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ERISA 2nd Cir.: Four Things to Know When Trying to Offset Personal Injury Lump Sum Settlements — It Can Be Off-Putting and Tricky

USA - July 6 2017 You already know that most ERISA plans allow the Plan to reduce or offset long term disability payments by amounts the disabled worker receives from…

ERISA (6th Circuit): so how many hours is working “full-time,” anyway?

USA - December 7 2015 The recent case of Safdi v. Covered Employer’s Long Term Disability Plan, et al., [PDF] __Fed. Appx. __ (6th Cir. November 24, 2015) highlights the…

Number of employees on disability has doubled in 20 years

USA - March 26 2013 Yesterday, Jordan Weissman's excellent article, "Disability Insurance: America's $124 Billion Secret Welfare Program," published March 25, 2013 in…

What Employers Need to Know NOW About Washington State’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws

USA - November 23 2016 Elections matter for employers in Washington. Although the November election results have not yet been certified, Washington voters appear to have…

Katheryn Bradley, Colleen M. Mayer

ERISA Preempts State Law Requiring Insurer “Prompt Payment”

USA - August 23 2016 Alaska’s prompt pay statute—which requires insurers to pay benefit claims within 30 days of submission—is preempted by federal laws governing…