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401(k) plan corrections can your company benefit from the new IRS guidance?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

On December 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Revenue Procedure 2013-12. This new Revenue Procedure modifies and supersedes


Illinois legalizes the possession of a concealed handgun
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 5 2013

On July 9, 2013,Public Act 98-63, The Firearm Concealed Carry Act (the "Act") became law. With its passage, Illinois became the last state to authorize


There is no such thing as FMLA light duty
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 6 2013

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the employer in a case where an employee filed suit contending


Failing to file a Form 5500 Annual Report
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 14 2014

Generally, 401(k) plan sponsors must file a Form 5500 Annual Report by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends using the


Companies must provide reasonable break time for nursing mothers
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 17 2010

As many employers are trying to understand the scope, timing and implications of the fundamental changes in the nation's heath care system brought about by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"), one little publicized provision was made effective on March 23, 2010 and will have an immediate impact on most employers


Genetic information receives greater protection
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

On Thursday, October 1, 2009, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued new regulations implementing Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”


Taking a shower every day may not be compensable
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 14 2009

On November 25, 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of Dotmar Industries Inc. (the “Company”) when it held that the time spent changing clothes and showering at the end of each work day was not compensable under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the applicable Wisconsin statue


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”


Cheesecake Factory pays $345,000 to settle male-on-male sexual harassment claim
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

Recently, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that the Cheesecake Factory, Inc. (the “Factory”), a national restaurant chain, agreed to pay $345,000 and provide other remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment suit filed by the EEOC


New government initiatives to improve retirement savings
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 22 2009

On September 5, 2009, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced several new steps designed to make it easier for all Americans to save for retirement