Topic: ERISA

5 Small Business Resolutions For the New Year

Still drafting your new year’s resolutions? Consider the following suggestions from labor and employment lawyers on JD Supra. Think of them as five ways to keep the “happy” in “Happy New Year 2013”… 1. Clean up your workplace policies: “You have cleaned out your fridge and the cupcakes, cookies, Christmas candy and potato chips are… Read more »

Workplace Issues: Latest Need- to-Know Employment Law News

What’s new in the world of employment law? Quite a bit, actually: employee privacy, ADA and ADAAA issues, theft of trade secrets, vacation policies, ERISA-related matters, social media in the workplace, FMLA leave, right-to-work laws, NLRB and EEOC activity, E-verify laws, wage-hour issues, background check approvals, and much more. Here’s a roundup of recent labor and… Read more »

ERISA Fee Disclosure Rules in Place. What Now for Retirement Plan Sponsors?

New regulations requiring 401(k) plan service providers to disclose fees to plan sponsors went into effect on July 1, 2012. The burden now shifts to retirement plan sponsors, who are required both to: 1. ensure that they’ve actually received the information they need, and 2. evaluate the fees to determine whether or not they are… Read more »

Follow This: Our Latest Business News Feeds on Twitter

We’ve been busy building our latest round of subject-specific business feeds on Twitter. Each of the accounts below features the latest commentary, analysis, and news from leading lawyers and law firms on a given topic – obvious by the title. And, thanks to Twitter’s new embed feature, you can click to FOLLOW any subject that… Read more »

Changes to 401(k), ERISA, and Health Care Plans in 2012: Are You Ready?

2012 is right around the corner, and with it a number of federally mandated revisions to employee benefits plans. For your reference, here’s a roundup of legal updates on expected 2012 changes to ERISA, 401(k), and health care plans: On ERISA plan disclosures… •  Service Providers to ERISA Plans: DOL’s New Disclosure Regulations Are Imminent—Are… Read more »

Retirement Plans: What Sponsors and Advisors Need to Know

Today’s post brings together some of the collected writings of ERISA attorney Ary Rosenbaum, who regularly dispatches advice to plan sponsors, fund managers, and other advisors covering all aspects of retirement plans and pension funds.  As you consider (or, for that matter, help to administrate) a retirement plan in your company, consider the following:  »… Read more »