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ERISA does not protect employees from misstatements involving non-ERISA stock option plans

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

A 51-year-old employee terminates her employment

Profit-sharing contribution required for employee on FMLA leave

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 11 2011

The District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that a legal secretary's employer violated the ERISA when it refused to make a year-end contribution to her account in the firm's profit-sharing plan while she was on medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA

Court upholds ESOP’s use of year-old valuation to process distributions

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2011

A federal trial court in New York recently ruled that the sponsor of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) did not breach its ERISA fiduciary duties when it used a June 30, 2008 valuation of the company stock to process a distribution in June 2009 to participants whose account values were under $1,000

Circuit court upholds fiduciary exception to attorney-client privilege

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2011

Plan fiduciaries should be aware that communications with benefit plan attorneys may not be privileged

IRS issues important reminders for retirement plans

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
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  • 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

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

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

Stock drop case of the month

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 30 2010

A federal trial court recently ruled that an employerplan sponsor did not breach its fiduciary duties by continuing to offer company stock in its 401(k) plan even as the share price dropped