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Quiet Period Best Practices

The insider trading policies of almost all public companies contain closely monitored “black out” periods that prohibit trades by designated classes of employees during certain periods in the company’s SEC reporting cycle....more

Penalties Increased for Employee Benefit Plan Violations

by Varnum LLP on

Recently-enacted legislation has increased many penalty amounts for certain employee benefit plan violations. The new penalties – some of which are more than double previous amounts – were adjusted to catch up with inflation...more

DOL Rule Imposes Significant Increases in Penalties for Employee Benefit Plan Violations

by Littler on

On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an interim final rule that significantly increases various penalties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”). The interim rule is the...more

Feds settle on final 2011 Southwest blackout penalty

by PretiFlaherty on

Over four years after a major 2011 power outage in Southern California and parts of the Southwest, federal energy regulators have approved the sixth and final settlement of penalties for violations of law and reliability...more

Lights Out for a 401(k) Investment Fund? Don't Forget the Blackout Notice Rules.

One of your company’s 401(k) investment fund options is underperforming. Or, perhaps the fund is no longer appropriate for your employees. Or, perhaps a fund’s wildly successful fund manager has jumped ship to another fund...more

FCC Repeals Sports Blackout Rules

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

As expected, the FCC today voted 5-0 to repeal the sports blackout rules that require cable systems and satellite operators to black out local sporting events broadcast on distant television stations when the event is not...more

Why Ending FCC Blackout Rules May Be Broadcast TV's Demise [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Jan. 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- The NFL hasn't had a blackout of a playoff game since 2002, though last week was a close one. If a game isn't sold out 72 hours before kickoff, the Federal Communication Commission's rules...more

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