Employee Benefits Issues in California Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decisions
BB&K's Isabel Safie Discusses the Implications of IRS’ Definition of Governmental Plan Status
Is an Honor Vacation Policy Right for My Company?
Polsinelli Podcast - Affordable Care Act Delays - What it Really Means for Employers
The Affordable Care Act: The Structure of Health Plans – Interview with Alden Bianchi, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Lawyers Must Disclose What Clients Pay
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
The en banc Sixth Circuit reaffirmed what the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits knew all along.
Ever since Cigna v.Amara, 131 S. Ct. 1866 (2011), in which the United States Supreme Court provided fresh theories (e.g.,...more
The start of the new year is as good a time as any to look back at some of the employee benefits regulatory developments of 2014 that were not previously covered in this column.
Originally published in Employee Benefit...more
In This Issue:
- ASIA PACIFIC:
- Australia: Gender Equality Reporting Update
- China: Predicted Increase in Collective Bargaining
- China: Compliance with 10% Cap on Dispatch Workers
- Hong Kong:...more
Proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass Lewis have both released updates to their policies that outline how they will form recommendations to shareholders on how they should vote on governance,...more
Clients sometimes like to ease the transition for employees who are retiring or whom the client would like to encourage to leave. One strategy is to continue the employee “on payroll” for a period of time with the expectation...more
In Silva v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 762 F.3d 711 (8th Cir. 2014), the Eighth Circuit joined a number of other circuits in recognizing equitable remedies of reformation and surcharge based on a breach of fiduciary...more
You already know that employee benefit plans established by governmental entities are exempt from ERISA.
But ERISA might apply if the employee benefit for the government employee is established through an association....more
As reported, the Internal Revenue Code currently permits a plan design that allows plan participants to convert non-Roth after-tax contributions to Roth contributions through in-plan Roth rollovers. This design would allow a...more
On January 4, 2015, outgoing Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn signed The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act, requiring any business in operation for at least two years that has 25 employees or more in Illinois, and...more
Some employers – particularly smaller ones – have assisted their employees to obtain health insurance by reimbursing them for the cost of insurance they purchase in the individual market. Does this practice satisfy the...more
Business owners have at their disposal a variety of employee incentive compensation tools to attract and retain talent. In terms of employee incentive plan design, business owners work to strike a balance between...more
Alabama's recent news headlines have been dominated by the subject of same-sex marriage. There are very strong opinion on both sides of the issue, and Alabama has now joined the long list of states involved in litigation...more
The Department of Labor recently issued final regulations implementing the annual funding notice that defined benefit plans are required to provide under Section 101(f) of ERISA. The final regulations are similar to the...more
The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has begun what is expected to be a year filled with regulatory changes by issuing its proposed new regulations regarding sex discrimination by federal contractors, which have not...more
Welcome to the updated edition of DLA Piper’s Guide to Going Global – Global Equity, Restricted Stock and RSUs.
GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL SERIES -
Many companies today aim to scale their businesses globally and into...more
Many businesses are not always aware of the potential requirement to file Form 5500 each year; the form details financial conditions, investments and operations of benefit plans, as required by ERISA and the IRS. ...more
Alabama probate judges began issuing marriage licenses and presiding over ceremonies for same-sex couples a few days ago. The landmark occasion follows a recent ruling out of the Southern District of Alabama that struck down...more
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have gained in popularity since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, but many employers are unclear about how they differ from more traditional Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). An...more
In this issue:
- SEC and NYSE Developments
- Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation
- Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters
- Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments
The increasing cost of healthcare is a significant concern for companies that provide health care benefits to their employees. With certain key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known...more
A few years ago, researchers from the business schools at the University of Indiana and the University of Texas at Austin looked at some data to try to figure out why many poor 401(k) investment choices linger on fund...more
The deposit timing rules are relatively straightforward, or so we thought...
Just a few weeks ago, a client asked us for assistance in completing the 401(k) recordkeeper’s 2014 Form 5500 data questionnaire. As...more
After what Judge Posner described as 19 "interminable" years of litigation, the latest round of Matz v. Household International Tax Reduction Investment Plan may be the last. In late December 2014, the 7th Circuit of Appeals...more
On January 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States resolved a long-standing dispute between the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the remainder of the federal judiciary in a case concerning the extent to which...more
The Supreme Court has unanimously vacated a Sixth Circuit ruling that a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) vested retirees with lifetime medical benefits. M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, No. 13-1010, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 759...more
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