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Mayer Brown
On April 14th, 2021, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued cybersecurity guidance to plan sponsor and fiduciaries, recordkeepers and other service providers and participants and beneficiaries...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The SECURE Act, passed at the end of 2019, significantly altered the retirement landscape. Now, proposed legislation, "SECURE Act 2.0," sets out to make even more changes.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Judge Joshua D. Wolson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently dismissed a Lanham Act suit that challenged critical comments on a blog (not this one!).
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
The clouds have been forming on the horizon for years now: from the courts we have seen emerging lines of ERISA litigation asserting fiduciary obligations to protect the privacy rights of participant
Dickinson Wright PLLC
A qualified retirement plan paying more in distributions than a participant is entitled to occurs frequently. Common reasons for overpayments include miscalculation of benefits due to systemic error.
Alston & Bird
On April 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new cybersecurity guidance for plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, record-keepers, and plan participants.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
We have commented on a Supreme Court decision making it more difficult for ERISA plaintiffs to withstand motions to dismiss in federal court and to proceed with expensive discovery.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a novel preemption challenge to California's CalSavers retirement scheme, and revisits a well-tread preemption question on Nevada homeowner's association liens.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Our colleagues in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group have been busy tracking the many changes to laws affecting comp and benefits.
Perkins Coie LLP
The DOL also issued a tip sheet for ERISA plan participants to best protect their own information when interacting with plan data online.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
The IRS Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division (TE/GE) has updated its 2021 Program Letter to announce eight new compliance initiatives.
Perkins Coie LLP
In 2019, Washington passed the first law in the nation requiring employees to fund a state-operated long-term care insurance program.
Butler Snow LLP
The Department of Labor recently published model notices plan sponsors and plan administrators may use to meet their disclosure obligations under the temporary COBRA subsidy added...
Perkins Coie LLP
On April 8, 2021, Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-46.3, which modifies proclamations issued in 2020 that provide employment and benefit protections during the COVID-19...
Lane Powell
You know that claims administrators retain experts to review a claimant's medical and mental health condition to assess whether a claimant is sufficiently impaired to be eligible for disability ...
Lane Powell
What happens when the ERISA claimant files suit after the disability claim has been denied, and then the ERISA claims administrator reinstates benefits retroactively?
Proskauer Rose LLP
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARPA"), which was signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, includes provisions that dramatically and immediately affect compliance...
Lane Powell
This legal update has been revised from our April 7 publication to reflect the final amendments adopted by the Washington State Legislature prior to final passage and presentment to Governor ...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
Section 9501 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the "ARPA") requires employers to extend offers of free COBRA coverage to certain individuals for the period from April 1, 2021...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
This is a Supplement to our post on March 24, 2021 regarding Section 9641 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the "ARPA"). This Supplement addresses state and local governmental employers.
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