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Breaking news - court grants nationwide injunction enjoining implementation and enforcement of final salary level rule
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 23 2016

In a potentially disruptive decision, Judge Amos L. Mazzant issued a permanent injunction that prevents the Department of Labor ("DOL") from


Important developments in Illinois employment, labor and benefits law
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

On August 19, 2016, Governor Rauner signed the Employee Sick Leave Act (the "Act") into law. The Act, which takes effect January 1, 2017, requires all


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


Health Care Reform: Reducing Employee Hours to Avoid the ACA is No Game
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

On February 9, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District denied Dave & Busters, Inc.'s ("D&B") motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit


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


Discrimination is sometimes defensible - blame your parent corporation
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York reminded us that employment discrimination claims may be barred by the Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaty (“FCN Treaty”


Age bias layoffs are costly; claims are increasing dramatically
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 15 2009

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Providence Alaska Medical Center (“Providence”) has agreed to pay $220,000 and provide other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit on behalf of five (5) workers who were laid off and denied rehire because of their age


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


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


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