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December 16, 2016

US Labor Department adds important protections to ensure fairness, transparency and accuracy of disability benefits claims process

WASHINGTON – It can be challenging for workers seeking disability benefits from an employer-sponsored plan to understand the process and why their claim is approved or […]
December 13, 2016

US Labor Department sues Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, company for abandoning 401(k) plan after ceasing operations

Date of Action: Dec. 9, 2016 Type of Action: Complaint Name(s) of Defendant: Authorized Factory Service Inc. Allegations: Based on an investigation conducted by the U.S. […]
December 12, 2016

US Labor Department sues defunct Meyersdale company to restore unremitted participant contributions to employee 401(k) retirement plan

Date of Action: Dec. 2, 2016 Type of Action: Complaint Defendant(s): Matthew Kenneth Smith Wind Turbine Solutions LLC Wind Turbine Solutions LLC Retirement Trust Allegations: Based on […]
December 8, 2016

US Labor Secretary Perez announces new appointments, leadership for 2017 ERISA Advisory Council

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced the appointments of five new members to the 2017 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and […]
December 8, 2016

US Labor Department resolves lawsuit to restore $138K owed to employee benefit plan of Chicago ophthalmologist Nicholas C. Caro

Date of Action: Dec. 8, 2016 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act lawsuit Names of Defendants: Nicholas C. Caro N.C. Caro M.D., S.C. N.C. […]
November 3, 2016

ERISA Advisory Council to present recommendations Nov. 9-10

WASHINGTON – The Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, also known as the ERISA Advisory Council, will meet at U.S. Department of Labor […]
November 1, 2016

US Department of Labor secures $866K judgment against fiduciaries of the California Pacific Bank’s employee benefit plan in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a judgment against San Francisco-based California Pacific Bank and four individual fiduciaries, requiring them to pay […]
November 1, 2016

US Labor Department releases advance copies of 2016 Form 5500 Annual Return/Report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation today released advance informational copies […]
October 27, 2016

US Labor Department resolves lawsuit to restore funds owed to Dell Inc. retirement plan in Monticello, Minnesota

Date of Action: Oct. 25, 2016 Type of Action: Employee Retirement Income Security Act Lawsuit Names of Defendants: Todd Olson, Dell Inc., Dell Inc. Simple IRA […]
October 27, 2016

US Labor Department issues compliance guidance for employee benefit plans in wake of Hurricane Matthew, related disruptions

WASHINGTON – In light of the devastation following Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi […]
October 19, 2016

US Labor Department sues Sentry Equipment Erector’s ESOP fiduciaries for failing to protect plan assets during multi-million dollar purchase of company

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the fiduciaries of a Virginia-based employee stock ownership plan, alleging the defendants failed to […]
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 […]