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Supreme Court rules some third-parties can sue for retaliation under Title VII

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2011

On Monday, January 24, 2011, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") reversed an en banc 10-to-6 decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that held that because a third-party did not "engage in any statutorily protected activity either on his own behalf or on behalf of his fiancée, he was "not included in the class of persons for whom Congress created a retaliation cause of action."

Compliance audits become imperative as US DOL helps your employees find an attorney

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2010

Recently, the US Department of Labor's ("DOL") Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") announced that effective December 13, 2010, if it declines to pursue an employee's Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") or Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") complaint, the WHD will provide the complaining employee with a toll-free number to contact the newly-created, ABA-Approved Attorney Referral System

Company pays $55,000 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2010

Recently, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Trinity Products, Inc ("Trinity"), a manufacturer of billboards and signposts, agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC

Insurance premium rebates, can the company keep the money?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

Maybe. Recently, several clients have received large premium rebate checks from their group health insurance company and have asked for guidance on

ERISA: ESOP fiduciaries are not entitled to a presumption of prudence

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2014

Last week, in one of its final opinions of the term, the Supreme Court of the United States (the "Court") held that ESOP fiduciary decisions to buy

What is ERISA?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2009

Answer: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") is a federal law designed to protect assets placed in retirement plans by employees

Potential personal liability possible because of outstanding loans from benefit fund

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) filed a lawsuit against the United Employee Benefit Fund (the “Fund”) and its two trustees for ERISA violations with respect to improper loans from the Fund

A million dollar problem: paying field service engineers improperly

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2014

Many clients employ Field Service Engineers ("FSEs") who install, service and repair a wide range of machinery (i.e., printing presses, injection

ERISA: delinquent form 5500 filers must also file with the IRS

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Plan sponsors who fail to file Form 5500 annual reports are subject to penalties under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"). The

No universal coverage under Senate Finance Committee’s health care reform bill

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2009

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of a health care reform bill, "America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009" (the "Act"