raise others. On December 16, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act...more

1/9/2015 - Affordable Care Act Appropriations Bill ERISA Expatriates Health Insurance IRA Multiemployer Plan PBGC Qualified Retirement Plans Tax Credits Tax Extenders

Private Equity Fund May Be “Trade or Business” Under ERISA

First Circuit holds that an investment fund may be responsible for controlled group pension liabilities of portfolio companies. On July 24, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a significant decision...more

8/28/2013 - ERISA Investment Funds PBGC Pensions Private Equity Sun Capital Partners Withdrawal Liability

PBGC Proposes New Regulations Under Reportable Events Rule

New rules signal relief for financially sound plans and plan sponsors and are consistent with PBGC's section 4062(e) enforcement policy for "plant shutdown" liability....more

4/12/2013 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Enforcement Actions ERISA PBGC Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements Safe Harbors

PBGC Changes Enforcement Policy Under ERISA Section 4062(e)

No action will be taken against creditworthy companies or small pension plans; no financial guarantees will be required for approximately 92% of applicable employer-plan sponsors. On November 2, the Pension Benefit...more

11/13/2012 - PBGC

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