RETIREMENT

Trend watch: Could contractors get benefits?

01/12/2017
The state of New York may be about to consider legislation that would create a system of “portable” benefits that would give independent contractors some of the advantages employees have.

DOL updates guidance on proxy voting by benefit plans

01/04/2017
Check to make sure your fiduciary is aware of these highly technical changes.

DOL sues to appoint fiduciary for orphan 401(k)

01/03/2017
Plan members have been unable to access statements or their money since 2002.

DOL obtains $866k judgment against bank ESOP fiduciaries

12/22/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor Em­­ployee Benefit Security Administration has obtained a judgment against fiduciaries for the California Pacific Bank’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan after they failed to make employees whole following the plan’s dissolution.

Fearing retirement, workers worry about Social Security

12/21/2016
The legacy of the 2008 economic crash still has many Americans stressed about their fiscal futures even as they near retirement age.

Women taking time off worry about retirement

12/13/2016
Half of working women who have taken time off to care for a family member worry that their retirement security will suffer as a result.

For some, need for benefits delays retirement

12/06/2016
If demography is destiny, the American workforce is going to continue to get older as baby boomers age … and keep showing up for work.

Student loans get in the way of retirement savings

11/08/2016
A new survey found that employees with student loans can continue to feel the strain into their retirement years.

EBSA brings shocking charges against Exton, Pa., electrical firm

11/02/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Admini­stration has charged Keares Electrical Contracting in Exton, Pa., with failing to make required contributions to the company’s 401(k) retirement plan.

California Supreme Court's clear conclusion: For pay purposes, retiring is quitting

09/26/2016
In California, the same pay rules apply to retirement as they do for someone who quits.

Small businesses shifting focus to retirement benefits

09/12/2016
Small business owners are finding that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has decreased the appeal of health care benefits to employees and increased retirement plans’ importance as a tool to recruit and retain employees.

Suit claims NYU retirement plan offered too many choices

09/07/2016
New York University is one of eight large universities facing litigation over its retirement plan.

DOL rule clears the way for state-run retirement savings plans

09/02/2016
A new Department of Labor rule will make it easier for states to establish retirement savings plans for employees of organizations that do not offer retirement benefits.

Free resources for offering myRA benefits available on web

06/14/2016
The Department of Labor has rolled out a website full of resources for employers that want to help employees set up retirement savings accounts through Uncle Sam’s myRA program.

DOL to appoint fiduciary for abandoned Bronx 401(k)

06/09/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Admin­istration has asked a federal court to appoint a fiduciary for the 401(k) plan at Astro Communications, a Bronx telecommunications firm.
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