The court observed that a person is a fiduciary only to the extent it exercises authority or control over plan assets in a case involving a small prosthetic limbs manufacturer and American United Life.
Determining if your coverage is affordable is only one of several steps employers need to take before the end of the year, and thats not even considering the preparations they should have made already.
Thus, in this case, the plaintiffs had an initial burden of showing they carried flex hours forward into a new work week (in violation of the FLSA), or went entirely unpaid for those hours a burden they did not satisfy.
Although the Supreme Court only recently took up the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the issue has been around since the early 2000s, when large employers began to voluntarily offer health coverage to same-sex domestic partners.
The IRS has proposed rules for the 90 day period between employers offering coverage and deciding when employees will get coverage.
What happens if, during the course of the appeals process, the plan administrator comes across information that might impact the decision on appeal that makes the administrator want to grant the appeal?
The case raised the issue of whether a benefit plan administrator is entitled to full reimbursement for payments made to a plan participant injured in an accident where the participant sues and recovers damages from a third party.
MetLife poll reveals employers view voluntary legal plans as easy to handle and can improve employee satisfaction.
Because there can be various ways of assessing what constitutes a full-time employee eligible for coverage under the PPACA, the IRS has issued guidance in the form of several notices, as well as temporary regulations.
Under a new congressional plan, employers would be able to bring in an additional 20,000 low-skilled laborers a year, a number that would gradually rise to 75,000.
In what it calls the first ever wage analysis of U.S. Census data by metropolitan area, data from the National Partnership for Women & Families show the wage gap affects women in all 50 states and the 50 largest metropolitan centers.
Remember to keep the human in human resources and take this advice if you want to keep your terminations clean, succinct and lawsuit-free.
A federal judge has ruled that the pension beneficiaries can sue the company as a group over its transfer of $8.5 billion in plan obligations to Prudential Insurance Co. of America.
The Employers Resource Association receives more than 8,000 calls each year to its human resources hotline. For the third consecutive year, ERA data show, the highest demand for phone-in expertise was not about health care reform or retirement plans, but HR staples like performance management, fair labor issues and immigration. On ERAs top 10 list of most-questioned topics, the Family and Medical Leave Act remains No. 1.
The Supreme Court in March hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and the validity of Californias Proposition 8. In advance of an anticipated summer SCOTUS ruling on these same-sex marriage issues, Rich Stover, a principal at Buck Consultants offers four tips to help employers discern what they should be doing right now to prepare for same-sex marriage developments. [Images: Shutterstock]