ERISA & Employee Benefits

Department of Labor Issues Proposed Changes to Investment Duties Rule Under ERISA

by Ivelisse Berio LeBeau

Cybersecurity Guidance Welcome, but Unanswered Questions Remain

By Stephen Wilkes and Barry Salkin

Department of Labor Issues Cybersecurity Guidance

By Barry Salkin

Do You Have Questions About How to Comply with the New DOL fiduciary “Investment Advice” Prohibited Transaction Exemption?

By Stephen Wilkes and Susan Rees

Does the Recently Amended Investment Duties Regulation Change How Fiduciaries Are Expected to Make Investment Decisions for Employee Benefit Plans?


DOL’s Proxy Voting Regs Confirm Fiduciaries Need Not Vote on Every Proxy Proposal but Must Limit Voting Decisions to Economic Interests

By Kim Shaw Elliott The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued final regulations on December 11, 2020 about fiduciary duties for proxy voting, in its attempt to clarify many prior misunderstandings. Key among the DOL’s guidance in this final rule is its express statement that fiduciaries need not vote on every proxy proposal and its pronouncement that decisions to vote proxies must be limited to ...

IRS New Guidance on State Unclaimed Property Laws and IRS Helpful Reminders on Missing Participants

By Susan Rees and Seth Gaudreau

PEPs Will be Up and Running by January 1, 2021

On November 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule at 85 Federal Register 72934, providing an electronic filing procedure for interested entities to meet the requirements for registering as a “pooled plan provider” for “pooled employer plans” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as amended by the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement ...

The Wagner Law Group Asks DOL for Cybersecurity Guidance

By Stephen Wilkes and Livia Quan Aber

DOL Lifetime Income Disclosure Regulation

By Barry Salkin and Roberta Casper Watson