All Items: ERISA

  • 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.

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