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Every Little Thing … Considerations Before Adding Crypto to a 401(k) Plan

USA - May 11 2022 Fidelity Investments recently announced that it will offer its 401(k) plan clients the opportunity to offer Bitcoin as a 401(k) plan investment…

In These Headlights Beams, Beyond My Wildest Dreams - An “Affiliated Group” for Section 280G?

USA - May 4 2022 In these times of high M&A activity, we see a lot of questions about Code Section 280G (“Section 280G”) which we discussed generally on this blog a…

The Music of the Night . . . Phantom Plans for Early Stage Companies

USA - April 29 2022 Early stage companies that are strapped for cash often turn to long-term incentive compensation plans to attract and retain key employees and service…

How Much is that (Investment) in the Window…A Higher Level of Fiduciary Oversight Could be Required for 401(k) Plan Brokerage Windows

USA - April 14 2022 Fiduciaries of 401(k) plans and other retirement plans know that they must prudently monitor the investment options available to participants in the…

Can’t Touch This … DOL Discourages Plans From Investing in Cryptocurrency

USA - April 5 2022 Among the many phrases of ERISA, one that is familiar to investment fiduciaries is the requirement to choose investments with the care, skill…

It’s So Easy To … Put Your Employees’ HSAs at Risk

USA - April 1 2022 Whether you’re a fan of the Buddy Holly version or Linda Ronstadt’s, you’ve got to admit “It’s so easy to fall in love” is a catchy tune. Just as…

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger… New Audit Requirements for Retirement Plans

USA - March 22 2022 For many retirement plan sponsors, Form 5500 preparation season is underway. Plan sponsors should be aware that things have changed with the Form…

Bye Bye Bye . . . Or Not. Rehiring Retirees in Pay Status

USA - March 16 2022 If your qualified pension plan does not provide for in-service distributions and has commenced benefit distributions to a retiree who experienced a…

Free Fallin’…With a Golden Parachute

USA - March 3 2022 For those who have been involved in the sale of a company, Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code may sound familiar. Section 280G governs what…

Born in the USA, but I’m a Cool Rockin’ Employee Not in the USA Now . . . Employer Considerations for U.S. Employees Living and Working Abroad

USA - February 22 2022 If there is one long-term lesson that came out of the global pandemic, it is that employees are no longer tied to an office. Thanks to technology and…