ERISA & Employee Benefits

The DOL’s New Cybersecurity Audits and Informal Guidance

by Jon Schultze, Susan Rees and Barry Salkin

Cybersecurity Guidance Welcome, but Unanswered Questions Remain

By Stephen Wilkes and Barry Salkin

Department of Labor Issues Cybersecurity Guidance

By Barry Salkin

Participant Directed Investments Through Brokerage Windows: The Last Frontier or a Trap for the Unwary?

By Ivelisse Berio LeBeau and Stephen Wilkes

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?

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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 ...

DOL Issues Proposed Regulations Establishing Registration Requirement for Pooled Plan Providers

By Barry Salkin and Susan Rees

August 31, 2020 IRS Deadlines Approaching

By Jon C. Schultze and Kimberly Shaw Elliott

Proposed Changes to DOL Fiduciary Investment Regulation: What You Should Know and How The Wagner Law Group Responded

By Ivelisse Berio LeBeau, Barry Salkin and Stephen Wilkes