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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


IRS Publishes Substantiation Guidance for 401(k) Hardship Distributions
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 13 2017

On February 23, 2017, the Acting Director of the IRS's Employee Plans Examinations unit issued a memorandum to EP Examination employees that sets


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


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


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


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


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


What is ERISA?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 2 2009

Answer: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") is a federal law designed to protect assets placed in retirement plans by employees


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


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