Evelyn Haralampu

Evelyn Haralampu

Burns & Levinson LLP

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Fiduciary Regulations: New Proposed Effective Date in June

On February 3, 2017 President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of the DOL to determine whether new fiduciary regulations impair the public’s access to retirement information and financial advice. Please...more

3/16/2017 - DOL Effective Date Fiduciary Rule Final Rules Investment Adviser Trump Administration

No Change By Trump: Fiduciary Regulations Still Effective in April

On February 3, 2017 President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Secretary of the DOL to determine whether new fiduciary regulations impair the public’s access to retirement information and financial advice. Please...more

2/9/2017 - DOL Effective Date Fiduciary Rule Final Rules Investment Adviser Trump Administration

Health Reimbursement Accounts for Small Employers

A new law allows small employers to provide a stand-alone employer-paid health reimbursement account plan to employees without incurring a tax penalty. This plan would help employees pay for insurance offered on an exchange...more

12/23/2016 - 21st Century Cures Initiative Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Plan (QSEHRAs)

Trump and the Debate Over the Fiduciary Rules Affecting Retirement Savings

CAMPAIGN PROMISES AND THE FIDUCIARY FIGHT - President Elect Trump’s campaign website states that he intends to issue a moratorium on new regulations that are “not compelled by Congress or public safety.” His stated goal...more

12/8/2016 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Best Interest Contract Exemptions DOL ERISA Fiduciary Rule Financial Services Industry Retirement Plan Trump Administration

Auto Dealers Lead the Way for Ignoring Certain Federal Regulations

Not all federal regulations reflect a rule of law. In fact, some are not even given deference by the courts as a legitimate interpretation of the law. The U.S. Supreme Court recently concluded that certain federal regulations...more

7/21/2016 - Car Dealerships Chevron Deference DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Navarro v Encino Motorcars Salespersons Service Advisors Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

The Top 7 Concerns for Employee Benefits Administrators

For years, employers have been getting a free pass from the courts for a number of different violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") relating to the operation of retirement, medical,...more

7/24/2015 - Benefit Plan Sponsors Employer Liability Issues ERISA Fiduciary Duty Human Resources Professionals Retirement Plan

ERISA Fiduciary Duties for Plan Investments

Many employers offer 401(k) and other retirement plans for their employees as part of the cost of doing business. Too often, retirement plans are established and operated without much thought given to the numerous legal...more

6/15/2015 - 401k Employee Benefits ERISA Fiduciary Duty Retirement Plan SCOTUS Tibble v Edison Int Wage and Hour

Employee Benefits Checklist

Employers that offer an array of benefits to their employees have done so often to keep their compensation packages competitive in the marketplace. Offering retirement and certain fringe benefit programs can be particularly...more

2/20/2014 - Compliance Employee Benefits Fringe Benefits

2013 Employer Checklist for Benefits Planning: Post Windsor and Latest Health Reforms

The following is a short checklist of issues that Massachusetts and other employers need to address as the laws relating to retirement, medical and other employee benefits have changed. The details regarding the application...more

7/11/2013 - Divorce DOMA Employee Benefits Healthcare Healthcare Reform IRS Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

HIPAA Revises Business Associate Agreement Requirements

Protecting Health Information - The privacy of health information is protected by federal rules. These rules, which have been recently updated, affect the handling of “protected health information” (“PHI”) by business...more

5/7/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities HIPAA PHI Subcontractors Vendors

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