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Same-sex domestic partner policy does not discriminate against opposite-sex couples

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

Reversing a decision by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a New York appeals court recently held that a policy adopted by a local Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to offer health care to same-sex domestic partners did not unlawfully discriminate against opposite-sex domestic partners

Post-normal retirement date benefit accruals

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 29 2010

Defined benefit plan administrators can find the rules dealing with benefit accruals and actuarial adjustment after normal retirement date are complex and confusing

Supreme Court will not hear case involving ERISA’s whistleblower provision

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

In August 2010, we reported on a Federal Court of Appeals decision involving complaints made by a director of human resources about her employer's administration of the company's medical plan and the employee's claim that she was improperly discharged as a result of these complaints

DOL expands prohibited transaction exemption for litigation

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 31 2010

The DOL has expanded an earlier prohibited transaction class exemption related to the settlement of claims by a plan against an individual or entity that is a party in interest with respect to the plan

Asset sale exception to multiemployer withdrawal liability upheld

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

Underfunded multiemployer pension plans assess "withdrawal liability" to a contributing employer if the employer ceases to contribute to the plan either wholly (a "complete withdrawal") or where there is a 70 percent or more reduction in contributions (a "partial withdrawal"

New COBRA subsidy rules

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2010

The Temporary Extension Act of 2010 (TEA), signed into law by President Obama on March 2, 2010, includes a number of important changes to the COBRA premium subsidy provisions enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA

IRS issues important reminders for retirement plans

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued three reminders addressing the new submission period for determination letter and other rulings, fee changes, and certain corrections through the IRS's Voluntary Correction Program (VCP

Recent cases involving beneficiary designations

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2010

Two recent cases are instructive when it comes to determining the validity of beneficiary designations

Requirement of employment on date of payment defeats accrual of bonus payment

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2010

In a chief counsel advice memorandum, the IRS reviewed the proper treatment of accrual of a bonus payment

Legal challenges to health care reform continue to work through the courts

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2011

In late January, a district court in Florida ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is unconstitutional