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Ary Rosenbaum

40% of plan participants don’t know what their fees are, most of the other 60% also have no clue

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According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), about 40% of 401(k) plan participants don’t fully understand the fees they are paying. Even with fee disclosure rules implemented in 2012, 41% of participants...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights, Volume 2, Issue 17

DeSantis May Strip Lawsuit Protection from Businesses Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations - "Thus far, the administration has identified around 120 businesses, big and small, and local governments that it may seek penalties...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson - The LHD/ERISA Advisor

The LHD/ERISA Advisor: Ninth Circuit Joins Fourth Circuit in Holding that Equitable Estoppel is Barred Where Use Would Contradict...

In Wong v. Flynn-Kerper, 999 F.3d 1205 (9th Cir. 2021), the Ninth Circuit barred the use of equitable estoppel to challenge the purchase price of company shares under an ERISA stock ownership plan when such use would...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Incentives for COVID-19 Vaccination: Regulatory Considerations and Potential Federal Funding

As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches the two-year mark, the United States leads the world in new COVID-19 cases and deaths. These tragic numbers reflect both the rise of the highly contagious Delta variant, as well as...more

Littler

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You? (UPDATED)

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While available vaccines have proven highly effective in controlling COVID-19 and its variants to date, the virus continues to spread — particularly among unvaccinated populations. In the face of flagging interest, officials...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

PAGA Repeal May Be On the Ballot in 2022

Earlier this month, a coalition including the California Chamber of Commerce, California New Car Dealers Association and Western Growers filed a proposed initiative measure entitled The Fair Pay and Employer Accountability...more

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EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 FAQs

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Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) added more FAQs to its COVID guidance to what is becoming a very long list that started months ago. The EEOC highlights the additional religious exemption guidance...more

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EEOC Issues New Guidance for Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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On October 25, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” issued new guidance regarding religious objections to workplace COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The new guidance is included in the EEOC’s larger...more

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2021 California Labor, Employment, and Independent Contractor Legislative Update

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With the 2021 California legislative year closed, it is now time to examine the new legislation that will affect California companies. We have summarized the key new legislation below, with relevant action items noted....more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

EEOC Issues Additional Guidance on Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

On October 25, the EEOC issued updated and expanded guidance regarding the obligations of employers under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) when an employee presents with a religious objection to a...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Day of the Dead…lines: Updating Your Plan’s Safe Harbor Notice

As the end of year approaches, now is the time for safe harbor 401(k) plan sponsors to prepare their annual safe harbor notices. 401(k) Plans that satisfy nondiscrimination testing via the employer contribution safe...more

Morgan Lewis

Arkansas Law Requires Employers to Accept Testing Alternative to COVID-19 Vaccination

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A proposed Arkansas bill that would require employers to offer testing options as an exception to employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates became law on October 13, 2021. Governor Asa Hutchinson refused to sign the law, deeming it...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Denver Employees, Contractors

Federal, state, and local governments are now taking a stronger approach by requiring certain employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or otherwise regularly test negative for the virus. This article discusses the...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

EEOC Updates Its Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines Ahead of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard

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As we await OSHA’s highly anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)—which will require certain employers to implement “vaccine-or-test” policies—the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) recently updated its...more

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NYSDOL Issues Guidance Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis and the Workplace

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On October 8, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) issued “Frequently Asked Questions” (“FAQs”) to address common situations and questions relating to the legalization of adult-use cannabis and its effect...more

Littler

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps (UPDATED)

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As the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, government officials at all levels are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance based on ever-shifting case and...more

Cozen O'Connor

FAA Proposes to Increase Rest Periods for U.S. Airline Flight Attendants

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The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require that flight attendants at large U.S. airlines receive a rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours between periods of duty lasting 14 hours or less. Under...more

Hogan Lovells

Wage Watchers nun auch in Brüssel - EU Kommission nimmt Absprachen im Personalbereich in den Fokus

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Absprachen im Personalbereich rücken zunehmend in den Fokus der Kartellbehörden. EU Wettbewerbskommissarin Margrethe Vestager hat jüngst am 22. Oktober 2021 in einer Rede in Rom ("A New Era of Cartel Enforcement")...more

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IRS Lifts Barriers to Help Address Labor Shortage Due to COVID-19

As employers across the country are facing critical labor shortages, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has stepped in, attempting to help by removing barriers that may have previously stopped employers from rehiring retirees...more

Fisher Phillips

California Businesses Receive New COVID-19 and Reasonable Accommodation Guidance

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California businesses struggling to police local vaccine verification mandates in places such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Contra Costa, West Hollywood, and Berkeley received good news last week as state officials issued...more

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EEOC Issues Guidance on Religious Objections to COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

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Yesterday, the EEOC issued updated guidance (“Guidance”) regarding employers’ obligations in responding to employees’ religious objections to receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. A full copy of the new Guidance can be found at...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

DOL extends temporary enforcement policy for conflicted fiduciaries, delays rollover enforcement

In Field Assistance Bulleting 2021-02, published on October 25, 2021, the US Department of Labor announced with respect to its Fiduciary Rule 3.0 that: ..The temporary ERISA enforcement policy for conflicted fiduciary...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Trimark Foodcraft Agrees to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Employer Fired Worker With Disability Instead of Allowing Her to Return to Work With an Oxygen Device, Federal Agency Charged - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Strategic Equipment, LLC, doing business as TriMark Foodcraft, LLC, a...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

OSHA Issues Proposed COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ETS for Private 100+ Employers

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On October 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) delivered a draft of the emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing of workers for private employers with...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

New Texas Executive Order Limits Employers’ Ability to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines in Texas

As many may have seen, on October 11, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas issued Executive Order No. GA-40 (the "Texas Order"), immediately limiting Texas employers' ability to compel employees to receive COVID-19...more

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