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James M. Hoffmann Blog

James M. Hoffmann Blog

Covers Missouri workers' compensation and personal injury.

http://www.hoffmannworkcomp.com/category/blog/
  • Feb 19

    The Insurance Company is Questioning My Injuries – What Should I Do?

    The Insurance Company is Questioning My Injuries – What Should I Do?
    The Missouri Workers Compensation system is not your friend. When you are hurt on the job, you are entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits. This insurance is mandatory in the state of Missouri. It is a policy that a business…
  • Feb 17

    Reckless Behavior at Work Can Hurt You in More Ways than One

    Reckless Behavior at Work Can Hurt You in More Ways than One
    If you were engaging in risky behaviors or horseplay and were injured as a result, you may not be eligible. Workers’ compensation is a kind of insurance that companies and businesses in Missouri are mandated to carry in the event that…
  • Feb 15

    Who Pays if Your Injury at Work Was Your Fault?

    Who Pays if Your Injury at Work Was Your Fault?
    Unlike personal injury suits, workers’ compensation eligibility isn’t dependent on who is at fault. Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory in Missouri for businesses and companies to have. It is insurance that is…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 480

ERISA Lawyer Blog

ERISA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.erisalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 809

GSA Law

GSA Law

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 649

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/
  • Feb 21

    Countdown to HR Law & Solutions: We Need YOUR Help!

    Countdown to HR Law & Solutions: We Need YOUR Help!
    We are just TWO WEEKS away from the 26th Annual HR Law & Solutions seminar – where does time go?!  Our HF team is working hard on final preparations, and we are excited to see that so many of our readers have already…
  • Jan 8

    Registration is Open – 26th Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar – March 6, 2018

    Registration is Open – 26th Annual HR Law & Solutions Seminar – March 6, 2018
    Make plans to attend the largest employment law conference in Southwest Florida, HR Law & Solutions, now in its 26th year! Henderson Franklin’s Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation attorneys will return to Sanibel Harbour…
  • Oct 16

    HR Seminars: Transparency, Efficiency and the EEOC Portal System

    HR Seminars: Transparency, Efficiency and the EEOC Portal System
    Today’s guest post comes from Susan Smith Erdelyi, Esquire, Marks Gray, Jacksonville. She will be presenting at the Florida Law Alliance Fall Employment Law Conference taking place on Friday, November 10, 2017 with EEOC District…
Rank this Week: 3176

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.mslawllp.com/category/insurance-blog/
  • Feb 20

    Bad Faith Claims Handling: California Department of Insurance Investigates Aetna’s Health Claim Denial

    Bad Faith Claims Handling: California Department of Insurance Investigates Aetna’s Health Claim Denial
    On our blog, we frequently discuss the improper tactics insurers use to deny legitimate claims for life, health, disability and other forms of insurance. For our latest article on the pervasive problem in health insurance claims denials, see…
  • Feb 13

    Fee-Shifting: When are Attorneys’ Fees Recoverable in ERISA Cases?

    Fee-Shifting: When are Attorneys’ Fees Recoverable in ERISA Cases?
    Challenging a wrongfully denied claim for life, health, long-term disability or accidental death and dismemberment benefits can be a very time-consuming endeavor for law firms handling these types of cases. The resources required to fight a…
  • Feb 13

    Attorneys’ Fee Awards in ERISA Cases: McKennon Law Group PC Gets A Large One

    Attorneys’ Fee Awards in ERISA Cases: McKennon Law Group PC Gets A Large One
    Most employee benefits are governed by a federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), including life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, pensions and other benefits offered by…
Rank this Week: 3641

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/
  • Feb 20

    Controlled Group Rules for Tax Exempt Organizations: A Brief Review

    Controlled Group Rules for Tax Exempt Organizations: A Brief Review
    Corporate entities under common control are generally treated as a single employer for purposes of applying the core rules that govern employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.  For that reason, a complete and…
  • Feb 12

    Budget Agreement Contains Changes to 401(k) Plan Hardship Distribution Rule

    Budget Agreement Contains Changes to 401(k) Plan Hardship Distribution Rule
    The budget agreement approved by Congress and signed into law on February 9, 2018, includes several changes to the rules governing hardship distributions from 401(k) plans.  These changes — which were included in the House version…
  • Jan 10

    How can a tax-exempt employer manage the new excise tax on executive compensation?

    How can a tax-exempt employer manage the new excise tax on executive compensation?
    The executive compensation provisions of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act have been widely reported, and public companies and tax-exempt employers are now thinking about how to adjust to the new statutory changes.  Tax-exempt employers face the…
Rank this Week: 3080

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

California Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiainsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 20

    Never Assume a Life Insurance Company is in the Right if it Denies Your Claim

    Never Assume a Life Insurance Company is in the Right if it Denies Your Claim
    At Kantor & Kantor, we see the same scenario over and over again.   An individual submits a claim to a life insurance company, seeking to receive the life insurance benefits due to them resulting from the death of a loved…
  • Feb 16

    Caution when dealing with your insurance company: If you can’t prove it, it never happened!

    Caution when dealing with your insurance company: If you can’t prove it, it never happened!
    Okay, that headline is a simplification, and maybe even an overstatement, but that’s the attitude of insurance companies, and even courts, when looking at evidence related to life, health and disability claims. At Kantor & Kantor,…
  • Feb 12

    ERISA Appeal Deadline – Talk to an Attorney Early in the Proce

    ERISA Appeal Deadline – Talk to an Attorney Early in the Proce
    If you are receiving STD or LTD claims and your claim gets denied, you will usually have 180 days from the date you receive the denial letter in which to submit an appeal that includes all of your supporting documentation.  If you miss…
Rank this Week: 3990

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: 1483

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: 3292

Employment and Labour Law

Employment and Labour Law

Covers employment law in Canada. BY FMC Law.

http://www.employmentandlabour.com
Rank this Week: 2492

Unemployed and Scared

Unemployed and Scared

Appeals and tips specific to Minnesota's unemployment process. By IAJ Law, LLC.

http://iajlaw.com/news-articles/unemployment/
  • Feb 18

    Do you get Unemployment on Presidents Day in Minnesota?

    Do you get Unemployment on Presidents Day in Minnesota?
    The post Do you get Unemployment on Presidents Day in Minnesota? appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Unemployment on Presidents Day is a fun holiday, right? No, this is one of the worst days of the year for most unemployed workers because: [Read…
  • Feb 7

    Unemployment Rules and Alphabet Soup

    Unemployment Rules and Alphabet Soup
    The post Unemployment Rules and Alphabet Soup appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. Unemployment rules or alphabet soup?  In case this is your first time conducting research on unemployment laws and statutes in Minnesota, it is important to…
  • Jan 23

    Unemployment Tip # 010 – Two Reconsideration Goal

    Unemployment Tip # 010 – Two Reconsideration Goal
    The post Unemployment Tip # 010 – Two Reconsideration Goals appeared first on IAJ Law, LLC. A reconsideration for unemployment benefits is not a sprint.  Unfortunately, Applicants seeking a reconsideration are missing out on big…
Rank this Week: 2106

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Feb 16

    Survey Finds the American Workplace is Toxic

    Survey Finds the American Workplace is Toxic
    A survey by a market research group has found that about half of American workers – 77 million people – are affected by workplace bullying. The survey by  Radius Global Market Research found that 60 percent of American…
  • Feb 8

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days Are Not Here Again

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days Are Not Here Again
    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week did little to reassure American workers or retirees that happy days are here again. Workers today are subjected to working conditions that create health endangering stress…
  • Feb 1

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days are NOT Here Again

    Contrary to Pres. Trump, Happy Days are NOT Here Again
    President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this week did little to reassure American workers or retirees that happy days are here again. Workers today are subjected to working conditions that create health endangering stress…
Rank this Week: 1267

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.

https://www.constangy.com/employment-labor-insider
Rank this Week: 3527

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: 3017

Cross-Border Counselor: What…

Cross-Border Counselor: What Canadian Companies and Their Advisors Need to Know About U.S. Law

Collection of articles and updates about U.S. law issues of concern to Canadian companies that have assets, do business, raise funds or are listed for trading in the United States, as well as the attorneys, accountants and banks that advise them.By Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Canada cross-border practice group.

https://crossbordercounselor.com/
  • Feb 9

    Tax Reform to Impact Compensation Deduction Claimed by Foreign Private Issuer

    Tax Reform to Impact Compensation Deduction Claimed by Foreign Private Issuer
    While the recently enacted U.S. tax reform legislation did not overhaul executive compensation to the extent proposed in early forms of the bill, Section 162(m) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code was dramatically revised in a way that affects…
  • Feb 7

    Termination for Cause in the United States: It’s Whatever You Want it to Be

    Termination for Cause in the United States: It’s Whatever You Want it to Be
    The default rule in most U.S. states is at-will employment. This means that either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, without notice, for any reason—other than a discriminatory or…
  • Jan 29

    Status Check on the SEC’s Proposed Overhaul of the Mining Disclosure Regime (Part 2)

    Status Check on the SEC’s Proposed Overhaul of the Mining Disclosure Regime (Part 2)
    The SEC is aiming to finalize its new mining disclosure rules within the next year, according to statements made last week by William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, at the Securities Regulation Institute.…
Rank this Week: 2184

The Case Law Firm Blog

The Case Law Firm Blog

An employment law blog for employees.

http://www.thecaselawfirm.com/blog
  • Feb 2

    Employee evidence gathering or employee data theft?

    Employee evidence gathering or employee data theft?
    Employees may unknowingly commit data theft in gathering evidence to support their claims. Many clients come to us with a stack of documents to support their claims.  This is almost always worrisome because those documents likely came…
  • Jan 25

    Kristin Case included among Illinois’ Super Lawyers and Kate Sedey among Rising Stars!

    Kristin Case included among Illinois’ Super Lawyers and Kate Sedey among Rising Stars!
    Kristin Case and Kate Sedey have once again been recognized by their peers and the Illinois Super Lawyers Association.  Ms. Case was rated a “Super Lawyer” for her work in the field of employment and labor and…
  • Dec 11

    Hively Safe for Now: SCOTUS Refuses to Address Workplace Sexual Orientation Circuit Split

    Hively Safe for Now: SCOTUS Refuses to Address Workplace Sexual Orientation Circuit Split
    As some of you may recall, in April of 2017, the Seventh Circuit issued a HUGELY important decision, ruling that a federal anti-discrimination statute prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.  If you missed it or…
Rank this Week: 2006

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 31

    Business Entities as Parties to Real Estate Transactions: Who Has Authority?

    Business Entities as Parties to Real Estate Transactions: Who Has Authority?
    Business entities buy and sell real estate on a regular basis. A successful transaction hinges, in part, on the proper parties executing the requisite documents. Because failing to correctly identify the parties and obtain proper signatures…
  • Dec 29

    End of the Year Tax Planning Considerations: New Issues Arise from Tax Legislation

    End of the Year Tax Planning Considerations: New Issues Arise from Tax Legislation
                With the passage of new tax legislation by Congress, the usual gamut of year-end tax considerations has been made more complicated this year.  The timing of this…
  • Nov 29

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018

    SSA Updates Social Security Taxable Wage Base for 2018
    By Joshua A. Diveley In October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced an adjustment to the Social Security taxable wage base to take effect in January based on an increase in average wages. Based on the wage data Social Security…
Rank this Week: 984

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
  • Jan 19

    President Trump Nominates Fifth Board Member to Round Out NLRB

    President Trump Nominates Fifth Board Member to Round Out NLRB
    Earlier this month, President Donald Trump nominated management-side labor attorney, John F. Ring, to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This is a significant nomination because, if Mr. Ring receives Senate approval, the Board will…
  • Jan 18

    Gov. Murphy’s First Executive Order Prohibits State Government from Asking Applicants about Salary History

    Gov. Murphy’s First Executive Order Prohibits State Government from Asking Applicants about Salary History
    Governor Phil Murphy has signed an executive order which bars state workers from asking job applicants seeking positions with the state about their previous salaries in his first official act after his swearing-in on January 16, 2018. State…
  • Jan 16

    DOL Adopts Primary Beneficiary Test to Determine Intern Status Under Wage Hour Law

    DOL Adopts Primary Beneficiary Test to Determine Intern Status Under Wage Hour Law
    On January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew its six-factor test, established by a 2010 DOL guidance, used to determine whether interns and students are considered employees and, thus, covered by the Fair Labor Standard Act…
Rank this Week: 1823

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: 2776

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/
  • Dec 6

    Plan Your Changes before Changing Your Plan

    Plan Your Changes before Changing Your Plan
    There’s a comically profound scene in the second “Madagascar” movie.  Penguin (management) and monkey (union) committees are negotiating a labor contract.  After the monkeys seem to have secured what they want,…
  • Dec 6

    “Whoaaa, Nellie!” Before Submitting Form 14765 …

    “Whoaaa, Nellie!” Before Submitting Form 14765 …
    Entering a football stadium many years ago, your nimble correspondent encountered unarmed security contractors wearing uniforms featuring the company logo – a big, red bull’s-eye – on the front of the baseball cap and on the…
  • Nov 22

    IRS Form 14764: Response to Proposed Assessment of 2015 Employer Mandate Tax

    IRS Form 14764: Response to Proposed Assessment of 2015 Employer Mandate Tax
    On November 17, the IRS published the Form that Applicable Large Employers must use to respond to IRS letters regarding proposed assessment of 2015 employer mandate taxes.  Form 14764 is a paper, mail-in “ESRP Response” that…
Rank this Week: 1174

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Goldbach Law Group Blog

Covers bankruptcy and employment law.

http://www.goldbachlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 27

    Debt Collection Lawsuit

    Debt Collection Lawsuit
    Debt Collection Lawsuit? Here’s What You Should Know… Have you been served with a summons from a debt collection agency or a credit card company? Chances are, if you have received a summons and complaint from a debt collection…
  • Oct 21

    Chapter 13 Debt Payment Issues?

    Chapter 13 Debt Payment Issues?
    Can’t Make Your Chapter 13 Debt Payment? Now What? When your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case is confirmed by the Court, you enter into a debt repayment plan. The payment plan is carefully created considering your specific financial…
  • Oct 17

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Debt Discharge

    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy – Debt Discharge
    Discharge Debt In Chapter 7 Bankruptcy If you have already filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you are probably looking forward to the Chapter 7 debt discharge. To discharge debt in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, 60 – 90 days will need to pass ……
Rank this Week: 2600

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/
  • Aug 31

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain

    CIGNA reverses LTD denial decision for RN with low back pain
    SMDA recently convinced  LTD insurer Cigna to overturn its claims denial decision for a registered nurse who developed significant low back pain that prevented her from performing her own occupation.  Our client had degenerative…
  • Jun 28

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue

    SMDA convinces LTD Insurer to reverse claims denial decision for Cognitive Issue
    SMDA recently convinced Cigna (Life Insurance Company of North America) to overturn  a claims denial decision for an individual who is suffering from significant cognitive deficits as the result of some as yet undiagnosed condition. SMDA…
  • Mar 3

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan

    “Own” vs “Any” Occupation in Long Term Disability Insurance Plan
    Almost every Long Term Disability Insurance Policy I have ever reviewed contains a limited period (usually 24 months) of time that it will pay benefits if a claimant is unable to perform the duties of  his/her “Own” (see…
Rank this Week: 4479

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 15

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund

    CLE Webinar About ERISA and Hedge Funds and Private Equity Fund
  • Apr 25

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust

    Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust
    This article entitled “Investment Fraud and the Role of Trust” by Dr. Susan Mangiero was originally published on April 19, 2017 in The Fraud Examiner, a publication of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners that is…
  • Apr 9

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching

    Funny Courtroom Film Still Used For Teaching
    I had a chance to watch My Cousin Vinny on television the other night and was reminded how humor is such a powerful storytelling tool. How many times do we remember important concepts because the speaker or writer makes us laugh? Tickling our…
Rank this Week: 3456

Boston ERISA & Insurance…

Boston ERISA & Insurance Litigation Blog

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

http://www.bostonerisalaw.com/
  • Apr 27

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit

    At the Intersection of the NFL Draft, ERISA, Divorce, Venue and Spousal Benefit
    Is there a more hyped sporting event with less substance than the NFL Draft? Does everyone on the internet drive traffic to their sites by linking to the draft if at all possible? Well, of course the answer to both questions is yes, and so I…
  • Apr 4

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work

    Uber, Behavioral Economics, Choice Architecture and Trial Work
    There is a lot of discussion on whether lawyers should be required to have at least a certain degree of competency with technology as a core skill set, on a par with, for instance, the rules of evidence. Personally, I am not convinced of the…
  • Mar 29

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan

    Notes (and a Prediction) on the Supreme Court Argument on Church Plan
    I have used this anecdote before, so you can jump ahead if you have either read something where I have written it before or heard a talk of mine where I have said it, but if you haven’t, I have always thought it is a good lead in to any…
Rank this Week: 1046

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/
  • Feb 3

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer

    Rex Tillerson’s First Speech at the State Department: Lessons for Employer
    Lessons for Employers The U.S. State Department has about 70,000 employees. Rex Tillerson was confirmed as President Trump's pick for Secretary of State, and yesterday was his first day on the job.So Tillerson spoke yesterday to hundreds…
  • Feb 2

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar

    Drew Capuder Will Be Speaking at Sterling Employment Law Seminar
    On March 29, 2017, I will be speaking and presenting an article on “The Perilous Intersection of FMLA and ADA,” at a seminar hosted by Sterling Education Services. The Seminar, “Employment Law: Rights, Benefits, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3257

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: 2354

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: 1126

FLSA Cases

FLSA Cases

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

http://flsacases.com/
Rank this Week: 3382

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: 1811

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: 3705

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: 992

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: 1144

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…
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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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