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COVID-19 Deadline Extensions—No More Time Outs but No Single Deadline Either!!

USA - February 26 2021 We recently provided an update on the looming end date for COBRA and other deadline extensions and the uncertainty that continues to add to the…

COVID-19 Deadline Extensions—Still Relevant to Plan Sponsors?

USA - February 25 2021 In May of 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released joint-agency guidance that extended several important…

Is Relief for the Plight of Multiemployer Pension Plans in the Works?

USA - February 25 2021 The much-heralded Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 (the “Butch Lewis Act of 2021”) is closer to becom…

Top 5 Employee Benefit Plan Opportunities for Employers to consider in 2021

USA - February 17 2021 A spate of recent legislation and IRS guidance promises to make 2021 an active year for any employer seeking to provide its employees with a…

U.S. Supreme Court: Courts Can Review Railroad Retirement Board’s Refusal to Reopen Claims

USA - February 7 2021 In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts can review decisions by the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board denying claimants’…

BlackRock 401(k) Plan Class Action Headed for Trial

USA - January 14 2021 A class action alleging that BlackRock entities favored their own proprietary funds when selecting investment options for BlackRock’s 401(k) Plan is…

Wellness Programs and Water Bottles, the EEOC Proposes New Rules under the ADA and GINA

USA - January 11 2021 Since 1996, when Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), employers have been struggling with whether and to…

The IRS Released the Final Regulations for Plan Loan Offset Rollovers

USA - December 17 2020 The IRS released final regulations on the provisions of the Tax Cuts and JOBS Act (“TCJA”) that added Section 402(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code…

Does Your Nonqualified Plan Need to be Amended by December 31, 2020?

USA - November 25 2020 Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), which disallows the deduction by any publicly held corporation with respect to certain…

Supreme Court to Consider Appealability of Railroad Retirement Board Decisions

USA - November 1 2020 The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the second of several ERISA disputes this term, the first issue we discussed as the term began, October 5, 2020…