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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 8 May 2018

Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Gender Identity Discrimination

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7, 2018, that workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 15 Mar 2018

Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On February 26, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (covering Connecticut, New York and Vermont) ruled that workplace discrimination

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 8 Sep 2016

Top US Universities Hit with Retirement Plan Lawsuits: Lessons for Plan Sponsors

The recent wave of 403(b) lawsuits against more than a dozen prominent US universities could herald similar suits for other 403(b) plan sponsors

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 31 May 2016

401(k) Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Face an Alarming Number of Stable Value Fund and Other Class Action Lawsuits

In the last several months, plaintiffs have filed multiple class action lawsuits against plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and stable value fund

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 15 Sep 2015

Seventh Circuit finds that state insurance law applies, resulting in de novo review of benefit claim

On September 4, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled in Fontaine v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company that the Employee

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 19 Mar 2015

SEC no-action letter permits non-ERISA retirement plans to issue participant fee disclosures without violating securities laws

In a no-action letter dated February 18, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) extended relief from the application of Rule 482 of

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 3 Jun 2014

New IRS program for delinquent form 5500 filers of non-ERISA plans

The Internal Revenue Service recently established a one-year pilot program that provides plan administrators and plan sponsors of certain non-ERISA

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 30 Sep 2013

IRS and DOL guidance clarifies employee benefits impact of Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling

Recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Employee Benefits Security Administration

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 29 Apr 2013

Employers should review how plan documents define spouse in light of recent benefits litigation

Two recent cases challenging benefit eligibility for same-sex spouses highlight the need for employer-sponsored retirement and welfare plans to

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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 13 Jun 2012

New DOL opinion states certain 403(b) plans no longer exempt from ERISA

Recently issued U.S. Department of Labor guidance indicates limitations on the use of an exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), for certain 403(b) Plans.

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