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DOL Proposes To Delay Fiduciary And Beryllium Rules
In response to recent presidential directives, the U.S. Department of Labor is taking steps to delay the applicability and effective dates of two rules.
United States
2 Mar 2017
Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — May 2016
Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels.
United States
4 May 2016
Department Of Labor Issues Final Fiduciary Rule
The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule to re-define who is rendered a "fiduciary" of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act...
United States
11 Apr 2016
Bipartisan Budget Deal Includes Provisions Impacting Employers
On Monday, President Obama signed into law a two-year bipartisan budget deal that has several implications for employers.
United States
3 Nov 2015
House And Senate Appropriations Committees Approve Funding Bills With Riders Targeting DOL, NLRB Initiatives
On June 25, the full Senate Appropriations Committee voted 16-14 in favor of legislation to fund the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education.
United States
26 Jun 2015
Department Of Labor Issues Sweeping Fiduciary Rule Proposal
In 2010, the DOL issued its first proposal to protect investors from conflicted advice by rewriting the definition of a fiduciary under ERISA.
United States
23 Apr 2015
Labor Secretary Discusses Priorities During Budget Hearing
Members of the House Committee on Appropriations on Tuesday asked Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about various Department of Labor plans and initiatives during a hearing to discuss the department's fiscal year 2016 budget request.
United States
18 Mar 2015
White House And DOL Begin Revised Fiduciary Rule Marketing Campaign
On Monday, the White House and the Department of Labor publicized efforts to target conflicts of interest in managing employee retirement funds.
United States
24 Feb 2015
Budget Proposal Seeks Funds For Paid Leave Programs, Whistleblower Protection, Wage & Hour Enforcement
As promised during last month's State of the Union Address, President Obama's budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 allocates funding to a number of initiatives designed to promote "middle class economics."
United States
4 Feb 2015
How Does The "Cromnibus" Bill Impact Employers?
The House of Representatives narrowly approved in a 219-206 vote a measure that would fund the federal government through September 20, 2015.
United States
15 Dec 2014
Senate Committee Approves Bill Making ERISA Clarifications
On July 23, 2014, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously approved S. 2511.
United States
28 Jul 2014
Key House Committee On Education And The Workforce Member To Retire
After serving 40 years in Congress, Rep. George Miller has announced he will retire at the end of the year.
United States
14 Jan 2014
Legislative Roundup For The Week Of January 21, 2013
A summary of the most recent legislation dealing with equal pay, whistleblower protections, immigration reform, and retirement security in bankruptcy protection.
United States
5 Feb 2013
DOL Proposes Amendments To Abandoned Plan Program
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) is proposing to allow bankruptcy trustees to take advantage of the agency’s Abandoned Plan Program regulations under ERISA to terminate, wind up, and distribute retirement plan benefits to former employees of bankrupt companies.
United States
31 Dec 2012
PBGC Calls For Legislation To Help Sustain Multiemployer Pension Plan System
During a hearing conducted by the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions to discuss challenges facing multiemployer pension plans, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Director Joshua Gotbaum urged Congress to develop legislation to improve the long-term viability of such plans.
United States
31 Dec 2012
IRS Issues 2012 Cumulative List Of Changes In Plan Qualification Requirements
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its 2012 Cumulative List of Changes in Plan Qualification Requirements (2012 Cumulative List) (IRS Notice 2012-76) (pdf) to be used by plan sponsors and practitioners submitting qualified plan determination letter applications for plans during the period beginning February 1, 2013 and ending January 31, 2014.
United States
20 Dec 2012
401(k)s And Other Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions To Victims Of Hurricane Sandy
To further assist employees affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is easing procedural and administrative rules to allow 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans to more readily make loans and hardship distributions to employees and their family members who live or work in a designated disaster area.
United States
4 Dec 2012
Fewer Employers Are Offering Retiree Health Benefits, Report Finds
The number of employers that provide health benefits to retirees has dwindled significantly over the past 15 years, according to a recent report issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
United States
6 Nov 2012
IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations For Tax Year 2012
The Internal Revenue Service has released a detailed list of pension plan and other retirement-related contribution limitations for the Tax Year 2012 that were triggered by an increase in the cost-of-living index.
United States
9 Nov 2011
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