Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Windsor, 12-307, a case that raises the question of whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is constitutional. Among the various groups that are...more
On January 28, 2013, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced updates to its Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance (DFVC) Program.
As people and employers continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance to assist victims of the hurricane. In this post, we’ll talk about two specific ways in...more
On October 18, 2012 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) impacting tax-qualified pension plans for 2013....more
On August 20, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court ruling that a basic wellness program feature—a $20 penalty for failing to complete a health risk assessment—did not violate the Americans with...more
This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act (to see our National eAuthority on the ruling, click here). So what does this mean for employers? The most important thing...more