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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

COBRA subsidy extended through March 31

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

On March 2, 2010, the Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (the "Act") was signed into law

ERISA breach of fiduciary duty costs airline and banks more than $9,500,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it had entered into settlement agreements with Aloha Airlines Inc., Bank of Hawaii and First Hawaiian Bank which require them to pay $9,545,454 to the airline’s three pension plans for losses that the plans suffered on investments in stock of the airline’s holding company

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 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

65 COBRA subsidy generally ended August 31, 2011

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

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided a COBRA premium subsidy that entitled eligible individuals, who were involuntarily terminated from employment on or before May 31, 2010, to pay only 35 of the required COBRA premium for up to 15 months

Are your independent contractors really employees the DOL is seeking full disclosure

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

On Monday, April 26, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (the “Agenda”) which lists all the regulations that the various DOL agencies have selected for review or development during the period April 2010 through April 2011

There is no such thing as FMLA light duty

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2013

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the employer in a case where an employee filed suit contending

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

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