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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

Employer breached fiduciary duty by allowing ineligible employee to enroll in plan

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

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that an employer breached its fiduciary duty by misleading an employee regarding

Prenuptial agreement not an effective waiver of spousal rights

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2013

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit demonstrates the potential limitations of prenuptial agreements purporting to

Contingent event benefit constitutes early retirement subsidy for purposes of QDRO

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2013

As part of a divorce settlement, a participant in a defined benefit retirement plan and his spouse entered into a qualified domestic relations order

Fifth Circuit upholds administrator’s decision denying SERP benefits for violation of non-compete provision

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

Affirming a lower court decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that a former executive of a pharmaceutical company will not

Final rules: essential health benefits, cost-sharing, and actuarial value

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

Beginning in 2014, non-grandfathered individual health insurance policies and policies issued to small employers must provide "essential health

Acquired employees were properly denied shutdown benefits

  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2012

Acquisitions and the offer of transition benefits for acquired employees under a seller’s plans can be tricky

Regulatory authorities to make IRA rollovers an examination priority for the financial industry in 2014

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

A rollover, including an individual retirement account (IRA) rollover, is a mechanism by which participants in qualified retirement plans (e.g

Seventh Circuit upholds plan’s determination that surviving spouse did not waive right to benefits

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

Prior to his death, a participant in his company's pension plan attempted to name a trust as the primary beneficiary of his benefits under the plan

Guidance issued on ERISA 101(j) notice on underfunded defined benefit plans

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

As sponsors of defined benefit plans are well aware, certain limitations are imposed on a defined benefit plan when a plan’s adjusted funding target attainment percentage is below 80 percent