Phantom Stock Plans for Private, Closely-held Companies

Feb 13, 2017 By: Dan Hogans

Top performers who believe in a company’s future often want to be compensated with equity.  But owners of closely-held businesses may be

DOL Issues Long-Awaited Fiduciary Rule FAQs

Nov 3, 2016 By: Gia Norris

On October 27, 2016, the Department of Labor issued FAQs in connection with the DOL’s April, 2016 final fiduciary investment advice rule and the related new and amended prohibited transaction exemptions issued with the final rule.

ERISA at 40: The Evolution of Employee Benefits

Aug 21, 2014 By: Heidi Winzeler

For 40 years, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) has shaped which employee benefits employers offer to employees and

Today in 2006: The Pension Protection Act is signed into law

Aug 17, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 17, 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Pension Protection Act into law, which, while preventing many pension plans from insolvency, led to the freeze of many others.

Walmart Rolls Back Employee Health Benefits

Nov 18, 2011 By: Melissa Berry

In October, Walmart announced it will no longer offer health insurance to new part-time employees who work fewer than 24 hours a week, adding to the existing Medicare burden.

Today in 1974: ERISA takes effect

Sep 2, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

On September 2, 1974, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act took effect, and it has become one of the most significant laws affecting health care today.