Compliance

Pro-ESOP Bill Signed Into Law

Among other things, the Main Street Employee Ownership Act focuses on increasing the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) in facilitating ESOPs by allowing the SBA to make loans to companies that they can then reloan to ESOPs.

San Diego’s Move to DC Plan in Limbo

The California Supreme Court has asked an appellate court to review a proposal approved by voters in 2012 to place new hires in a defined contribution (DC) plan rather than the city’s defined benefit (DB) plan.

NYU Claims Victory in 403(b) Plans Lawsuit

In the first university 403(b) plans case to go to trial, a federal district court found the plaintiffs have not proven that the NYU retirement plans committee acted imprudently or that the plans suffered losses as a result.

ERIC Calls Foul in DOL’s Missing Participant Push

In an open letter asking for more detailed guidance, the ERISA Industry Committee spells out what it says are “examples of missteps” by the DOL, including “issuing letters asserting breaches of fiduciary duty when there is no applicable legal guidance.”