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DOL considers important efficiencies for the retirement system

USA - November 14 2018 In the last three weeks, the Department of Labor (DOL) undertook two initiatives that have the potential to improve the efficiency of the retirement...

Brittany Edwards-Franklin, Meredith L. O'Leary, Allison E. Wielobob, Ryan M. Session, Laura A. Taylor, Deepa S. Menon, Robert J. Neis, Adam B. Cohen, William J. Walderman, W. Mark Smith, Vanessa A. Scott, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang, Brenna M. Clark.


When your hardship comes inTreasury proposes hardship withdrawal regulations

USA - November 12 2018 On November 9, 2018, the US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations addressing statutory changes...

Brittany Edwards-Franklin, Meredith L. O'Leary, Allison E. Wielobob, Ryan M. Session, Laura A. Taylor, Deepa S. Menon, Robert J. Neis, Adam B. Cohen, William J. Walderman, W. Mark Smith, Vanessa A. Scott, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang, Brenna M. Clark.


DOL and Treasury update guidance agendas for employee benefits (fall 2018)

USA - October 24 2018 The principal regulators of US employee benefits have recently published updates to their guidance plans for the coming months. On October 18, 2018...

Brittany Edwards-Franklin, Meredith L. O'Leary, Allison E. Wielobob, Ryan M. Session, Laura A. Taylor, Deepa S. Menon, Adam B. Cohen, William J. Walderman, W. Mark Smith, Vanessa A. Scott, Michael A. Hepburn, Paul R. Lang, Brenna M. Clark.


Legal Alert: Standards of conduct for investment professionals - overlapping protections for broker-dealer retirement customers

USA - October 15 2018 The legal standards for broker-dealer firms (BDs) and their representatives, particularly in the retirement market, continue to be in flux. BDs were...

Ben Marzouk, Allison E. Wielobob, Issa J. Hanna, Eric A. Arnold, Stephen E. Roth, Sue (Seung Hyun) Lee, Amber S. Unwala, Bria M. Adams, S. Lawrence Polk, Holly H. Smith, Wilson G. Barmeyer, W. Mark Smith, John H. Walsh, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Brian L. Rubin, Bruce M. Bettigole, Olga Greenberg.


Legal Alert: IRS issues updated guidance on safe harbor notices for eligible rollover distributions

USA - September 25 2018 On September 18, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2018-74, which updated the safe harbor guidance that employers may use to...

Brittany Edwards-Franklin, Meredith L. O'Leary, Benjamin G. Clark, Allison E. Wielobob, SoRelle B. Brown, Ryan M. Session, Laura A. Taylor, Neil S. Lang, Deepa S. Menon, Adam B. Cohen, William J. Walderman, W. Mark Smith, Vanessa A. Scott, Michael A. Hepburn.