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FMLA: caring for an adult child
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible


ERISA: ESOP fiduciaries are not entitled to a presumption of prudence
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 9 2014

Last week, in one of its final opinions of the term, the Supreme Court of the United States (the "Court") held that ESOP fiduciary decisions to buy


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


Ten steps to avoid liability in terminations
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

One of the most important tasks of a human resource professional, CFO and president of a company is determining the risk involved in terminating


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


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


Company and owner liable for over $311,000 in back wages
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 5 2011

On June 10, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (Atlanta Division) entered a Consent Judgment (the “Judgment”) permanently enjoining Chueng Kong Holding, Inc. dba United Food and Xin Guo (aka) Victor, as an individual owner, from violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”


Obamacare: we received a check from our insurance company. Can we keep the money?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 13 2013

Maybe. On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") added Section 2718 to the Public Health Services Act ("PHSA"). The


Health care reform: more changes issued
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 14 2014

On Monday, February 10, 2014, the IRS issued final regulations relating to the employer mandate. Currently, Masuda Funai is reviewing the 200 pages


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