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Paying Employees to Opt Out of Insurance? Beware

USA - July 19 2016 In December 2015 the IRS announced that any unconditional payment to employees to opt out of employer-sponsored insurance was basically a salary…

Benjamin J. Conley

Parliamentarian To Decide Fate Of Multiemployer Pension Reform In The COVID Relief Act

USA - March 1 2021 If the Senate Parliamentarian blesses it, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (a.k.a. The latest COVID-19 relief Bill) may…

James M. Hlawek, Seong Kim

PBGC sticks its head out of the water and issues RFI regarding hybrid (two-pool) multiemployer pension plans

USA - January 17 2017 The PBGC is seeking more information on hybrid or two-pool withdrawal liability calculation methods. This is a sign that the PBGC may be…

Sam Schwartz-Fenwick

Coming (not so) soon to a workplace near you: new “persuader” and “ambush election” rules

USA - December 5 2013 The kids may be waiting for Santa, and everyone is waiting for Noel Canning, but the wait is over, more or less, for indications as when the National…

Still under (common) control — owner-landlords and property rental company jointly and severally liable for trucking company’s withdrawal liability.

USA - February 21 2013 "Mom and Pop" learned the hard way that the Seventh Circuit will not hesitate to find business owners who own rental real estate and other commonly…