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Coffee Talk With Benefits Episode 4: Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs): Do’s and Don’ts

USA - June 6 2022 Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) are an essential mechanism for employers to use when informing employees and participants of benefits offered under…

Richard G. Schwartz, Sarah J. Touzalin

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Washington State’s Long Term Cares Act - Dismissed!

USA - April 28 2022 Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit that challenged the Washington Long-Term Cares Act (“Cares Act”), ruling that…

Kira J. Johal

SECURE 2.0: Here We Go Again

USA - April 4 2022 The SECURE Act, passed just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of 2019, significantly altered the retirement plan…

Christina M. Cerasale, Sarah N. Magill

Supreme Court Asked to Assess Whether City of Seattle’s Hotel Workers Insurance Ordinance Is Preempted

USA - February 1 2022 A City of Seattle ordinance requires large hotels and related businesses to give workers either health insurance coverage or…

Molly Gabel, Lisa Lehmann Nichols

It’s Official: Governor Inslee Signs Bills to Delay and Modify Washington’s Long Term Care Act

USA - January 28 2022 After announcing a moratorium on the State’s collection of the Washington Cares Fund long term care (“LTC”) payroll tax from…

Kira J. Johal