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Reductions-in-Force, Layoffs and Furloughs Can Trigger Unexpected PBGC Reporting and Pension Plan Funding Obligations

USA - April 14 2020 Many employers now are taking actions to reduce workforces, primarily by laying off employees, furloughing employees, or offering retirement or…

The Impact of the 2017 Tax Reforms on Employment-Based Benefits and Tax-Favored Compensation

USA - December 22 2017 Whenever the United States Congress takes up "tax reform," there always is a danger that the Congress will pay for such tax reform, in part, by…

Brian M. Murray, Georgeann G. Peters, John J. McGowan, Jr, John W. Boyd, Leigh Ann Wilson, Ruth Ann Maloney, Susan Whittaker Hughes.

EEOC Issues Final Rules on Wellness Program Incentives Under the ADA, GINA

USA - June 1 2016 On May 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the "EEOC") finalized regulations on wellness program incentives permissible under…

Georgeann G. Peters.

The Importance of Incorporating ACA-Compliant Language in Your Welfare Plan SPD

USA - June 1 2016 For many years, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended ("ERISA"), has required employers to provide to group health plan…

Georgeann G. Peters.

Audit Focus for Retirement and Health and Welfare Plans

USA - June 1 2016 Over the past several years, governmental audit activity has been on the rise. In 2013, the Department of Labor (the "DOL") reportedly hired 1,000…

Georgeann G. Peters.