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October 5, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Nominations Period for 2018 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is soliciting nominations to fill five, three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee […]
October 5, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Compliance Guidance For Employee Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced an update on employee benefit plan compliance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “Our deepest and […]
September 26, 2017

Ask the Experts: Salary Nondisclosure Agreements

Question: We’d like to have employees sign a documented policy saying that they will not discuss their pay with current or past employees or with others […]
September 26, 2017

Federal Employment Law Update-September 2017

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor released the 2018 minimum wage rate for federal contractors as required by […]
September 15, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Hurricane Harvey Compliance Guidance and Relief to Employee Benefit Plans Impacted by Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced employee benefit plan compliance guidance and relief for victims of Hurricane Irma that parallels that which it already […]
August 31, 2017

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Additional Extension Of Transition Rule Period for Fiduciary Rule Exemptions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed 18-month extension from January 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019, of the special transition period for the […]
March 1, 2017

US Labor Department proposes extension to fiduciary rule applicability date

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposed extension of the applicability dates of the fiduciary rule and related exemptions, including the Best […]
January 17, 2017

US Labor Department files lawsuit to recover employees’ contributions for participants in two Passages Hospice benefit plans

Date of Action: Jan. 17, 2017 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit Names of Defendants: Sandor Szajkovics Passages Hospice LLC Passages Hospice LLC […]
January 10, 2017

US Labor Department sues Colorado alarm monitoring company, CEO and fiduciary to recover $82K in missing retirement, health plan contributions

Date of Action: Jan. 6, 2017 Type of Action: Lawsuit to recover missing retirement and health plan funds Name of Defendant(s): Central Security Communications Inc. Chief […]
January 5, 2017

US Labor Department sues First Bankers Trust Services, Inc., Sonnax Industries, Inc. and its owners, to recover losses to Vermont ESOP

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The U.S. Department of Labor is suing the fiduciaries of a Vermont employee stock ownership plan for violations of the Employee Retirement Income […]
December 28, 2016

US Labor Department provides updated guidance on proxy voting by employee benefits plans

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration announced today updated guidance for plan fiduciaries with respect to proxy voting. Specifically, the agency […]
December 23, 2016

Suit seeks funds owed to retirement plan of Maryland company

Date of Action: Dec. 21, 2016 Type of Action: Complaint Name(s) of Defendant(s): Larry Porter, Susan Porter, SeaBoard Management LLC, SeaBoard Management Inc., and SeaBoard Management […]
July 31, 2018

3 Memos and 3 Categories

NLRB Provides Insight on How it Will Address Employer Policies On July 13, 2018, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) […]
August 1, 2018

OSHA Proposes to Eliminate Electronic Submission of Forms 300 and 301

On July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to eliminate the requirement to electronically submit information from […]
August 2, 2018

Ask the Experts: Marijuana and the ADA

Question: Is medical marijuana use protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? If so, what accommodations would be considered reasonable? Answer: You are not required […]
August 6, 2018

DOL Updates the Employer CHIP Notice

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated the model notice for employers to use to inform employees about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). All […]