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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

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

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

75 workers misclassified as independent contractors cost company over $500,000

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2012

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago issued a default judgment against Skokie Maid and Cleaning Service for failing to answer a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor

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

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

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

Misusing plan assets leads to personal liability

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that it had obtained a consent order and judgment requiring the former president of AA Capital Partners Inc. to restore $50 million in losses to five Michigan pension funds as restitution for misuse of plan assets to the benefit of the investment firm and himself

Failure to pay overtime poor record retention lawsuit

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 13 2010

As the economy continues to struggle, many current and former non-exempt (hourly) employees are paying closer attention to their wages and wondering whether they have been paid correctly for all hours worked

DOL provides COBRA subsidy appeal application available from the DOL

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the appeals process that individuals can use if they are denied the premium subsidy for their COBRA continuation coverage