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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


Workers' compensation and COBRA coverage: the forgotten employer obligation
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

Employers fail to offer COBRA continuation notices to qualified beneficiaries for any number of reasons. However, with regard to workers'


DOL recovers over $3.5 million $324,000 in penalties in February 2011
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 7 2011

For February 2011, the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") reported that it had recovered back wages and assessed penalties against three employers for common violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"


Wage and Hour Division continues to focus on misclassification
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 7 2011

Recently, the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division ("WHD") released its FY 2012 budget request (the "Budget"


First annual self-insured group health plan report to Congress
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 4 2011

In March 2011, as required by the Affordable Care Act, the Secretary of Labor provided the first Annual Report to Congress on Self-Insured Group Health Plans (the "Report"


U.S. Department of Labor is investigating group health insurance plans
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 19 2013

Recently, a client received a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") notifying them that their group health insurance plan would be audited


Breaches of unsecured protected health information
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 26 2011

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights presented to Congress its annual report regarding breaches of unsecured protected health information for calendar years 2009 and 2010


U.S. DOL seeks to expand FMLA benefits for military
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

On Monday, January 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to expand the military family leave provisions and incorporate a special eligibility provision for airline flight crew employees


Don’t breach your 401(k) plan fiduciary duty
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 8 2011

On November 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced that, pursuant to a consent judgment and order filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s Southern Division, the former CEO and CFO of an East Los Angeles community hospital were ordered to repay over $600,000, plus post judgment interest, to the hospital’s retirement saving plan


Wage and hour continues to focus on vulnerable and misclassified workers
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 5 2012

On February 13, 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its part of President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request to Congress