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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

Illinois legalizes the possession of a concealed handgun

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2013

On July 9, 2013,Public Act 98-63, The Firearm Concealed Carry Act (the "Act") became law. With its passage, Illinois became the last state to authorize

Company and its officers sued for unpaid wages

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor sued a New Hampshire painting and construction company and its president, vice-president and treasurer in their individual capacities to recover unpaid wages and liquidated damages for 57 employees

Are you protected against suits by Blackberry users?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 30 2010

The Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") requires that non-exempt employees (1) receive at least the minimum wage for all hours worked and (2) be paid one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of forty hours in a given workweek

IRS delays enforcement of nondiscrimination rules for insured health plans

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2011

On December 23, 2010, the IRS issued Notice 2011-1 (the "Notice") indicating that the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services (collectively, the Departments) have determined that insured group health plans will not be required to comply with Section 2716 of the Public Health Service Act until regulations or other additional administrative guidance has been provided

IRS alert some extension requests inadvertently denied

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 15 2010

On November 5, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") posted an alert on its website notifying plan sponsors that their Form 5558 (Application for Extension of Time to File Certain Employee Benefit Returns) requesting an extension to file may have been inadvertently denied

Overtime: DOL wage and hour investigations continue

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2012

Recently, several clients and prospective clients have been approached by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) regarding potential wage and hour violations

Outback Steakhouse agrees to pay $19 million to settle sex discrimination

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Outback Steakhouse (“Outback”) agreed to pay $19 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of corporately-owned restaurants

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

Illinois civil union law takes effect June 1, 2011

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2011

On January 31, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois signed the Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (the "Civil Union Law") into law