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Trucker Huss APC | USA | 9 Aug 2016

The DOL Finalizes Its Safe-Harbor Rule on State-Sponsored IRAs

On August 25, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule on the circumstances in which state payroll deduction savings programs with an

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP | USA | 10 Nov 2011

Department of Labor provides guidance on electronic disclosures of required fee and administrative information

Starting May 31, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) will require employers to give participants and beneficiaries of 401(k) and similar plans disclosures regarding participant fees, expenses, and plan administrative costs.

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Pillsbury | USA | 20 Sep 2011

Labor Department releases interim guidance on electronic delivery of fee disclosures for participant-directed plans

On September 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) in Technical Release 2011-03 (the “Release”) released interim guidance on how plan administrators may use electronic media to deliver the newly required fee disclosures for participant-directed plans.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 8 Mar 2010

New regulations reaffirm plan assets should be deposited as soon as reasonably possible but provide some relief for small plans

The Department of Labor ("DOL") issued new regulations on January 14, 2010 (75 Fed. Reg. 2068) confirming earlier regulations and guidance that plan assets should be contributed to an employee benefit plan on the earliest date the amounts can reasonably be separated from the employer’s general assets.

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2010

Department of Labor introduces new 403(b) web page and provides additional 403(b) guidance

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to be responsive to the needs of the 403(b) community for additional guidance.

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Dentons | USA | 1 Mar 2010

Section 403(b) arrangements meet ERISA: new guidance from the Department of Labor

The Department of Labor has issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2010-01 clarifying the extent to which pre-2009 contracts no longer receiving employer contributions under a tax-sheltered annuity Section 403(b) arrangement may be omitted from ERISA plan reporting, and when Section 403(b) arrangements are exempt from ERISA under the Department's "safe harbor" regulation.

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Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 19 Jan 2009

Making 401(k) plan contributions on time

In these increasingly difficult economic times, the Department of Labor continues to pursue an aggressive enforcement policy that is intended to safeguard employee contributions to 401(k) and health and welfare plans by investigating situations in which employers delay in forwarding participant contributions to employee benefit plans.

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Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP | USA | 25 Jul 2007

DOL issues 403(b) guidance

In conjunction with the publication of final tax regulations under Section 403(b), the Labor Department has issued a field assistance bulletin considering the interaction of ERISA with these final regulations.

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