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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Biden Directs DOL to Consider Rescinding Trump-Era Rule on Environmental, Social and Governance Investing

President Biden signed an executive order on May 20 on climate-related financial risk that seeks to change the rules regarding the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments in retirement plans. The order...more

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You don’t know unless you ask the IRS

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A few months back, I was working with a 401(k) plan sponsor on a big Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP) issue. The issue was simple, the latest plan restatement (since 2019) improperly included bonuses to the definition of...more

Harrison Fiduciary Group, LLC

John Hancock ERISA Settlement Includes Appointment of Independent Consultant

For years, ERISA experts (lawyers and fiduciaries) have acknowledged the added value of appointing independent expert fiduciaries to run and monitor retirement plans. Corporate America has been slow to take up this...more

Morgan Lewis - ML Benefits

DOL Begins Its Cybersecurity Audit Initiative – And It’s a Doozy

We repeatedly warned over the past few months, that officials at the highest levels of the DOL were signaling that the DOL would begin an audit initiative focusing on retirement plan cybersecurity practices. ...more

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[Webinar] What Employers Need to Know About Delaware’s June Legislative Session - Part 1 - June 23rd, 10:00 am ET

In this two-part webinar series, Weber Gallagher's Kristen Swift and Tracy Walsh will be joined by Rebecca Byrd, Partner at ByrdGomes, to discuss pending legislation before the Delaware General Assembly. These webinars will...more

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Kimberly-Clark, the latest big 401(k) lawsuit

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. is the latest defendant in a proposed class action Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawsuit. The complaint alleges that Kimberly-Clark breached its fiduciary duties by authorizing the plan...more

Holland & Hart - The Benefits Dial

Time Has Come Today…For Form 5500 Season

Days are getting longer, temperatures are getting warmer, plants are looking greener, schools are letting out, Brood X cicadas are emerging…it can only mean one thing…5500 season is approaching. However, unlike the...more

Ary Rosenbaum

The Rosenbaum Law Firm Review - May 2021

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A Great Retirement Plan Doesn’t Happen By Accident It doesn’t grow on trees, it’s not in the water, and it doesn’t happen by accident. It didn’t happen overnight, it didn’t happen in a vacuum, and it certainly didn’t come...more

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Khan v. PTC, Inc.—Three Important Lessons From An Otherwise Unremarkable 401(k) Fee Case

According to Bloomberg Law, class actions challenging 401(k) plan fees are increasing at a record pace. The underlying claims in these class action suits fall into predictable categories that are all too familiar: excessive...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Weekly IRS Roundup May 31 – June 4, 2021

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 31, 2021 – June 4, 2021... June 1, 2021: The IRS issued a news release, soliciting...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Cybersecurity Guidance Issued to Retirement Plan Sponsors

The Department of Labor recently issued cybersecurity guidance to retirement plans. The department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued guidance in three areas: (1) hiring and working with vendors and...more

Ary Rosenbaum

When the IRS talks, it’s time to listen

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When the Internal Revenue Service develops a laundry list of the things that they will focus on, when it comes to retirement plans, we need to listen. The IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Compliance Governance...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] Protecting Your Employee Benefits Plan from Cybersecurity Threats | What Does the US Department of Labor’s Guidance Mean...

McDermott Will & Emery invites you to a webinar for an in-depth discussion on the US Department of Labor’s initial cybersecurity guidance for retirement plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and what...more

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Call it a Comeback: The Likely Return of ESG Investing in ERISA Accounts

Environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) investing has experienced quite the regulatory roller coaster in recent years. In the most recent turn, Democratic Senators Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), along...more

Ary Rosenbaum

The problem with Solo 401(k) plans

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Solo 401(k) plans are a great benefit for sole proprietors. I know, I have one. The problem is they are on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’) radar. ...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

The Friday Five: Five Current ERISA Litigation Highlights - June 2021

This month’s Friday Five highlights both circuit and district court opinions on the scope of ERISA preemption, discretionary review and exhaustion of administrative remedies....more

Ary Rosenbaum

DOL issues guidance on new fiduciary rule

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The Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance that reinforces that the new investment advice regulation in retirement accounts will strengthen oversight of rollover recommendations and require investment advisers to mitigate...more

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Alerte : Prolongation des allègements aux régimes de pension agréés et aux régimes de congé à traitement différé

Le 20 mai 2021, le ministère des Finances du Canada a annoncé une prolongation d’un an du projet de règlement, publié pour la première fois le 2 juillet 2020 (le « projet de règlement de 2020 »), visant à prêter main-forte...more

Ary Rosenbaum

DOL provides cybersecurity guidance

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The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance for plan sponsors and plan providers that cover best practices for them for maintaining cybersecurity....more

Fisher Phillips

DOL Cybersecurity Guidance: Managing Risks to Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

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The Government Accountability Office recently urged the U.S. Department of Labor to release guidance on cybersecurity matters in an effort to mitigate risks to 401(k) and other retirement plans. The GAO noted that there were...more

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It doesn’t matter when you get paid, do your job

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There is a growing problem that I’ve seen dealing with plan providers (usually third party administrators (TPAs) who get paid for an entire plan year’s work, get terminated and refuse to complete the end of the year work...more

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Are ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims Arbitrable?

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Over the years, attempts to arbitrate breach of fiduciary duty claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Section 502(a)(2) have had varying results.  One court recently recognized that “whether any...more

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Employee Benefits Developments - May 2021

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The Employee Benefits Practice is pleased to present the Employee Benefits Developments Newsletter for the month of May 2021. ...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Best Interest Standard of Care for Advisors #52

The Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule,” PTE 2020-02: The FAQs - This series focuses on the DOL’s new fiduciary “rule”, which was effective on February 16. This, and the next several, articles look at the Frequently...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

The DOL Provides Practical Guidance on the Application of PTE 2020-02

As described in our recent blog posts, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued guidance in the form of FAQs to address questions concerning the practical application of PTE 2020-02, Improving Investment Advice for...more

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