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Are Forum Selection Clauses in ERISA Plan Documents Enforceable?
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court allowed a Seventh Circuit decision to remain in effect that determined that a forum choice provision in an

Ready to Revise Disability Claims Procedures?
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

As reported in our December 2017 Comp & Benefits Alert, the Department of Labor had extended the effective date of the new regulations for disability

Plan Sponsors and Service Providers Must be Aware of Changes Made to Rules Pertaining to Puerto Rico Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Puerto Rico
  • January 17 2018

Recent changes to Puerto Rico’s tax treatment of certain retirement plans have taken effect. Act No. 106 of August 23, 2017 (“Act 106”) amended

April 1, 2018 Applicability Date for Final Regulations on Claims Procedures for Plans Providing Disability Benefits
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

The Department of Labor ("DOL") has just announced its decision that the final regulations on claims procedures for plans providing disability

The Department of Labor’s Newly Issued Association Health Plan Proposed Regulations Include Welcome Changes for Employers But Would Present State Regulatory Challenges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

On January 3, 2018, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations that will make it easier for small employers to band together to form

Issue 117: DOL Issues Proposed Rules On Association Health Plans
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2018

In October 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13813 directing the Department of Labor (DOL) to propose rules expanding access to health

The State of the State: Governor Cuomo’s Plans and the Impact on Municipalities
  • Harris Beach PLLC
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off his 2018 State of the State Address with a vow to fight the GOP-sponsored federal tax overhaul, which he

DOL Issues Proposal Governing Association Health Plans
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • January 5 2018

The Department of Labor has issue a proposed rule providing direction for sole proprietors and businesses to set up Association Health Plans (AHPs

2017’s Top 5 Most Intriguing Developments in EEOC-Initiated Litigation (And A Preview of Our Annual EEOC Litigation Report)
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2018

In our view, every employer should be monitoring EEOC activity - it is the surest way to avoid becoming the EEOC’s next target. That is why we

Noteworthy Federal Cases Relating to Employee Benefit Plans in 2017
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2017

Here is a round up of cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals in 2017 involving ERISA employee