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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

DOL Updates Procedures for Locating Missing Participants in Defined Contribution Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released Field Assistance Bulletin 2014-01 (the “FAB”), which updates DOL’s guidance on locating missing participants when a defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k) plan, is...more

Current Immigration Consequences of the Government Shutdown

by Littler on

With the federal government shutdown now a reality, employers should be aware of the immigration consequences. The following outlines how the government shutdown is affecting the operations at agencies that process...more

Government Shutdown

by Burr & Forman on

Here is some preliminary information about what to expect while the government shutdown is in effect: E-VERIFY - The E-Verify system is not accepting cases and will cease processing pending cases for the...more

The Impact of Windsor on Social Security Benefits and FMLA Rights

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, which struck the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) provision limiting marriage to opposite sex spouses, the government agencies have been working on updating...more

Immigration Reform in a Vacuum

by Kathleen Campbell Walker on

In the ten years post the September 11 acts of terror against the United States (U.S.) and the more recent economic downturn in the U.S., the issue of immigration reform has been basically an anathema to the public and our...more

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