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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


Benefits - updating 401(k) plan beneficiary elections
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 6 2015

When a 401(k) plan participant dies, his or her designated beneficiary is generally entitled to receive the vested interest in the participant's


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


401(k) Plan: Correcting for Plan Loan Failures
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

Many 401(k) plans permit employees to take plan loans. These loans, which are governed by the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") must not exceed specific


Holiday parties and risk management
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 8 2016

Employment lawyers representing management dread holiday parties, and for good reason. For one, employees, in the spirit of celebrating the holidays


Workers' compensation and COBRA coverage: the forgotten employer obligation
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

Employers fail to offer COBRA continuation notices to qualified beneficiaries for any number of reasons. However, with regard to workers'


Union contract agreements overturned by court
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 30 2010

Recently, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed the district court's decision that Wisconsin's wage payment law requires employees to be paid for all time spent donning and doffing safety gear


Cheesecake Factory pays $345,000 to settle male-on-male sexual harassment claim
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that the Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (the “Factory”), a national restaurant chain, agreed to pay $345,000 and provide other remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by the EEOC


Department of Labor Releases Final Rule Increasing Salary Level Required for White-Collar Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

On May 18, 2016, after receiving over 250,000 comments, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released its Final Rule which updates and increases the


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