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IRS issues guidance on application of Windsor decision to qualified retirement plans

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2014

Following the Supreme Court's decision in Windsor that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the Internal Revenue

Unilateral modification of collectively bargained retiree medical benefits leads to litigation

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 30 2014

The increasing and unpredictable costs of retiree medical benefits pose a significant threat to the financial health of employers who sponsor these

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

Bankruptcy estate does not avoid control group status for withdrawal liability

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

In 1999, Michael Cappy filed for bankruptcy protection

Reduction in “banked hours” violates the ERISA anti-cutback rules

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2014

A union was formed through the merger of four former local unions. After the merger, the local unions' employee benefits plans and related pension

Claim for post-bankruptcy pension benefits rejected following “free and clear” purchase of assets

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2013

A group of retired employees filed a class-action law suit claiming loss of certain retirement benefits. The employees worked for SPX Corporation

Action needed to comply with Department of Labor fee disclosure requirements

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 2 2012

Plan administrators of calendar-year defined contribution plans that allow participants and beneficiaries to direct the investment of their individual accounts must make significant disclosures to those participants and beneficiaries no later than August 30, 2012

First spouse awarded survivor pension benefits

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 20 2013

From November 1978 through December 1991, an employee was covered by a pension fund. He married his first spouse in 1979, and the couple appear to

Court denies ERISA claims involving a plan sponsor’s imprudent investment decisions

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 29 2013

A group of participants in the Bank of America (BOA) 401(k) and pension plans commenced a lawsuit alleging BOA engaged in prohibited transactions and

Multiemployer plans pose risk of personal liability for withdrawal liability

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 31 2013

In the recently decided case of Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund v. Nagy (7th Cir. 2013), an individual was determined to