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Are Your Executive Compensation Arrangements Safe from the New Disability Regulations?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Beginning April 1, 2018, new disability claim regulations may apply to some executive compensation arrangements. Given this pending regulatory deadline, employers need to analyze which of their executive compensation...more

Sudden impact: When a spouse unexpectedly dies

It’s almost impossible to fully prepare for a spouse’s sudden death, but it helps to keep one’s finances organized and communicate with a spouse about these matters. This article offers points to address in the event a spouse...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - February 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc. notified its electronic medical record customers last week that a ransomware attack was behind the disruption of service for medical providers. Please see full Publication below for...more

Privacy Tip #124 – FTC Alerts Consumers to Social Security Administration Scammers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a scam alert this week notifying consumers that it has received an up-tick in complaints that scammers are calling consumers claiming they are from the Social Security Administration....more

The Government Shutdown's Impact on Immigration

On January 20, 2018, the federal government entered into a partial shutdown following Congress’s failure to reach an agreement to continue funding the federal government. Certain federal agencies that rely solely on...more

What If The Government Shuts Down tonight?(1/19/2018): Impact On Immigration Services

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Congressional negotiations on a federal spending bill remain very active. To avoid a federal government shutdown, a decision or a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government at current levels must be reached...more

Washington Legislature Introduces Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On January 10, 2018, a bill was introduced in the Washington State Legislature that would substantially enact the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA) finalized by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in late 2016. The...more

EO Update: e-News for Charities & Nonprofits

by Bryan Cave on

Employers face a January 31, 2018, due date for filing 2017 Forms W-2 and W-3 with the Social Security Administration. This date applies to both electronic and paper filers....more

Update: IRS Announces Employee Benefit Plan Limits for 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On Monday, November 27, 2017, the Social Security Administration announced that the it is lowering the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2018 to $128,400. The Social Security Administration...more

ERISA: Successfully Opposing Motions to Supplement the Record with Social Security Disability Determinations– the Advantage to De...

You already know that in ERISA life, health and disability claim determinations, “‘[i]n most cases…the district court should only look at the evidence that was before the plan administrator at the time of the determination.’”...more

Social Security Administration Corrects and Updates Wage Base for 2018

On November 27, 2017, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it is adjusting the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2018 to $128,400. As we have previously posted, the SSA had announced...more

SSA Changes Update of Social Security Wage Base for 2018

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Social Security Administration, in a press release issued November 27, 2017, revised the Social Security wage base for 2018 that it had previously announced in October, changing it from $128,700 to $128,400. ...more

DOL Requests Extension of Final Disability Claims Rule To April 1, 2018

by Benesch on

On October 10th the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed to extend by 90 days the applicability date for the Final DOL Claims Procedure Regulations (Rule) from January 1, 2018 to April 1, 2018. At the beginning of this year,...more

Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration announce benefit limits for 2018

The Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration have announced the various retirement plan benefit and employment tax limits for 2018. In many cases, including in regard to 401(k) deferrals, the limitations...more

Updated Form I-765 Allows Applicant to Request Social Security Number Without Having to File Separate Request with the Social...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

On October 2, 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of Form I-765, the application used to apply for an employment authorization document (or “EAD” card). Based on a new...more

Social Security Numbers May be Requested with Work Permission

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

The form I-765 has been revised so that applicants may request a Social Security number at the same time. The form is used to request work permission, known as EAD or Employment Authorization Document, by certain foreign...more

Updated USCIS Form Creates Streamlined Path to EAD and Social Security Number

Following an announcement issued on October 2, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin offering foreign nationals in certain categories the option to simultaneously file for work authorization and a...more

Walking The E-Verify Tightrope: The Balance Between Compliance And Avoiding Discrimination Claims

by Fisher Phillips on

Here’s the skinny: the Trump administration wants to make E-Verify mandatory for all employers. The electronic database that immediately confirms an individual’s eligibility to work in the United States has been promoted as a...more

Gainful Employment and the AACS court decision: What it means for schools

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

On June 28, 2017, the D.C. District Court issued its opinion and order in the matter of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (“AACS”) v. the U.S. Department of Education. AACS challenged the Department’s Gainful...more

Coming Soon: Two-Factor Authentication for Social Security Website

by BakerHostetler on

The Social Security Administration recently announced that beginning June 10, two-factor authentication will be required for all account holders logging into the “My Social Security” portal. To comply with this new rule,...more

North Carolina: The E-Verify Times, They Are A-Changin’

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

The employment legal landscape certainly is changing, and this change is particularly visible at the federal level. But while you await the Affordable Care Act’s fate with bated breath, don’t forget that your state...more

How to Make Distributions to an SNT Beneficiary Without Disrupting Their SSI

When serving as the trustee of a special needs trust, it is crucial to be careful when making distributions for the benefit of the trust beneficiary. This is particularly true if the beneficiary receives Supplemental...more

What’s Next Under the Congressional Review Act?

As we reported, the House and Senate have passed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act disapproving the SEC Resource Extraction Rule and that President Trump was expected to sign the legislation that...more

Antennas up, Employers: Are ALJs History?

by Burr & Forman on

The Supreme Court of the United States is, of course, known for landmark decisions affecting the lives of Americans. When we hear "SCOTUS" we think of famous civil rights cases such as Marbury v. Madison, (1803) which...more

2016 Year-End Tax Update: Okay, Now What?

by Cozen O'Connor on

In last year’s materials, loosely styled “Make America Great Again!,” we ruminated upon (and also thought about) what role, if any, federal income taxes might play in helping to make America great again, once the interminable...more

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