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Retirement

Review pension plan for age discrimination

05/07/2020
Here’s a $5.4 million reminder that discriminating on the basis of age when administering employee benefits violates federal law.

After epic losses, what should 401(k) investors do?

04/21/2020
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended the first quarter down more than 20%, delivering a gut-punch to the more than 1 million Americans whose retirement savings are tied up in defined-contribution plans.

Feeling insecure about the SECURE Act?

04/07/2020
The ink is barely dry on the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019—the SECURE Act—which was included in a year-end 2019 appropriations bill. Yet it’s evident the IRS will have its hands full clarifying the law.

OT salary level regs may affect 401(k), other plans

02/18/2020
If you reclassified some exempt employees as nonexempt in the wake of the new overtime salary threshold rules that went onto effect Jan. 1, you should now check your health benefit and 401(k) plan documents.

Americans value retirement plans such as 401(k)s

02/04/2020
Most Americans are confident that 401(k)s and other defined contribution retirement accounts can help people meet their retirement goals, according to a new study released by the Investment Company Institute.

What you missed when we were away

01/07/2020
Although we took a vacation from writing for the last couple of weeks, we were diligently gathering stuff to write about. And that’s no joke. So, here’s the rundown.

New overtime regulations may affect 401(k) plans

12/12/2019
If you reclassified some FLSA-exempt employees as nonexempt this year—thanks to the new overtime salary-level regulations that are scheduled to kick in Jan. 1—be aware that this could impact your 401(k) and health plans.

Half of us have raided our retirement accounts

12/03/2019
Almost half of working Americans— 49%—have tapped their retirement savings to pay for things other than retirement, according to a new study by Bankrate.

What’s the new retirement plan designed for small New York employers?

09/23/2019
Q. We are a small employer and don’t have a retirement savings plan. An employee just asked us about what he described as a new retirement plan that won’t cost us anything. What’s that all about?

Owners must pay millions to restore retirement plan

08/27/2019
Two former owners of a media company will pay $7.8 million to settle federal charges that highly speculative investments cost their employees’ pension fund tens of millions of dollars.