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Benefits - Health Care Reform
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (the "Appropriations Act") into law. Among other things, the


FMLA: Excellent Resource Available for Download
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

On April 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued "The Employer's Guide to The Family and Medical Leave Act." According to the Guide, it


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


Ibm moving to annual 401(k) contribution match
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 11 2012

Date: 12112012


Hurricane Sandy permits loans and hardship distributions
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 11 2012

Recently, the Internal Revenue Service issued Announcement 2012-44 that permits "qualified employer plans" (such as 401(k) or 403(b)) to make loans and hardship distributions to employees or former employees whose principal residence or place of employment on October 26, 2012 was located in one of the counties that were classified as covered disaster areas because of Hurricane Sandy


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


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


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


Holiday parties and risk management
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 8 2016

Employment lawyers representing management dread holiday parties, and for good reason. For one, employees, in the spirit of celebrating the holidays


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