IRS Guidance on Employment and Income Tax Refunds on Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

Employers extending benefit coverage to employees’ same-sex spouses and partners should review their payroll procedures to ensure that such coverages are properly taxed for federal income and FICA tax...
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Change to UK Collective Redundancy Consultation Regime Now Confirmed

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) recently published its judgment in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths. It confirms initial reports of a significant change to the law...
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View From McDermott: Dollars and Cents, the Cost of Benefit Coverage

Many employers have begun the process of evaluating their options and obligations with respect to extending benefit coverage under employer-sponsored benefit plans to same-sex spouses in light of the U.S....
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Join McDermott Partners at the 2013 ERISA Basics National Institute

Please join McDermott partners, Diane Morgenthaler and Jamie Weyeneth, on October 16-18 at the 2013 ERISA Basics National Institute in Chicago, IL.  Designed for in-house and union counsel, benefits specialists,...
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The Moench Presumption: An Examination of the Third Circuit’s Standard of Prudence in Employer Stock Cases and Its Subsequent Treatment by Circuit Courts

by Nancy G. Ross and Prashant Kolluri This article, which appeared in Benefits Law Journal, discusses the standard of prudence formulated by the Third Circuit for employer stock cases brought under the...
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IRS and DOL Guidance Clarifies Employee Benefits Impact of Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

Recent guidance issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)...
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Additional Affordable Care Act Guidance Clarifies Exchange Notices and 90-Day Waiting Period

Recent guidance clarifies the exchange notice requirement and the 90-day waiting period limitation under the Affordable Care Act. Read more here. By: [author-name] This article was syndicated via RSS...
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DOL Issues Rule Extending FLSA Protections to Home Health Care Workers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a Final Rule narrowing the companionship exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and extending the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime protections...
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TUPE on the Move: Key Changes Coming into Effect Next Year

As of January 1, 2014 there will be some small but important changes to TUPE. Employers who are planning on undertaking TUPE transfers in the near future may wish to consider whether or not to delay implementation...
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IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Information Reporting under the Affordable Care Act

by Amy M. Gordon, Susan M. Nash and Jacob Mattinson Recently issued guidance clarifies annual information reporting requirements for insurers and employers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The...
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