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The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • May 27

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce

    7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce
    For many people divorce is about the emotional issues and sorting out the children but there is a very important financial aspect to a divorce. The property division aspect of a divorce is about more than fighting over who gets the house and…
  • May 20

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice

    Unanimous SCOTUS decision in Tibble holds ERISA fiduciaries must continuously monitor 401k investment choice
    A flurry of 401k litigation arose in the late 2000s, much prompted by the market collapse in 2008, over the manner in which 401k plan sponsors select the investment choices in their 401k plans and how those investment choices relate to the…
  • May 18

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?

    When should I try to get child support enforcement?
    Unpaid child support is a significant problem in Texas. According to federal government reports, at the end of 2013 Texas had over $13 billion in child support arrears to be paid. That is a significant sum of money left to be paid in support…
Rank this Week: 2059

Employment Law Alert

Employment Law Alert

Covers employment law topics, including discrimination, employment agreements, family leave, privacy and restrictive covenants. By Gibbons.

http://www.employmentlawalert.com
Rank this Week: 1073

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • May 27

    Workplace Injuries Involving Manufacturing and Construction Worker

    Workplace Injuries Involving Manufacturing and Construction Worker
    Manufacturing and construction industry workers are at the highest risk of work-related injuries and death. From the last three decades, the manufacturing and construction industries have been reporting the most number of cases of serious…
  • May 22

    A Temporary Hearing for Workers’ Compensation

    A Temporary Hearing for Workers’ Compensation
    A temporary hearing is requested by an employee when there is a dispute about medical treatment or the payment of temporary disability benefits. A temporary hearing is also known as a hardship hearing. Employees undergoing treatment…
  • May 21

    Should I File for Workers Comp or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

    Should I File for Workers Comp or a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
    Millions of injuries and illnesses are reported at U.S. workplaces every year, putting workers at risk every day. Laborers, truck drivers, nursing aides, custodians, cleaners, and law enforcement officers are the employees most…
Rank this Week: 2259

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 26

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying

    Federal Agencies Study Workplace Bullying
    While federal and state laws to address workplace bullying remain elusive, the U.S. government is moving forward to address the problem. The  U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) recently placed “nonsexual…
  • May 22

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern

    Judicial Conference: To Whom it May Concern
    The evidence has been building for years that federal courts are hostile to discrimination plaintiffs, and that corporate plaintiffs fare much better than individual plaintiffs. The U.S. Courts were created under Article III of the…
  • May 20

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff

    More Evidence Fed. Cts Hostile to Individual Plaintiff
    New evidence shows that a 2009 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows judges to dismiss cases based on their “common sense” has led to a sharp increase in the dismissal lawsuits filed by individuals  but virtually…
Rank this Week: 2582

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

Covers employeee benefits, ERISA, and employment law. By Stanley D. Baum.

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 270

Pension Risk Matters

Pension Risk Matters

Focuses on pension financial risk issues from a governance and fiduciary perspective. Published by Susan M. Mangiero.

http://www.pensionriskmatters.com/
  • May 26

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure

    Derivatives, De-Risking and Disclosure
    According to survey results provided in "Pension Plan De-Risking, North America 2015" (published by Clear Path Analysis and sponsored by Prudential Retirement), "pension risk management remains a principal concern for many plan sponsors."…
  • May 26

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar

    Free Continuing Legal Education - Pension De-Risking Webinar
    There are seven complimentary passes left for anyone who is interested in attending "Pension De-Risking for Employee Benefit Sponsors: Avoiding Litigation and Enforcement Action." This educational webinar is sponsored by Strafford…
  • May 16

    Public Pension Funds and Municipal Bond Issuance

    Public Pension Funds and Municipal Bond Issuance
    On June 1, 2015, I will be talking about pension risk management with several other invited co-speakers. Part of the annual meeting of the Government Finance Officers Association ("GFOA"), this panel will address topics that include (a)…
Rank this Week: 1858

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers various ERISA, disability, health, and life insurance issues. By Kantor & Kantor.

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • May 25

    Disability Caused by Subjective Symptom

    Disability Caused by Subjective Symptom
    Courts struggle with disability claims caused by subjective symptoms due to the difficulty in quantifying the level of pain and fatigue experienced by a claimant. Unfortunately, pain and fatigue are the principle disabling symptoms caused by…
  • May 22

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy

    Social Security Disability Benefits in Jeopardy
    Social Security is obviously a hot political topic. As the number of beneficiaries expands for demographic reasons, politicians have warned us repeatedly that Social Security’s programs are getting too expensive and that we may soon…
  • May 20

    May is Lupus Awareness Month

    May is Lupus Awareness Month
    Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus,…
Rank this Week: 1414

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2015

    Memorial Day 2015
    Thank you to all who sacrificed your lives serving our country. Image Credit: Flickr, Creative Commons license. Photo of Arlington National Cemetery by James Demetrie.… Continue Reading
  • May 22

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction

    Female lawyer plays the “V” card, wins $500 sanction
    Male attorneys, it’s not a good idea to use the “V” word when referring to your female adversaries, and you might even be sanctioned for it. (Chill! I’m not talking about that “V” word.) Have you…
  • May 21

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing

    Probability, manipulation, and random drug testing
    Is that “random” drug test selection really random? Many employers — particularly, those in the transportation industry — use third party vendors to do the random selections for federally mandated drug and alcohol…
Rank this Week: 1047

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 1285

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance coverage, and insurance bad faith. By Stephen Rosenberg.

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • May 19

    Initial Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Opinion in Tibble v. Edison

    Initial Thoughts on the Supreme Court's Opinion in Tibble v. Edison
    So what does it mean if you are an ERISA litigator who writes a blog and you are too busy litigating to write a post on Tibble v. Edison (even though you have published a widely read article on the case) right after the Supreme Court issues…
  • May 4

    Will Church Plan Litigation Lead to an Attack on Governmental Plan Exemptions?

    Will Church Plan Litigation Lead to an Attack on Governmental Plan Exemptions?
    Dismayed at the attention her father was receiving from her teenage friends over dinner in a Chinese restaurant, Sally Draper remarked to the table that her father’s joke about stray cats and slow restaurant service was one he had been…
  • Apr 30

    Should Company Officers Run Retirement and Other Benefit Plans?

    Should Company Officers Run Retirement and Other Benefit Plans?
    This is great – I loved the idea of this Bloomberg BNA webinar the minute it popped up in my in-box, just from the title: “Just Say No: Why Directors Should Avoid Duties That Will Subject Them to ERISA.” I have written…
Rank this Week: 2223

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

PVW Tax & Business Law Blog

Covers issues that concern business entities, taxation, and employment law. By Parsonage Vandenack Williams LLC.

http://www.pvwtaxandbusinesslaw.wordpress.com/
  • May 19

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset

    Required Reporting of Offshore Asset
    US individual and business taxpayers with interests in certain foreign or offshore financial assets or accounts are required to disclose those assets on their federal income tax returns or file additional forms. A failure to file the…
  • May 18

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu

    B-Corp and Benefit Corporation Statu
    Currently, in 28 jurisdictions including Nebraska, Benefit Corporation status exists as an option for forming a legal corporate entity. This is distinguished from B-Corp. status, which is a certification from by B-labs, a 501(c)(3)…
  • Mar 30

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud

    Beware of Potential Tax Return Fraud
    Many doctors and health practitioners around the nation are experiencing tax return fraud issues. Tax return fraud occurs when another person or entity fraudulently files a tax return for another individual, looking to receive the…
Rank this Week: 3195

Technology Company Counselor

Technology Company Counselor

Covers benefits and compensation, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, litigation, securities, tax planning, and transactional issues affecting technology companies. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.techcompanycounselor.com/
  • May 19

    Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue

    Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election Rules After One Month – Court Challenges Continue
    My colleagues Steven M. Swirsky and Evan J. Spelfogel published a Management Memo blog post that will be of interest to many of our readers: “Regional Directors Report Data on The NLRB’s Amended Election…
  • May 15

    Accepting Social Responsibility Not Legal Liability

    Accepting Social Responsibility Not Legal Liability
    We recently blogged about recent gender discrimination lawsuits filed against technology industry employers. Following in the wake of these lawsuits have been news stories regarding the lack of diversity in the technology industry. The scale…
  • May 5

    Considering Best Data Practices for ERISA Fiduciarie

    Considering Best Data Practices for ERISA Fiduciarie
    Today, Law360 published our article “Considering Best Data Practices for ERISA Fiduciaries.” (Read the full version here — Law360 subscription required.) In this article, we outline steps that ERISA plan fiduciaries can take…
Rank this Week: 3379

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
  • May 11

    Required New ESA Poster for Ontario Workplace

    Required New ESA Poster for Ontario Workplace
    The Ontario Ministry of Labour has prepared and published a new Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) poster entitled “Employment Standards in Ontario”. The poster is version 6.0 in a long line of ESA posters and…
  • Apr 16

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal

    Hidden Camera Leads to Dismissal
    An arbitrator recently upheld the termination of a “reliable and capable” Personal Support Worker (a “PSW”) with no prior disciplinary record, because of significant mistreatment of an individual she was responsible…
  • Apr 10

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment

    Upcoming Employment Standards Blitz – Precarious Employment
    Beginning in May 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour will begin a province-wide employment standards workplace inspection blitz targeting the janitorial, security, business services, fitness and recreation centres, amusement, and recreation…
Rank this Week: 3820

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 1475

Employee Benefits Counsel

Employee Benefits Counsel

Covers employee benefits litigation and counseling. By Littler Mendelson PC.

http://www.littler.com/blog/employment-benefits-counsel
  • Apr 29

    Bill Seeks to Repeal Excise Tax on "Cadillac" Health Plan

    Bill Seeks to Repeal Excise Tax on "Cadillac" Health Plan
    An important provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a new target for repeal. On April 28, 2015, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced legislation (H.R. 2050) to eliminate the 40% excise tax on high-premium "Cadillac" health insurance…
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program

    EEOC Issues Proposed Rule Addressing ADA Compliance and Wellness Program
    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposal to provide guidance on how to structure an employee wellness program without running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act.read more
  • Apr 8

    EBSA to Conduct Fiduciary Seminar

    EBSA to Conduct Fiduciary Seminar
    The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration has announced it will conduct a series of seminars entitled: "Getting It Right - Know Your Fiduciary Responsibilities" at the following dates and locations: read more
Rank this Week: 4123

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    Workers’ Compensation Update – 2015 HR Law & Solution

    Workers’ Compensation Update – 2015 HR Law & Solution
    Attorneys David Roos (pictured left) and Michael McCabe met with several attendees at the HR Law & Solutions seminar last month, in a question and answer session to address specific issues from a workers’ compensation perspective. A…
  • Apr 15

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part II)

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part II)
    This blog is a sequel to my previous post summarizing the rules and regulations governing an employee’s use of intermittent FMLA leave, which you can find here. Managing employees’ requests for intermittent FMLA leave can be…
  • Apr 8

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part I)

    Intermittent FMLA Leave: A Chronic HR Headache (Part I)
    At HR Law & Solutions last month, attendees asked tough questions about handling requests for intermittent leave under the FMLA. I promised to write a blog post summarizing current rules and regulations, so here goes: Intermittent leave…
Rank this Week: 3520

Employment Update

Employment Update

Covers current issues in employment, labor and benefits law. By Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2740

ACA Review

ACA Review

Covers labor and employment, tax, employee benefits and healthcare law issues associated with the Affordable Care Act. By Balch & Bingham LLP.

http://www.acareview.com/
  • Apr 16

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe

    EEOC Wellness Incentive Rules: Damned If You Do, Maybe
    Almost two years ago, the ACA enforcement agencies jointly published a set of lengthy, detailed, final rules applying the ACA’s enhanced health status discrimination prohibition to employer-administered wellness incentives. On…
  • Apr 13

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already

    12 ACA Compliance Boxes You Should Have Checked Already
    For employers who have delayed ACA compliance this long, you have delayed too long. Even if things go your way this June in King v. Burwell, you’ll be unprepared for EBSA compliance audits and for IRS coverage offer reporting that is…
  • Apr 2

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?

    Is Every State Agency and Instrumentality An Applicable Large Employer Member?
    Your board, commission or other state-created entity has ten employees and a budget that’s a Medicaid rounding error to four decimal places.   How could you possibly be an ACA “Applicable Large Employer”?…
Rank this Week: 3083

Health Plan Law

Health Plan Law

Discusses employee benefit issues for group health plans. Covers ERISA, third party administrators, insurance brokers and agent, legal planning and risk management. By Roy F. Harmon III.

http://www.healthplanlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1415

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Mar 31

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?

    In Like a Lion, Out Like a . . . . . Backup?
    I started the day today pondering an age-old question.  Here in Central New Jersey March undeniably came in like a lion.  Today, the last day of the month, will it go out like a lion or, consistent with the old saying, like a lamb?…
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
Rank this Week: 566

Michigan Longterm Disability…

Michigan Longterm Disability Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers ERISA, insurance bad faith, and LTD policy issues. By Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates P.C.

http://www.michiganlongtermdisabilityinsurancelawyer.com/
  • Mar 11

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED

    6TH CIRCUIT ISSUES MAJOR DECISION -DISGORGEMENT OF PROFITS EARNED BY INSURANCE COMPANY NOT ALLOWED
    In Rochow v. Life Ins. Co. of N. Am., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3532 (6th Cir. 2015), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (the Court) en banc overturned a previous decision of a 3 judge panel that had allowed plaintiff's claim for the disgorgement…
  • Feb 25

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS

    FEDERAL COURT FINDS METLIFE ABUSED ITS DISCRETION-ORDERS INSURER TO PAY LTD BENEFITS
    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently determined that LTD Insurer-MetLife wrongfully denied a claimant's request for LTD benefits. SMDA was retained by the claimant after her administrative remedies had been…
  • Jan 8

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna

    SMDA prevails in LTD insurance appeal against Cigna
    SMDA recently convinced Long Term Disability Insurer Cigna to reverse its original claims denial decision by filing a comprehensive administrative appeal. SMDA was retained by a very nice client who was having significant mental health…
Rank this Week: 1204

The Pension Protection Act Blog

The Pension Protection Act Blog

Covers retirement plans, defined benefit plans, ERISA, and ESOPs. By Suzanne L. Wynn.

http://erisafile.com/blog/
  • Feb 18

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer

    IRS Issues Obamacare Penalty Relief for Small Employer
    The maxim that the IRS waits until after noon ET to release guidance worth reading was re-enforced today when the IRS released Notice 2015-17 this afternoon. In Notice 2015-17, the IRS provides transition relief from Code section 4980D excise…
  • Nov 1

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP

    6th Circuit Says Girl Scouts Trapped in Hotel California-Style MEP
    That hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, released another ERISA opinion on Oct. 23, 2014, which brings to mind that line by the Eagles: “You can check-out any time you like, But you ……
  • Oct 18

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014

    US Supreme Court to Hear Retiree Healthcare Benefits Case in Nov. 2014
    In a few weeks, on Nov. 10, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett. The case is out of that hotbed of ERISA litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 773

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Atlanta Overtime Lawyers Blog

Covers employment law with an emphasis in overtime. By Martin & Martin L.L.P.

http://www.atlantaovertimelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2791

The Problem is ERISA

The Problem is ERISA

ERISA is the federal law governing employee benefits, like your health insurance. If you get your insurance through your employment, and if you think "insurance" is an enforceable contract that the insurer will cover what it says it will, then you don't have insurance at all -- you only think you do.

http://problemiserisa.blogspot.com
Rank this Week: 2995

Life, Health and Disability…

Life, Health and Disability Insurance Law Blog

Covers ERISA and non-ERISA issues on disability, life and health insurance law. By Barger & Wolen.

http://www.lifehealthdisabilityinsurancelaw.com/
  • Oct 17

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Concurrent Causation from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Kruk v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co.,2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35637 (D. Conn. 2013) Facts and holding: Rita Kruk (“Kruk”), a Human Resources Specialist, was a participant in an ERISA plan provided through her employment that provided…
  • Sep 2

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger

    Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culbertson Announce Merger
    Combined Firms Create Powerhouse Insurance Practice with 120 Attorneys Dedicated to Serving the Insurance Industry    Chicago and Los Angeles — September 2, 2014 — Barger & Wolen and Hinshaw & Culberston, a…
  • Aug 25

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"

    Burden of Proof: The "What Changed?" Argument from "A Medley of Interesting Disability Cases"
    Hegger v. Unum Life Ins. Co. of America, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28587 (N.D. Cal. 2013) Facts and holding: Plaintiff Tami Hegger (“Hegger”) was employed as a medical device sales representative until she left work in December…
Rank this Week: 1037

Benefits Law Update

Benefits Law Update

Provides updates and commentary on employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. By Verrill Dana, LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitsupdate.com/
  • Aug 7

    Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreement Compliance Update

    Deadline Approaches for Business Associate Agreement Compliance Update
    Employer group health plans and other covered entities that have not already amended business associate agreements (BAAs) to incorporate changes required by the Final Omnibus Rule must do so by September 22, 2014.  (You can read our…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Mid-Year Supreme Court Case Review

    2014 Mid-Year Supreme Court Case Review
    The 2013-2014 term of the Supreme Court of the United States produced opinions that will have substantial effects on the design and administration of most employee benefits plans. This summary highlights three key decisions, one…
  • Jul 16

    2014 Mid-Year Compliance Update

    2014 Mid-Year Compliance Update
    While 2014 has been a relatively quiet year in terms of new rules affecting retirement plans, the January 1, 2015 effective date for the Affordable Care Act employer shared responsibility mandate is now in sight. This summary discusses a few…
Rank this Week: 1979

GSAS Law

GSAS Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart L.L.P.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    Citizens (who like cereal) United

    Citizens (who like cereal) United
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. The people have spoken and while they like Cheerios, they do not like mandatory arbitration. General Mills tried to impose mandatory arbitration on anyone who "liked" it on social media or downloaded a coupon for one of…
  • Dec 10

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac

    Class Action Overview - OneWest & IndyMac
    By Catherine Anderson, Esq. On June 28, 2013, Courthouse News Service reported on our class action which had been filed against OneWest Bank, IndyMac, Financial Freedom Senior Funding and other defendants concerning the force placement of…
  • Mar 1

    Take The Money and Run

    Take The Money and Run
    By Oren Giskan, Esq. Have you been following the FINRA v Charles Schwab ("Schwab") battle? Schwab is a stock brokerage that recently inserted a ban on class actions in its customer agreement. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 2825

California Employee Rights Law…

California Employee Rights Law Blog

Comments on Employee Benefits and Employment Law. By Adams, Nye, Becht L.L.P.

http://www.calemployeerights.com/
Rank this Week: 3025

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Bay Area Lawyer Blog

Comments on Bay Area employment law. By The Mazzola Law Office P.C.

http://www.sfbayareaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2819

Florida ERISA Blog

Florida ERISA Blog

Covers recent developments in ERISA and employee benefits law in Florida. By Marcus Castillo.

http://floridaerisa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Lessons From The Howard Case

    Lessons From The Howard Case
    Last year I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of many of the ERISA litigators in Florida, both plaintiff and defense. One of the hot topics at that conference was a case known as Howard v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.…
  • May 21

    A Great Resource Book

    A Great Resource Book
    I recently had the opportunity to review PLI's ERISA Litigation Answer Book 2013.If you're new to ERISA litigation and need a quick overview of the landscape or need a handy desk reference this is a great resource. The Q and A format combined…
  • May 6

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever
    In my last blog post I overviewed the opposing arguments heard by the Supreme Court in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen. On April 16, 2013 the court handed down its decision: one clearly favorable to health insurance carriers seeking reimbursement…
Rank this Week: 1758

California Insurance Litigation…

California Insurance Litigation Blog

Covers California insurance law and litigation, including ERISA law, class actions and unfair business practices. By McKennon Schindler LLP.

http://www.californiainsurancelitigation.com
Rank this Week: 2198

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

Covers FLSA violations, minimum wage and overtime cases. By Will Aitchison.

http://flsacases.com/
  • Oct 24

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim

    Failure To Disclose FLSA Claims In Bankruptcy Leads To Loss Of Claim
    I’ve never had this issue come up before, and must have overlooked the few reported cases dealing with it. What happens when a plaintiff in an FLSA lawsuit obtains bankruptcy while the FLSA claim is pending, yet fails to disclose the…
  • Oct 21

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff

    Court Refuses To Ban Communications With Prospective Plaintiff
    In Hathaway v. Shawn Jones Masonry, 2011 WL 4916532 (W.D.Ky. 2011), Chief Judge Thomas Russell of the Western District of Kentucky faced how to handle the aftermath of a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant’s employees urging them…
  • Oct 20

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case

    An Interesting Regular Rate Case
    Am I the only one who finds regular rate issues to be inexhaustibly interesting? If you’re in my camp, read on.
Rank this Week: 3673

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Drew Capuder's Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law news and analysis, focusing on the US Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of West Virginia. By Drew M. Capuder.

http://www.dcemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1

    Favorite quotes about the law, part 1
    Maybe it’s the frustrated novelist in me, but I’ve been thinking about literature and law.
  • Sep 13

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)

    We’ve moved!! (but only our URL)
    We’ve moved!! Kinda. Okay, it’s not a real move of anything physical. Our law firm, including the tables chairs, files, and whatever else, are all still in exactly the same place.
  • Sep 13

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim

    Fifth Circuit applies hostile work environment to age claim
    Courts have sometimes questioned whether hostile work environment claims apply to all “flavors” of discrimination.
Rank this Week: 3525

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law…

ERISA and Disability Benefits Law Blog

Covers ERISA and Disability benefits litigation. By the Wood Law Firm.

http://www.erisaontheweb.com/
  • Jun 5

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case

    Court Awards Substantial Attorney's Fees to Plaintiff in ERISA Disability Case
    In this ERISA disability case, the federal district court in Chicago awarded attorney’s fees of $109,312.75 to the successful plaintiff, Holmstrom.  The case started after MetLife decided to terminate her claim for long-term disability…
  • Apr 8

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee

    Court Orders CIGNA to Pay Six-Figure Attorney's Fee
    Steven Alfano won his ERISA claim for long-term disability benefits against CIGNA. The district court had previously ruled that there was “no sound basis in the record to support CIGNA’s finding that plaintiff’s back condition … had…
  • Apr 6

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously

    Court of Appeals Finds Sun Life Acted Arbitrarily and Capriciously
    Sherry DeLisle continued working after her car crashes in 1998 and 2000. She suffered spinal and closed head injuries.  Her employer, Krandall & Sons, fired her on April 17, 2002, stating that “she was not doing her job.”  Eight…
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Pensions & Benefits Weblog

Pensions & Benefits Weblog

Covers accounting, cash balance plans, IRS 409A, PPA and more.

http://fuguerre.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    Waiver of PBGC Premium Penaltie

    Waiver of PBGC Premium Penaltie
    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has codified it policy guidance on premium penalty waivers as an appendix to its premium payment regulation, effective for PBGC actions taken on or after December 18, 2006. [FR E6-19436] The PBGC…
  • Nov 17

    Waiver of PBGC Premium Penaltie

    Waiver of PBGC Premium Penaltie
    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has codified it policy guidance on premium penalty waivers as an appendix to its premium payment regulation, effective for PBGC actions taken on or after December 18, 2006. [FR E6-19436] The PBGC…
  • Nov 1

    By Any Other Name

    By Any Other Name
    This is not the first time I’ve amended the title of my pensions and benefits weblogging. Except whereas my previous change came on the heels of discovering a non-EB blog that had already been using the name I’d originally given this…
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