November 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Another state has lined its tax provisions up with the pension provisions of last year's tax reform package.
November 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - An appeals court has upheld an earlier decision that an accelerated termination following employee threats was no conspiracy to deny benefits, according to Washington-based legal publisher BNA.
October 25, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Pension plans will soon be able to invest in lower-rated asset-backed bonds, according to Ivan Strasfeld, director of exemptions at the Department of Labor.
October 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A Senate Democrat has introduced a bill that would add to ERISA a requirement that retirement plan administrators warn participants about the dangers of overweighting in company stock.
October 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Just because his parent company funneled stock to subsidiaries doesn't represent a change of corporate control and doesn't mean a former executive is entitled to severance benefits, a federal judge ruled.
September 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Officials of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, who occupied the 37th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, are vowing to continue their work despite this week's terrorist attacks.
August 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Department of Labor's Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration (PWBA) has published some additional guidance on how plan sponsors can right transactional errors regarding delinquent contributions.
August 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - In light of the stream of corporate debacles winding up in bankruptcy court, two US lawmakers want to give workers a better shot at collecting benefit promises.
August 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) -Lawyers for Wal-Mart Stores are trying to get a record gender discrimination suit filed against the retail giant dismissed or transferred to a federal court.
July 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means has postponed indefinitely the Subcommittee hearing on Patients' Bill of Rights, previously scheduled for Monday.
July 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A California government agency did not have the latitude to require health plan coverage of drugs that some might deem "medically necessary," according to a state appellate court.
July 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - With another employer apparently heading for bankruptcy's shoals, participant suits are springing up faster than ever.
July 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - US Treasury Department officials will be looking toward securities firms to file reports if they suspect wrongdoing with transactions of $5,000 or more.
June 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A day before senior administration officials were scheduled to meet with the chief sponsors of a patients' bill of rights, Representative Charlie Norwood (R - Georgia) broke ranks with President Bush in support of the legislation opposed by the White House after attempts at a compromise stalled.
June 13, 2001 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A federal judge has ruled that Seattle-based drugstore chain Bartell Drug must include contraceptives for women in its employee health insurance plan -- the first federal setback to employers who don't cover birth control.
April 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Waiters at New York's famous Rainbow Room are legally considered independent contractors so they're not entitled to a cut of the restaurant's service-charge income for banquets, a New York judge ruled.
April 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US government owes a great deal to its workers - $3.6 trillion to cover pension, disability and health care costs for civilian and federal retired employees and veterans. A figure that now exceeds the oft-debated $3.3 trillion federal debt.
April 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A federal judge in Illinois overturned a decision by a plan administrator to cut off disability payments to an office clerk after the clerk had been videotaped walking her dog.
April 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - US Supreme Court justices changed their mind about a Florida age discrimination case, saying they will not decide the issue on its merits even though they have already heard arguments from the lawyers.
April 1, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing a Chicago meatpacking company for allegedly discriminating in its hiring of African-American job candidates.