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2nd Circuit Pension Liability Ruling Is A Big Win For Employers

USA - January 14 2020 Following oral arguments that were held in February 2018, in a long-anticipated decision in the National Retirement Fund v. Metz Culinary Management…

Redesigned 2020 IRS Form W-4

USA - January 3 2020 The IRS has substantially redesigned the Form W-4 to be used beginning in 2020. New employees first paid wages during 2020 must use the new…

The SECURE Act, at Last

USA - December 31 2019 On December 19, 2019, the Senate passed, as part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 (Public Law No. 116-94), the Setting Every…

When to Amend: Deadline for Compliance with Hardship Distribution Regulations Clarified

USA - December 22 2019 The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the Tax Cuts and JOBS Act of 2017 liberalized the hardship distribution rules applicable to 401(k) and 403(b)…

PBGC Approves Revisions to AAA’s Withdrawal Liability Arbitration Rules; Employer Fees Reduced

USA - December 11 2019 For years, steep arbitration fees have made many employers think twice about contesting a questionable withdrawal liability determination. The…

Does Your Company Have to File Forms 1094/1095 in New Jersey?

USA - December 10 2019 Last week, the IRS issued it updated Form 1094-C and 1095-C instructions for 2019. Employers that employ New Jersey residents, however, may have more…

Republicans Propose Wholesale Reform of Multiemployer Pension Plan System

USA - December 10 2019 In a White Paper and technical explanations, Republican Senators Charles E. Grassley (Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance) and Lamar…

Judicial Trend Away from Recognizing Equitable Remedies for Benefit Claims under ERISA.

USA - December 3 2019 A court in Florida has declined to expand the remedies available under a claim for benefits due under 29 U.S.C. § 1132(a)(1)(B) of ERISA. Keys v…

Court Rejects Equitable Exception to MPPAA’s ‘Pay Now, Dispute Later’ Regime

USA - December 3 2019 A withdrawing employer must make withdrawal liability installment payments during the pendency of an arbitration proceeding contesting the existence…

Stimulating Consumerism in Health Care By Revealing Costs

USA - November 25 2019 When is the last time one of your employees asked how much an in-network physician’s visit would cost? How much does a blood test cost at the…