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Employee benefits update - September 2014

USA - September 11 2014 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a complaint in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Green Bay division, alleging that...

Thomas E. Funk, Jeffrey R. Fuller, Mary A. Brauer, Kristin M. Bergstrom, Denise P. Goergen.


Employee benefits update - August 2014

USA - August 12 2014 On July 22, 2014, two Federal Circuit courts issued conflicting decisions regarding whether the federal government may grant premium tax credits in...

Thomas E. Funk, Jeffrey R. Fuller, Mary A. Brauer, Kristin M. Bergstrom, Denise P. Goergen.


Departments issue final rules regarding orientation periods used to apply the ACA's waiting period rules

USA - July 28 2014 On June 20, 2014, the Departments of Labor, HHS and Treasury (the "Departments") released final rules regarding employers' use of orientation periods...

Thomas E. Funk, Jeffrey R. Fuller, Mary A. Brauer, Kristin M. Bergstrom, Denise P. Goergen.


Departments make post-Windsor changes

USA - July 28 2014 The Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services ("CMS") announced policies altering the definition of "spouse"...

Thomas E. Funk, Jeffrey R. Fuller, Mary A. Brauer, Kristin M. Bergstrom, Denise P. Goergen.


Supreme Court holds ESOP fiduciaries not entitled to presumption of prudence

USA - July 28 2014 On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans ("ESOP") are not entitled to a presumption...

Thomas E. Funk, Jeffrey R. Fuller, Mary A. Brauer, Kristin M. Bergstrom, Denise P. Goergen.