For the second time in five years, Congress has doubled (and in some instances, tripled) both the minimum penalties and the per-employer aggregate penalty caps for erroneous (or unfiled) information returns (on Forms W-2 or 1099 and 1098).
Companies have increasingly used independent contractors for valid economic, business, and legal reasons to supplement their employee workforce.
The IRS announced on July 21 that, generally effective for 2017 and future years, it will no longer accept determination letter (DL) requests under the current staggered five-year remedial amendment cycles for individually designed qualified plans.( Announcement 2015-19, issued July 21, 2015 ). Although the five-year cycle filing process instituted by the IRS in 2007 pursuant to Rev.
The US Supreme Court’s recent decision recognizing a constitutionally protected right for same-sex couples to marry, Obergefell et al. v. Hodges , was an important step forward for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights, but it did not address other types of potential discrimination against LGBT individuals.
Good housekeeping is an essential part of good plan governance.
On July 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2015-49, which prohibits sponsors of qualified defined benefit pension plans from adopting lump sum windows for retirees in pay status.
What should employers be thinking about now that the US Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) premium assistance structure in King v. Burwell ?
What should employers be thinking about in the benefits arena now that the US Supreme Court has ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that all states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and fully recognize same-sex marriages lawfully performed out of state?
The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) recently reproposed rule “Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule – Investment Advice” deals with the part of the definition of “fiduciary” under ERISA that causes a person or entity to be a fiduciary as a result of providing investment advice for a fee.
On April 29, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued proposed rules to implement the portion of the Dodd-Frank Act that added Section 14(i) to the Securities Exchange Act.