201711.11
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Employer Fiduciary Exposure/Risks to Employers in Vendor Agreements;

Fiduciary Exposure/Risks in Vendor Agreements. As we have discussed at our Seminars and in prior e-Alerts, the new DOL Fiduciary Rule (significantly expanding the definition of investment fiduciaries and imposing extensive new requirements on them) went into effect earlier this year.  One effect of this radical new Rule has been the generation of replacement service…

201711.02
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Employer Fiduciary Exposure/Risks to Employers in Vendor Agreements; May 10, 2018 Clients & Friends Seminar: October 6, 2018 Clients & Friends Celebration

Fiduciary Exposure/Risks in Vendor Agreements. As we have discussed at our Seminars and in prior e-Alerts, the new DOL Fiduciary Rule (significantly expanding the definition of investment fiduciaries and imposing extensive new requirements on them) went into effect earlier this year.  One effect of this radical new Rule has been the generation of replacement service…

201709.18
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Upcoming Seminar: “Matters of Life and Death” in the Workplace

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Birth and death are the two universal human experiences.  Not surprisingly, there are multiple employment laws that pertain to these key life experiences. We will offer a seminar that discusses birth-related workplace issues such as leave and accommodation rights of new parents and lactation laws for new mothers. The seminar also will provide an overview of…

201703.31
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Expanding Plaintiffs’ Litigation – Risk Management For Employers; Upcoming Seminar

Building Defenses Against Plaintiffs’ Claims.  As we previously reported, the plaintiffs’ bar has discovered ERISA, and lawsuits — class action and individual — against employers alleging ERISA violations have become an epidemic. In previous e-Alerts and at our Seminars we have emphasized particularly protecting against the risks posed by lawsuits alleging ERISA fiduciary breaches concerning…

201703.20
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May Seminar

As previously announced, we’ll be holding our next clients and friends seminar at the BWI Marriott on Thursday May 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon. The following are some of the topics we’ll cover at the seminar.  (As always, we expect to add topics to reflect developments between now and May 11.) I.   Health…

201702.07
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DOL Fiduciary Rule Update; May Seminar

DOL FIDUCIARY RULE UPDATE. On February 3, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of Labor to: “Examine the Fiduciary Duty Rule to determine whether it may adversely affect the ability of Americans to gain access to retirement information and financial advice. As part of this examination, you shall prepare an updated economic…

201611.04
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May 2017 Clients and Friends Seminar

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A number of our clients have asked about the date for our next annual Clients and Friends Seminar. It will be held at the BWI Marriott on Thursday May 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. to noon. As always, we’ll cover real-time opportunities and risks for employers and their advisors, and we’ll publish a topics list…

201603.24
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Seminar on Employment Law Audits

Is your organization ready for an employment law audit by a federal or state agency?  Regardless of size or industry, all employers are at risk of being audited — but most are unprepared.  For example, in FY 2015, the Department of Labor found violations in 79% of agency-initiated wage and hour investigations. Failed employment law…

201508.12
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Seminar on FLSA Overtime Developments and other Wage and Hour Issues

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On July 9, 2015, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule that would significantly expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. Currently, employers are required to pay all employees overtime, unless they are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements.  The most common of these exemptions are the “white collar” exemptions, which apply to certain…