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Employee handbooks must be updated to comply with Illinois andor California laws
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

New Illinois and California laws require most companies to post new notices and draft new policies for their employee handbooks. The Illinois Human


Reminder: first PCORI fee due July 31, 2013 for calendar year plans
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 11 2013

The Affordable Care Act ("ACA") imposed a new fee on plan sponsors and issuers of individual and group policies to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes


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


DOL and IRS will share information on employee misclassification
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

On Monday, September 19, 2011, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis signed a memorandum of understanding with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) to improve the agencies’ coordination regarding the practice of misclassifying employees as independent contractors


Company pays $55,000 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 2 2010

Recently, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Trinity Products, Inc ("Trinity"), a manufacturer of billboards and signposts, agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC


HR manager of Japanese subsidiary files $100,000,000 class
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 22 2011

On January 31, 2011, Elaine Cyphers (“Plaintiff of Cyphers”) filed a class action lawsuit in federal court in New York seeking to “redress and bring to an end to systematic, companywide, gender discrimination” by Toshiba America, Inc. and Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation (“TANE”) (jointly “Defendants”) against their female employees


Ten steps to avoid liability in terminations
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

One of the most important tasks of a human resource professional, CFO and president of a company is determining the risk involved in terminating


ERISA: delinquent form 5500 filers must also file with the IRS
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 8 2014

Plan sponsors who fail to file Form 5500 annual reports are subject to penalties under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code"). The


FMLA: caring for an adult child
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible


ERISA: ESOP fiduciaries are not entitled to a presumption of prudence
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 9 2014

Last week, in one of its final opinions of the term, the Supreme Court of the United States (the "Court") held that ESOP fiduciary decisions to buy