Late on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor (“USDOL”) from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rules. These overtime rules would have raised the minimum salary level for the white collar exemptions (executive, administrative, professional) to $47,476 per year. These rules would have gone into effect on December 1, 2016 had the court not issued the injunction.more »
Mary Rosen, the Associate Regional Director of the United States Department of Labor for New England including Upstate New York gave a presentation Wednesday on common issues with health care plans. She also described six tips for common plan errors and three new initiatives the DOL is working on.
This seminar hosted by Anthony Stevens was a very good opportunity to hear what issues the Federal DOL is focused upon.more »
Maintaining up to date documentation for your retirement plan is extremely important and not something employers should take lightly.
During a plan audit the first thing the IRS auditor asks for is a signed copy of the Plan Document with all amendments. If these do not contain provisions timely reflecting the latest legislative and/or regulatory changes, the plan faces the possibility of disqualification which can be extremely costly.more »