Polsinelli Podcasts - Safely Navigating the ADA, FMLA & Worker's Compensation Laws
Has the Affordable Care Act influenced COBRA? What if my employer fails to offer COBRA?
“You Want More Time Off?” – Dealing with Employees’ Medical Leave Requests Under the FMLA and ADA
Private Equity Fees and Expenses
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
How Did The NFL Get This So Wrong?
Polsinelli Podcasts - Can Your Employee Wear That to Work? EEOC Updated Guidelines
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcasts - The Virtual World and Wage and Hour Issues
Dr. John A.C. Cartner Discusses the Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention on its First Anniversary
How to Monitor, Audit and Improve Your Anti Corruption Compliance Program
Winston & Strawn's Kessler Sees Change and Opportunity in College Athletics
Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Practical Steps to Protect Your Company from Third Party Risks
How Ed O'Bannon Just Disrupted College Athletics
FCPA Compliance Programs A Review of Best Practices
Creating a Culture of Ethics and Compliance
Conducting Interviews in an Internal Investigation 2 13 14, 9 03 AM
Polsinelli Podcasts - How Employers Fared With the U.S. Supreme Court This Term
Building an Anti Corruption Compliance Program Practical Steps 2 18 14, 9 02 AM
Internal Investigations: Soup to Nuts (March 13, 2014)
Plan sponsors such as Ford, General Motors and more recently, Motorola, have made headlines for implementing strategies to remove liabilities from their balance sheets by cashing out participants and transferring their...more
Dollar General just agreed to pay $4 million to settle a class action background check case based on its alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Marcum v. Dolgencorp, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:12cv108...more
On October 23 and 24, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued coordinated guidance on lifetime income provided through target date funds held by retirement plans. According to an...more
Last week, the IRS issued Notice 2014-66, providing a special rule that allows defined contribution pension plans to give participants a lifetime annuity income option by offering target date funds ("TDFs") that include...more
SaverNation is one of the best ideas out there in the 401(k) marketplace. It can reward 401(k) plan participants an opportunity to save money in their 401(k) plan by making product purchases online....more
On Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released interim guidance, Notice 2014-67, on whether a state or local government entity or an organization described in §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986,...more
On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2014-99, which applies cost of living adjustments (“COLAs”) to various limits applicable to qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts for the...more
Connecticut has added mortgage brokers, lenders, and servicing companies to the list of “financial institutions” exempted under the state’s existing law limiting credit checks for purposes of employment. The amendment, which...more
Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration announced the cost-of-living adjustments to the applicable dollar limits on various employer-sponsored retirement and welfare plans and the...more
The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost-of-living increases applicable to annual limits for employee benefit plans, including pensions, 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), and welfare plans for 2015. Employers should make sure...more
Owners of large retirement accounts may be lulled into complacency concerning the asset protection available to these special assets. The funds which you (and perhaps also your employer through a matching program) have...more
In a 5-4 decision, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled in an employer’s favor and clarified what are, and are not, statutory “wages” and unlawful wage “rebates” under Washington State’s Wage Rebate Act (“WRA”), RCW 49.52...more
I-9 Audits -
A fine for a couple of I-9 violations pales in comparison to the $34 million settlement paid by Infosys in 2012 for repeated I-9 violations and omissions discovered by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...more
On October 23, 2014 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the cost-of-living adjustments impacting tax-qualified pension plans for 2015. The increase in the cost-of-living index met the statutory thresholds that...more
Plan sponsors should replace the Bad Plan Decision Makers.
It's time for them to go.
If your company's retirement plan got into some trouble because the powers that be who run the plan (whether it's the C.E.O.,...more
On October 23, 2014, the IRS announced the 2015 cost-of-living increases applicable to the dollar limits for retirement plans. The annual limit for elective deferrals to 401(k) and 403(b) plans will increase from $17,500 to...more
On October 23, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service announced the 2015 cost-of-living adjustments to the contribution limits and other amounts applicable to various retirement plans. Those amounts are set forth below. Please...more
The IRS has announced the new dollar limits for contributions and benefits in retirement and certain deferred compensation plans for 2015. The new limits are the result of the application of statutory cost-of-living...more
Supervising Registered Employees of Foreign Affiliates -
NASD Rules 1021(a) and 1031(a) permit a FINRA member to register or maintain the registration as principal or representative of an individual who is engaged in...more
Adjusted Limits -
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the 2015 limits that affect the operation of tax-qualified retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, and certain other types of employee benefit plans,...more
Retirement Plan Limits
- The following limits apply to retirement plans in 2015:
- The limit on elective deferrals under 401(k) and 403(b) plans has increased to $18,000 in 2015.
- The annual limit on...more
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has adjusted the dollar limitations for benefits and contributions that apply to retirement plans. The Social Security Administration has also increased the Social Security taxable wage...more
Last month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a proposed rule requiring member firms to strengthen their background investigations of applicants seeking registration.
The proposed rule adopts,...more
It’s easier to spend money than to make money. It’s easier to lose a client than get hired by a new one. As a retirement plan provider, you can ill-afford to lose clients. Too many retirement plan providers don’t see how...more
Analysis: HRAs are employer-funded accounts designed to reimburse employees for out-of-pocket medical expenses. Employees are not permitted to contribute their own funds, so they are unlike flexible spending accounts or...more
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