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  • 2018 Social Security Taxable Wage Base Inches Up, Benefit COLAs Up More

    October 17, 2017

    The Social Security Administration has issued inflation-adjusted figures for 2018, including the Social Security taxable wage base, the earnings tests for retirees who return to work, and the Social Security benefits quarter-of-coverage requirement and cost of living adjustment (COLA).

  • Auto-Enrollment IRAs Disapproved by Congress, Again

    May 5, 2017

    A joint resolution that nullifies a Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration rule advising states on auto-enrollment IRAs is headed to the President's desk.

  • Auto-Enrollment IRAs Overturned Under Congressional Review Act

    March 31, 2017

    Congress has voted to overturn the US Department of Labor rule regarding auto-enrollment IRAs. The joint resolution now heads to the President's desk for signature.

  • DOL Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy Regarding ERISA Fiduciary Rule

    March 20, 2017

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a temporary enforcement policy relating to its recently proposed 60-day extension of the applicability date of the final rule defining who is a "fiduciary" under ERISA.

  • State Payroll Deduction Auto-IRAs Authorized by DOL

    September 1, 2016

    In the interest of encouraging retirement savings to protect the economic security of older Americans, the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued a final rule guiding states on how to design payroll deduction savings initiatives with automatic employee enrollment (auto-IRAs) without being preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The final rule also provides guidance to the employers that eventually may be required to offer such programs to employees.

  • Retirement Plan Lawsuits Against Top Universities Could Spark Trend

    August 19, 2016

    Class-action lawsuits have been filed against nine of the nation's top universities claiming that employees and retirees were forced to pay millions of dollars in excessive fees relating to their 401(k) and 403(b) accounts in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

  • DOL Finalizes ERISA Fiduciary Rule

    April 12, 2016

    The US Department of Labor has released its Final Fiduciary Rule under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The Final Rule streamlines many of the more burdensome aspects of the proposed rule and stresses the importance of eliminating any potential conflicts of interests.

  • Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss ERISA Proposed Class Action

    March 4, 2016

    A federal court has denied an employer's motion to dismiss a proposed class action lawsuit, Marin v. Dave & Buster's, Inc. The lawsuit alleges that the employer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by reducing workers' hours in anticipation of higher costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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