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California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?

    What’s Going to Happen to Obamacare?
    Donald Trump has just been sworn into office as this country’s 45th president, and Barack Obama is a private citizen once again. Now that Obama is gone, will his signature legislative achievement follow close behind him? If…
  • Jan 20

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.

    The pitfalls of doing your own appeal without talking to an attorney first.
    Why pass on free personalized advice? One of the people who contacted us this week was a woman who had her Long Term Disability benefits terminated by Standard Insurance Company after Standard had paid her those benefits for many…
  • Jan 18

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!

    Your Insurance Claim Will Probably Be Denied!
    On January 13, 2017, the Los Angeles Times published a column entitled Healthcare insurance hell: If at first your claim is denied, try, try again The article describes on insured’s extreme difficulty in obtaining approval for…
Rank this Week: 1302

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/
  • Jan 23

    Getting Read For New Health Plan Options: Trump Executive Order Promises ACA Relief But No Relief Until Agencies Act

    Getting Read For New Health Plan Options: Trump Executive Order Promises ACA Relief But No Relief Until Agencies Act
    Employer and other health plan sponsors, insurers, plan members and their family, health care providers and others struggling to cope with the costs and burdens of complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) health…
  • Dec 16

    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don

    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don
    Data thieves thrive when companies’ don’t train customer service or respond to Red Flags http://ow.ly/MGkp307cnSP http://ow.ly/i/q1emhFiled under: Uncategorized
  • Dec 16

    Congress is getting ready to take on hea

    Congress is getting ready to take on hea
    Congress is getting ready to take on heath care reform again. Americans need to become informed and participate! http://ow.ly/C6bc306V5eT http://ow.ly/i/q1dUAFiled under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 4865

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/
  • Jan 23

    Trump quickies: Regulatory freeze, “listening session” with unions, Puzder statu

    Trump quickies: Regulatory freeze, “listening session” with unions, Puzder statu
    We’ll try to keep you up to date with the latest labor and employment law news from the Trump Administration via a series of mini-posts as news develops. According to Politico‘s Morning Shift, “President…
  • Jan 20

    9 “fun” facts about workplace harassment, from the EEOC

    9 “fun” facts about workplace harassment, from the EEOC
    Last week, I shared with you what I didn’t like about the proposed Enforcement Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on workplace harassment. Well, this is warm-and-fuzzy week. Moving on to the parts of the…
  • Jan 20

    Weekly catch-up

    Weekly catch-up
    Attention, New York employers! The Empire State (and the Big Apple) have enacted a number of employment-related laws — including minimum wage, family leave, freelance worker protections, and bathroom designations — that have…
Rank this Week: 2977

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/
  • Jan 23

    President Trump’s First ACA “Executive Action”

    President Trump’s First ACA “Executive Action”
    Shortly after his January 20 inauguration, President Trump signed an Executive Order (promptly published by Politico) titled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Appeal.” …
  • Jan 20

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18

    On Your Mark, Get Ready, to Go . . . Somewhere: Congressional Developments January 12-18
    On January 13, the House passed the 2017 budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 3), which should be found on President Trump’s desk Monday morning.  As previously explained, this sets the stage for a filibuster-proof, budget…
  • Jan 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12

    Fitness Enthusiasm Wanes Early: ACA-Related Congressional Actions January 5 – 12
    On January 5, the House passed the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017” (H.R. 26), streamlining the process for Congressional review and rejection of administrative agency rules, including a 10-year…
Rank this Week: 2528

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
  • Jan 23

    :: Third Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal of FCRA Class Action For Data Breach

    :: Third Circuit Reverses District Court Dismissal of FCRA Class Action For Data Breach
    So the Plaintiffs here do not allege a mere technical or procedural violation of FCRA.  They allege instead the unauthorized dissemination of their own private information – the very injury that FCRA is intended to prevent.  …
  • Jan 20

    :: Counterclaims Do Not Support Removal to Federal Court

    :: Counterclaims Do Not Support Removal to Federal Court
    Defendant further asserts that removal is appropriate because defendants have asserted counterclaims under ERISA § 502(a); defendants have expressly asserted ERISA preemption under § 514 as an affirmative defense in their answer to…
  • Nov 14

    :: Plaintiff’s State Law Claims Based Upon Benefit Promises Avert Preemption

    :: Plaintiff’s State Law Claims Based Upon Benefit Promises Avert Preemption
    In sum, Mr. Lapham’s state law claims arise from legal duties independent from the ERISA plans and seek to recover damages in the form of severance pay or lost opportunities, not ERISA benefits per se. The claims do not challenge…
Rank this Week: 1062

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/
  • Jan 23

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017

    Registration is Open – 25th Annual HR Law & Solutions – March 10, 2017
    Make plans now to attend the biggest employment law conference in Southwest Florida, HR Law & Solutions, now in its 25th year! Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation attorneys will return to Sanibel…
  • Nov 22

    BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Halting DOL Overtime Rule

    BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Halting DOL Overtime Rule
    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked in the last few weeks:  is there any chance the new overtime rule will go away or at least be postponed to sometime after December 1?  Well, apparently…
  • Nov 18

    Weeding Out Workplace Impacts of Medical Marijuana Legalization

    Weeding Out Workplace Impacts of Medical Marijuana Legalization
    Editor’s Note:  At the time of publishing, there was a typographical error in the title of “Wedding.” We apologize for any confusion. Amendment 2 has passed – it’s no longer a pipedream (no more puns, I…
Rank this Week: 2631

James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 20

    Injury Risks for Sanitation Workers – St. Louis Work Comp Lawyer

    Injury Risks for Sanitation Workers – St. Louis Work Comp Lawyer
    Refuse and recyclable material collectors have one of the highest rates of workplace injuries. Sanitation work is dirty and dangerous by nature. There are certain occupational hazards that cannot be avoided, which include exposure to…
  • Jan 19

    Symptoms of Internal Bleeding – St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney

    Symptoms of Internal Bleeding – St. Louis Workers Comp Attorney
    One of the most serious consequences of a workplace injury is internal bleeding. Workplace accidents can occur in a matter of seconds, and leave the worker badly injured and even permanently incapacitated. There are many types of accidents…
  • Jan 18

    Workers Compensation for Electrical Injuries and Fatalitie

    Workers Compensation for Electrical Injuries and Fatalitie
    There are a variety of potential injuries that electricians face on a daily basis. While many injuries are minor and require nothing more than first aid, others are severe and can lead to permanent impairment. In this post, St. Louis workers…
Rank this Week: 1392

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4193

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Jan 18

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Valid Under ERISA?
    So the Supreme Court, for the second time, has now taken a pass on ruling on whether ERISA plans can contain forum selection clauses. As this article notes, a number of courts have enforced forum selection clauses in ERISA-governed plans,…
  • Jan 12

    The Church Plan Cases at the Supreme Court: A Billion Here, A Billion There and Soon You Are Talking Real Money

    The Church Plan Cases at the Supreme Court: A Billion Here, A Billion There and Soon You Are Talking Real Money
    Several years ago, when the first of the class actions were filed alleging that medical institutions were improperly claiming church plan status under ERISA, I was speaking on a panel at one of the American Conference Institute’s ERISA…
  • Jan 3

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016

    The Year in Review: Looking Back at ERISA Litigation In 2016
    2016 was the year that church plans went to the Supreme Court, excessive fee claims came to elite universities and the Department of Labor’s authority to alter its regulation of fiduciary conduct was challenged in multiple courts. Of…
Rank this Week: 1953

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/
Rank this Week: 2576

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Jan 15

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment

    EEOC: Proof of Psychological Harm Should Not be Required to Show Workplace Harassment
    One baffling aspect of the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB), a model state  law proposed by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), is that it continues to require bullying victims to establish a higher degree of harm than is…
  • Jan 12

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence

    CONUNDRUM: No Evidence, No Hearing; No Hearing, No Evidence
    How does a discrimination victim get evidence of discrimination when his or her case is summarily dismissed without a hearing? This was the issue in a recent case before the EEOC where a Maintenance Mechanic filed a complaint…
  • Jan 4

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment

    Fox News: The Cost of Sexual Harassment
    Fox News has gone from being the stolid and leading voice of conservatism in the United States to a network wracked with turmoil. This week, it was announced that Fox  is losing it’s leading on-air female…
Rank this Week: 1492

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/
  • Jan 15

    How to Sell Investment Service

    How to Sell Investment Service
    As I understand, the term "consultative selling" was first used by author and sales expert Mack Hanan. The concept is simple. Know what your customer needs and offer them solutions to their problems. The process is a…
  • Jan 11

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan

    Pension Risk Management for Retirement Plan
    I'm delighted to work with the Professional Risk Managers' International Association ("PRMIA") in delivering four (4) educational webinars about retirement plan risk management. According to its website, PRMIA is a "non-profit professional…
  • Jan 8

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication

    Effective Retirement Plan Communication
    My blog post entitled "Simplifying Retirement Planning Communications" resonated with readers. It's no surprise that there are still discussions about how best to improve the information provided to participants. Given the amount of…
Rank this Week: 2899

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/
  • Jan 11

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC

    IRS Issues Final Regulations for Foreign Owned Single Member LLC
    The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued final regulations that will increase reporting requirements for certain foreign owned single member limited liability companies (“LLC”). When a single member LLC is formed,…
  • Dec 27

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case

    Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Insider Trading Case
    In its first insider trading decision in nearly two decades, the United States Supreme Court upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Salman and reaffirmed the three-decade-old personal benefit standard applied to insider trading…
  • Dec 9

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska

    Changes in Local Sales and Use Tax Rates – Nebraska
    Effective January 1, 2017, certain Nebraska cities and villages will increase sales and use tax rates. The village of Meadow Grove enacted a new local sales and use tax rate of 1.5%. Elmwood, Weeping Water, and Wilber will increase sales and…
Rank this Week: 2449

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: 3666

Employer Law Blog

Employer Law Blog

Addresses current issues, recent case studies and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance. By Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C.

http://employerlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1678

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
  • Dec 31

    A whole year's worth in one post

    A whole year's worth in one post
    So the break from blogging has extended far longer than originally planned. Lest an entire calendar year pass without a post, let me lust say on New Year's Eve that ERISA remains a problem for those who have insurance and pension claims…
  • Jan 12

    ERISA insurers subject to punitive damages? Yes, says New York federal court

    ERISA insurers subject to punitive damages? Yes, says New York federal court
    Not much time to day, and I'll follow up on this later on, but this is a potentially big deal (indeed it will be a very big deal if it catches on).Back in 2011 the Supreme Court opened the door to the possibility of aggrieved ERISA claimants…
  • Aug 29

    Baby Steps: Two Recent Court of Appeal Decisions Move Deferential Judicial Analysis in the Right Direction

    Baby Steps: Two Recent Court of Appeal Decisions Move Deferential Judicial Analysis in the Right Direction
    I used to tell clients that, if their case is subject to ERISA’s absurd abuse-of-discretion, insurer-can’t-lose burden of proof (I refuse to call it “standard of review” as many do, ‘cause that’s bogus …
Rank this Week: 1440

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/
  • Dec 28

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ

    Some Year-End Employment Law Thoughts for NJ
    There are two business days left until we hit 2017, so this is a good time for a handful of parting thoughts on the employment law landscape, plus some suggestions on how to hit the ground running in the New Year. 2016 saw significant…
  • Dec 4

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.

    Requiem For A Friend: James Ventantonio, Esq.
    A few days ago a leading light of Somerset County was extinguished unexpectedly.  Jim Ventantonio was taken from us far too soon, at a still youthful 76 years of age.  Jim embodied personal decency, professional accomplishment, and…
  • Dec 2

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year

    Unemployment Theft Punished by 7 Year
    The question: how did she get away with it for so long?  The woman in question used 24 false identities to collect $345,000 in fraudulent unemployment benefits.  Story here. It seems like crime paid in this case, at least for a…
Rank this Week: 2110

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
  • Dec 22

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule
    With the final overtime rule for the “white collar” exempt employee minimum salary level issued by the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) on hold, the New York State Department of Labor’s proposed…
  • Dec 22

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule

    NYS Department of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule
    With the final overtime rule for the “white collar” exempt employee minimum salary level issued by the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) on hold, the New York State Department of Labor’s proposed…
  • Dec 16

    New Jersey’s Legislature Attempts to Override Governor’s Objections to “Equal Pay” Bill

    New Jersey’s Legislature Attempts to Override Governor’s Objections to “Equal Pay” Bill
    The sponsors of pay equity legislation passed by the New Jersey Senate and Assembly earlier this year have announced that the State Senate will attempt to override Governor Christie's veto of the bill on December 19, 2016. Senate Bill…
Rank this Week: 3711

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
Rank this Week: 3456

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/
  • Nov 15

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”

    The misleading nature of “Own Occupation”
    I was recently asked to review a claim denial by a well know disability insurer for a nice lady who suffered a terrible crush injury  to her foot.  She had worked at a production facility where her job duties required her to be…
  • Oct 19

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant

    Court rejects Cigna’s denial of claim by paralyzed claimant
    In this recent case out of Louisiana the court rejected Cigna’s (Life Insurance Company of North America) efforts to deny a claim by a man who was permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. The claimant, Mr. Hughes, had been employed…
  • Jul 10

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit

    SMDA wins Suit for LTD benefit
    A US District Court Judge recently granted a motion filed by SMDA granting LTD benefits to one of our clients.  The Court found that the third party administrator had abused its discretion in recommending a denial of benefits.  The…
Rank this Week: 723

Employment Update

Employment Update

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

http://employmentupdate.schwabeblog.com/
  • Apr 12

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎

    ORLA Files Its Request for En Banc Review in Tip ‎Pooling Case ‎
    On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Oregon Restaurant and Lodging v. Perez that reversed a long-standing practice of many Oregon restaurant owners to pool the tips received by employees and…
  • Apr 4

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption

    Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemption
    By Jean Back Update on Salary Increase for the FLSA White Collar Exemptions On March 17, 2016, Representatives Walberg and Kline proposed a new bill, HR 4773 entitled “Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act,” which…
  • Mar 4

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling

    New Restrictions on Tip Pooling
    By Jean Ohman Back On February 23, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association v. Perez, which validated a new Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that limits the tip pooling practices of…
Rank this Week: 2026

GSA Law

GSA Law

Covers New York employment and employee benefits law. By Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case
    The Daily News published an article on our strip-search lawsuit against the City of New York. Click here to read the article.
  • Mar 23

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case
    The Daily News published an article on our strip-search lawsuit against the City of New York. Click here to read the article.
  • Mar 23

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case

    Daily News Covers Strip Search Case
    The Daily News published an article on our strip-search lawsuit against the City of New York. Click here to read the article.
Rank this Week: 2483

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: 2472

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

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

http://flsacases.com/
Rank this Week: 3127

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
  • Feb 16

    Spousal support in Texa

    Spousal support in Texa
    There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its family relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas,…
  • Feb 8

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney

    7 Tips for Taking FMLA Leave — Fort Worth Employment Attorney
    Most of my work with clients involves helping clients after they have sought FMLA leave and the employer has already violated their FMLA rights but it’s equally as important that employees understand how to properly exercise their…
  • Feb 1

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

    Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney
    Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support…
Rank this Week: 2521

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/
  • Feb 9

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  • 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…
Rank this Week: 814

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/
  • Nov 14

    We Are All Parisian

    We Are All Parisian
    Read this article about how Paris supported the United States after 9–11. Le Monde wrote “We are all Americans”. We owe them nothing less. We are all Parisians. Let La Marseillaise sing for those injured and killed in the…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2579

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: 3726

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: 3143

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: 4575

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: 2607

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: 2480

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: 2490

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: 604

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: 4929

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…
Rank this Week: 1956