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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


Will you have liability for your student interns?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 4 2010

As the school year closes, many students will be searching for or may have already secured an internship position with your company in order to gain valuable work-related experience andor to get a "foot in the door" in the hope of gaining contacts and ultimately a job offer


EEOC sues construction company for religious discrimination
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 15 2010

On Thursday, February 11, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it had filed a lawsuit against T.A. Loving Company (a North Carolina based construction company) for denying a religious accommodation to several employees and then later firing them because of their religion


Additional guidance regarding reporting cost of group health insurance coverage
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2012-9 (the “Notice”), which restates and amends the interim guidance on reporting the cost of employer-sponsored group health insurance coverage on an employee’s Form W-2 in 2012


DOL provides COBRA subsidy appeal application available from the DOL
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 1 2009

Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the appeals process that individuals can use if they are denied the premium subsidy for their COBRA continuation coverage


Supreme Court rules some third-parties can sue for retaliation under Title VII
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 7 2011

On Monday, January 24, 2011, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") reversed an en banc 10-to-6 decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that held that because a third-party did not "engage in any statutorily protected activity either on his own behalf or on behalf of his fiancée, he was "not included in the class of persons for whom Congress created a retaliation cause of action."


DOL sponsoring a fiduciary responsibilities webcast
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 26 2012

On Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will sponsor a webcast on basic fiduciary responsibilities


ERISA amendment to allow lifetime income options under review
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 15 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Department of Labor and the Department of Treasury (the "Agencies") issued a Request for Information ("RFI") to determine whether the Agencies should amend ERISA and the plan qualification rules under the Internal Revenue Code (the "Code") to facilitate the use of lifetime income options in order to ensure a lifetime stream of income after retirement


DOL will continue to target employers that misclassify workers
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

Built around a vision of “good jobs for everyone,” President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget includes a request for $117 billion for the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”


Senate passes jobs bill encouraging hiring with tax incentives
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 1 2010

On Wednesday, February 24, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed the Hiring Incentive to Restore Employment Act (the “HIRE Act”