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IRS Publishes 401(K) Contribution Limit Increases For 2020
It's that time of year again. On November 6, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans
United States
18 Nov 2019
Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Five Recent Developments In Latin America
Littler's International Employment Law Practice Group includes experienced practitioners who help employers tackle local and multinational legal issues across borders.
United States
3 Oct 2019
Seventh Circuit Holds That A Deceleration Of Withdrawal Liability Is Unavailable Under ERISA's Common Law
In Bauwnes v. Revcon Technology Group, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the trustees of a multiemployer pension plan could not agree to an employer's installment payment plan.
United States
9 Sep 2019
Striking Down Decades-Old Precedent, Ninth Circuit Rules That ERISA Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims May Be Arbitrated
On August 20, 2019, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion in Dorman v. Charles Schwab Corp.,1 overturning its 1984 position
United States
28 Aug 2019
Circuit Courts Grapple With The Permanence Of Retiree Health Benefits Under Collective Bargaining Agreements
On August 7, 2019, in Kelly v. Honeywell International, the Second Circuit handed down the latest decision in a series of cases across the country on a company's obligation to provide lifetime health care to retirees.
United States
14 Aug 2019
Full And Fair Review Requirement Under ERISA Gets A Full And Fair Review
On July 15, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit touched on the new regulations governing what constitutes a "full and fair review"
United States
12 Aug 2019
Does Jander Signal The Liberalization Of Pleading Standards In Stock-Drop Cases? Signs Point To No
The Second Circuit sent shock waves through the community of ERISA stock-drop practitioners late last year in Jander v. Retirement Plans Committee of IBM
United States
31 Jul 2019
OFCCP Issues FAQ Guidance On Selection Tools, Practical Significance, And Independent Contractors
The U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released two new FAQs this week. The new guidance documents address three topics:
United States
31 Jul 2019
Ontario, Canada: Absent Exceptional Circumstances, 24 Months Is "High End" Of Reasonable Notice Award For Certain Managers & Adverse Unilateral Changes To Bonus Plans Must Be Communicated
Early this year, we wrote about Dawe v. Equitable Life Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 3130, a case in which the Ontario Superior Court of Justice substantially extended the traditional 24 month
9 Jul 2019
July Is Always The "New January" For Employment Laws, But This Year Takes The Cake!
Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year — and 2019 is no exception.
United States
25 Jun 2019
The PBGC Proposes Simplified Methods For Calculating Withdrawal Liability
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) recently proposed amendments to the regulations that govern how multiemployer plans calculate withdrawal liability.
United States
22 Mar 2019
Supreme Court Holds "Compensation" For Lost Time Is Taxable Under The RRTA
On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos that a railroad's payment to an employee for work time lost due to an on-the-job injury is taxable compensation
United States
14 Mar 2019
Puerto Rico Department Of The Treasury Announces 2019 Limits On Qualified Retirement Plans
On December 31, 2018, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (PR Treasury) issued Internal Revenue Informative Bulletin No. 18-24 (IB 18-24) announcing the 2019 applicable limits for Puerto Rico qualified retirement plans.
United States
10 Jan 2019
IRS Publishes Pension Plan Limitations For 2019
On November 1, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for the 2019 tax year.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Fifth Circuit Opines On When Claims May Be Properly Maintained Under ERISA § 502(a)(1)(B) Versus § 502(a)(3)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently addressed "the labyrinthine complexities of ERISA law and practice." Manuel v. Turner Industries Group, LLC, et al., No. 17-30835...
United States
14 Nov 2018
Connecticut To Implement Mandatory IRA Program For Private-Sector Employees In 2019
The State of Connecticut has announced that in January 2019 it will begin requiring private-sector employers without their own workplace-based retirement plans to enroll employees in Individual
United States
24 Oct 2018
Seventh Circuit Opines On "Reasonable Factor Other Than Age" Defense To ADEA Claim Stemming From Benefit Plan Elimination
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently addressed whether a company's liquidation plan violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) ...
United States
1 Oct 2018
Puerto Rico Treasury Department Extends Period To Make Hurricane-Related Retirement Plan Distributions
Last year, the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury (the "PR Treasury") issued Administrative Determination Number 17-29 ("AD 17-29") to provide rules and procedures for allowing distributions...
Puerto Rico
24 Aug 2018
Victory For NYU After First Trial In The 401(K) Fee Cases Filed Against Colleges And Universities
In the past two years, more than 16 prominent colleges and universities across the country have been targeted by class action lawsuits filed under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) ...
United States
20 Aug 2018
Supreme Court Year In Review: Union Agency Fees, Travel Restrictions And The Retirement Of Justice Kennedy
The U.S. Supreme Court closed out its most recent term, which began in October 2017, with a number of high-profile and ground-breaking decisions.
United States
26 Jul 2018
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