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Puzder out, Acosta In as Secretary of Labor Pick

Posted by: Fenton D. Strickland on February 16, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Just a day after CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder, amid allegations of conflicts of interest and possible discontent among employees, withdrew his nomination to serve as Secretary of Labor, President Trump has tabbed R. Alexander Acosta to head the Department of Labor (DOL).

Mr. Acosta has...


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Presidential Memorandum Directs DOL to Reexamine Fiduciary Rule

Posted by: Fenton D. Strickland on February 8, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Since our February 3, 2017 Alert, explaining that the President directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to take a closer look at that Fiduciary Rule, the White House has published the Presidential Memorandum and the specific directives to the DOL.

The Presidential Memorandum instructs the DOL...


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President Trump Acts on Fiduciary Rule; DOL to Give it a Closer Look

Posted by: Fenton D. Strickland on February 3, 2017

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

In April 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule—widely referred to as the “fiduciary rule”—amending the regulatory definition of “fiduciary investment advice” in 29 CFR 2510.3-21, replacing a five-part test that long has governed whether a person is deemed to render...


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New Year's Greetings from the IRS: Notice 2016-4 Extends the Deadlines for 2015 ACA Information Reporting

Posted by: Ann M. Overbeck on January 15, 2016

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

By way of Notice 2016-4, issued on December 28, 2015, the IRS has extended the deadlines for the information reporting for 2015 related to mandates of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended ("ACA"), that affect employers sponsoring group health plans. The applicable ACA...


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Pension Plan Limitations for 2016: "What is Old is New Again"

Posted by: Ann M. Overbeck on December 14, 2015

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

As recently announced by the Internal Revenue Service, most of the annual dollar limitations relating to pension and other retirement plans will not be changing for 2016. In addition, the Social Security Administration has determined that the 2016 contribution and benefit base will remain at...


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