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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


Employers Must Provide a Notice of Immunity in Any Contract or Agreement that Governs the Use of Trade Secrets or Confidential Information
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") into law. Under the DTSA, trade secrets owners will, for the


401(k) Plan Excessive Fee Lawsuits - Reducing the Risk for Company Presidents, Chief Financial Officers, H.R. and Benefit Professionals
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

For the last several years, Fortune 500 companies have been the target of ERISA lawsuits that allege that various plan fiduciaries (company


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


A million dollar problem: paying field service engineers improperly
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 3 2014

Many clients employ Field Service Engineers ("FSEs") who install, service and repair a wide range of machinery (i.e., printing presses, injection


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


Male same-sex harassment costs Dillard’s $110,000
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 15 2009

On June 11, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Dillard’s, Inc. will pay $110,000 and provide significant remedial relief to settle a same-sex harassment lawsuit involving its male employees


Hitachi America benefits manager sentenced to 57 months for fraud
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Dennis M. Dowd, formerly the senior manager of human resources at Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi”) was sentenced to 57 months in prison for defrauding the Hitachi America Group Health and Welfare Plan (the “Plan) of more than $6 million


Overtime: DOL wage and hour investigations continue
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 21 2012

Recently, several clients and prospective clients have been approached by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) regarding potential wage and hour violations


Important year-end reminder
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 30 2015

Recently, we conducted an informal survey of a handful of clients to confirm their preparedness for the new Affordable Care Act ("ACA") reporting