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Workers' compensation and COBRA coverage: the forgotten employer obligation

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

Employers fail to offer COBRA continuation notices to qualified beneficiaries for any number of reasons. However, with regard to workers'

Hitachi America benefits manager sentenced to 57 months for fraud

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

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Dennis M. Dowd, formerly the senior manager of human resources at Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi”) was sentenced to 57 months in prison for defrauding the Hitachi America Group Health and Welfare Plan (the “Plan) of more than $6 million

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 paying hourly employees correctly?

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

As August 2010 comes to a close, a review of the Department of Labor's ("DOL") Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") web page illustrates for all employers the importance of ensuring that non-exempt hourly and nonexempt salaried employees are paid for all hours worked, paid for overtime in excess of 40 hours per week and that accurate time and payroll records are maintained

IRS to sponsor a qualified plan corrections phone forum

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2011

On August 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time, the IRS will sponsor a phone forum on the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System

Employees misclassified as independent contractors court rejects the defense that everybody else is doing it

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 10 2011

After an investigation by the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”), on September 21, 2011, a U.S. District Court in Ohio ruled that Cascom, Inc. and its president Julia J. Gress (collectively “Cascom”) violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) by misclassifying its employees as independent contractors

FMLA applies to non-traditional family arrangements

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

On Tuesday, June 22, 2010, the US Department of Labor ("DOL") released Administrator's Interpretation No. 2010-3 (the “Interpretation”) which is intended to clarify the definition of “son and daughter” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”

Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) corner

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

Can I withdraw my 401(k) elective contributions without paying a penalty to build or purchase my first home?

EEOC sues construction company for religious discrimination

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

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against T.A. Loving Company (a North Carolina based construction company) for denying a religious accommodation to several employees and then later firing them because of their religion

Are you timely depositing salary deferrals?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2009

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it had sued an officer and fiduciary to the Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees Individual Retirement Account (SIMPLE IRA) plan of Pharmaceutical Alternatives Inc., an Ohio-based company, for improperly using plan assets withheld from employee pay for the benefit of the company, as well as for other violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”