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2016 Benefits & Beyond: Navigating Employee Benefit Plans
4/5/2016

Health Plan Advice: Ethics, Technical & Practical Challenges
9/18/2015

The Hidden Traps In Same Sex Ruling
6/27/2015

New Document - sllHealthcare Breaches_ How to Respond.pdf
4/7/2015

2015 Federal Legislative, Regulatory & Enforcement Update: What HR & Benefit Leaders Should Expect & Do Now
1/13/2015

Nine In Ninety
9/9/2014

ABA Real Property, Trusts & Estates Section Liasion, Representative on ABA Joint Committee On Employee Benefits
9/1/2014

Post-Windsor Same-Sex Participant Guidance May Require Mid-Year Plan Amendments
5/24/2014

Foreign Transferees: Outbound, Inbound, Equity And Treaty Issues
3/13/2013

Trends And Challenges In Physician Compensation
1/15/2013

Stamer Speaks About Things Plan Committees Must Do Differently In 2012 At SWBA Meeting In November
11/15/2012

Brace For New Disability Discrimination Claims
10/11/2012

New Health Plan Partnership, Data Sharing With Federal Health Care Fraud Enforcers Promises Greater Federal Oversight of Providers & Health Plans
8/30/2012

Employers & Plan Fiduciaries Reminded To Confirm Credentials & Bonding For Internal Staff, Plan Fidiciaries & Vendors Dealing With Benefits
8/13/2012

Record $2.3 Million+ H-2A Backpay Order Plus Civil Money Penalty Reminds Businesses Employing Foreign Workers To Manage Compliance
8/10/2012

EBSA Updates Guidance On Fee Disclosure Requirements For 401(k) Plan Brokerage Window Arrangements
8/8/2012

Federal Mandate That Employer Health Plans Must Cover 100% Of Contraceptive, Other Women’s Health Services With No Cost Sharing Now Effective
8/6/2012

Use NIH & Other Free Government Resources To Help Round Out Wellness Programs
8/6/2012

96% Employers of 50+ Employees, 36% Employers of Smaller Employers Provide Health Coverage
8/4/2012

Where ERISA Intersects With Other Areas Of The Law
8/4/2012

12 Steps Every Employer With A Health Plan Should Do Now To Manage 2012-14 Health Plan Risks & Liabilities
8/1/2012

Congress Gives Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors Welcome Funding Relief, Raises PBGC Premiums & Makes Other Reforms
7/31/2012

Essential Health Benefit Definition Built On Expensive Mandated Benefit Plan Likely To Be Expensive For Employers, States & Individuals
7/20/2012

Leprino Foods To Pay $550K To Settle OFCCP Charge Pre-Hire Screening Test Illegally Discriminated
7/19/2012

Update Health Plans For Expanded MHPAEA & Health Care Reform Mental Health Mandates
7/15/2012

Stamer Speaks 11/15 About Things Plan Committees Must Do Differently In 2012 At SWBA Meeting
7/10/2012

Risks Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Face When Employee BEnefit Responsibilities Are Mishandled
7/9/2012

New EEOC State Discrimination Charge Data Helpful Employer Risk Assessment Tool Discrimination Exposures Grow
6/26/2012

OCR Hits Alaska Medicaid For $1.7M+ For HIPAA Security Breach
6/26/2012

IRS To Offer Help For U.S. Citizens Overseas With Foreign Retirement Plans, Dual Citizenship Tax Issues
6/26/2012

Model Language May Aid Section 83(b) Elections Even As Executive & Other Special Compensation Carry Growing Liability Traps
6/26/2012

IRS Changing Individual Taxpayer ID Number Application Requirements
6/22/2012

Obama’s Reaffirms Commitment Prosecute Disability Discrimination To Mark Omlstead Anniversary
6/22/2012

NLRB Moves To Promote Non-Union Employee Use of Collective Action Rights By Launching Webpage
6/18/2012

Insurer Group Health Inc. To Refund $500,00+ & Change Claims Practices To Settle NY AG Charges It Wrongfully Denied Coverage
6/18/2012

Making Wellness Work On A Shoestring Budget
5/28/2012

Tighten Defensibility of Criminal & Other Background Check Practices In Light of Labor Department Non-Discrimination Regulation & Enforcement Emphasis
5/25/2012

Western Mixers & Officers Ordered To Pay $1.2M+ For Improperly Using Benefit Plan Funds For Company Operations, Other ERISA Violations
5/23/2012

Review & Update Health Plan Mental Health Coverage As DOL Supplements Guidance On Health Plan Mental Health Parity Rules
5/23/2012

Employee Plan Fee Disclosure Rules Clarified
5/22/2012

Plan Administrator Faces Civil & Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Making Prohibited $3.2 Million Real Estate Investment
5/22/2012

HHS OIG Finds The New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., Health Benefits Fund Reported Unallowable Costs on 2009 Medicare Cost Report
5/18/2012

OIG: “Extremely High” Prescription Drug Retail Pharmacy Billings Warrant Tighter Medicare Part D Oversight & Controls
5/18/2012

New Mental Health Parity Resources Released In Celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month
5/9/2012

ERISA Advisory Opinion Addresses If Connecticut Group Health Plan Plan Is “Government Plan”
5/4/2012

Comment On IRS Proposals On Determing Health Plan Minimum Value By June 11
4/26/2012

EEOC Sues Wendy’s Franchisee For Disability Discrimination
4/18/2012

Brokerage Firm To Pay $630,000+ To Benefit Plans To Settle DOL Charges It Wrongfully Steered Clients To Investments
4/18/2012

Latest $100,000 HIPAA Resolution Agreement Nails Physician Group,
4/17/2012

DC Court Enjoins Implementation of NLRB Poster Rule
4/17/2012

Health Plans Should Act Quickly To Prepare Affordable Care Act Required Summary of Benefits & Communications & Update Other Health Plan Communications
3/20/2012

Small Employers Should Evaluate Eligibility For Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
3/14/2012

Health Plan BCBST To Pay $1.5 Million In 1st OCR Enforcement Action Prompted By HITECH Breach Report
3/13/2012

March 21 New Deadline To Comment On Proposal To Extend Minimum Wage, Overtime Rules To In Home Care Workers
3/9/2012

NLRB Report Shows Rise In Unfair Labor Practice Complaints & Formal Proceedings
3/9/2012

Sullivan University System to Pay $483,000 in Back Wages Overtime Violations Stemming From Worker Misclassifications
3/8/2012

New DOL Final Rules Tighten Requirements For Employers To Hire Alien Workers Using H-2B Visas
2/21/2012

New IRS Worker Classification Settlement Program and its Risks
1/2012

OSHA $1Million Award Against AirTran Airways Highlights Retaliation Risks
1/18/2012

Severance and Other Termination Arrangements: Planning and Executing Defensible Goodbyes
1/17/2012

HHS Chides Trustmark Life Insurance Company For “Excessive” Health Premium Increases After Affordable Care Act Rate Audit
1/12/2012

Labor Department Final Rule Defines Recreation Vehicle For Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
1/10/2012

Portion of Health Care Costs Paid By Government Programs Rose As Employer Provided & Other Private Health Care Coverage Declined In 2010
1/9/2012

Manufacturer’s Excessive I-9 Documentation Triggers Discrimination Liability
1/1/2012

Record-Breaking Countrywide Settlement Shows Discrimination Compliance Extends Beyond HR
12/2011

Employers Urged To Strengthen Worker Classification Defenses As Obama Administration Targets Employers Misclassifying Workers
12/27/2011

Employers Should Tighten Worker Classification Practices As Obama Administration Moves To Stamp Out Misclassification Abuses
12/26/2011

Medical Identity Theft/Fraud Convictions Highlight Need For Health Care Providers To Safeguard Health Information, Guard Against Fraud Schemes
11/27/2011

New Rule Offers Plans & Their Advisors New Options For Providing Investment Advice To 401(k) & Other Individual Account Plan Participants & Beneficiaries
11/25/2011

$20+ Million Settlement Shows Business Risk of Violating Military Service Member Or Veteran’s Federal Credit, Other Rights
11/14/2011

IRS Exempts Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents From PTIN Requirement
11/4/2011

Fact Sheet Final Regulation On Individual Account Plan Investtment Advice
10/25/2011

EBSA Final Rule On Investment Advice To Participants & Beneficiaries In Individual Account Plans
10/25/2011

OCR Settlements Show Health Care & Disabled Housing Providers Face Growing Disability Discrimination Risks
10/22/2011

Stamer Talks About Health Care Reform, ADA, FMLA & Military Leave Developments At 10/21 Joint ABA Tax and RPTE Section Meetings In Denver
10/21/2011

IRS Announces 2012 Cost of Living Increases For Employee Benefit Contributions & Benefits Limits
10/20/2011

Employers Considering Using New IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program To Resolve Payroll Tax Risks Must Also Manage Other Legal Exposures
9/22/2011

Participant Notification Added To Required Procedures For Church Plan Determination Letter Requests
9/22/2011

Stamer Named Fellow In American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
9/2/2011

The Nuts and Bolts of Reporting and Disclosure Rules for Employee Benefit Plans
8/30/2011

New IRS Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program Signals Growing Worker Misclassification Audit & Enforcement Emphasis
8/21/2011

ABA TIPS Section Appoints Cynthia Marcotte Stamer Vice Chair of Employee Benefits General Committee
8/15/2011

Labor Department 2011 Stats Show Employer Health Coverage & Other Benefit Statistics
7/29/2011

Conviction Highlights Risks of Misleading Investors
7/20/2011

Gulf Coast Area TEGE Council Employee Benefits & Exempt Organizations Enforcement & Compliance Summer 2011 Meeting
7/11/2011

Gulf Coast Area TEGE Council Pre-Event Reception & Dinner
7/10/2011

Group Health Claims And Appeals: The Brave New World For Making, Administering, And Paying Health Claims
6/14/2011

Group Health and Disability Claims and Appeals: The Brave New World for Making, Administering, and Paying Claims Program
4/28/2011

DOL considers easing rules for electronic benefit communications
4/22/2011

Improving the Effectiveness of Compliance & Risk Management By Getting HR On The Compliance Team
4/11/2011

Labor Department Rules On Electronic Distribution of ERISA-Required Benefit Plan Notices White Paper
4/9/2011

Plan Sponsors. Their Owners & Management & Others Risk Personal Liability If Others Defraud Plans or Mismanage Employee Benefit Plan Responsibilities
4/5/2011

Health Plan Embezzlement & Fraud: Prevention, Detection & Response Strategies for Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries
4/5/2011

Company Executives, Plan Sponsors & Others May Face Personal Liability When Others Defraud Plans or Mismanage Employee Benefit Plan Responsibilities
4/4/2011

The Boomers are Coming, Is the System Prepared?
4/1/2011

“What Would the Retirement Benefits Delivery System Look Like if Employers Stopped Sponsoring Plans?”
3/31/2011

EEOC Finalizes Updates To Disability Regulations In Response to ADA Amendments Act: Employers Should Manage Risks
3/24/2011

EEOC Finalizes Updates To Disability Regulations In Response to ADA Amendments Act
3/24/2011

Woman's Power Hour For Executive Women's Network
3/17/2011

Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At Houston SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshop
3/4/2011

Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At Dallas SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshop
2/25/2011

Safeguarding Yourself From Liability For Another’s Employee Benefit Plan Embezzlement Or Other Misconduct
2/25/2011

Attorney Cynthia Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshops Flyer
2/11/2011

Attorney Cynthia Stamer Shares Best Practices for Protecting Plan Participant & Other Employee Information At SBWA/IRS Plan Administrator Skills Workshops
2/4/2011

Proposed New DOL Defined Benefit Plan Annual Funding Notice Rule
11/19/2010

Proposed New Defined Benefit Plan Annual Funding Notice Rule Reminder of Need to Carefully Manage DB Plan Responsibilities
11/18/2010

DOL Proposes To Expand Investment Related Services Giving Rise to ERISA
10/21/2010

Congress & Labor Department Considering Tightening Retirement Plan Regulations
7/28/2010

Review Of Worker Classifications Needed As Classification Scrutiny Rises
7/28/2010

Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010
7/22/2010

Labor Department FMLA Guidance Adopts Broad Interpretation,Employer Care Needed Determining Who Qualifies As Child
7/19/2010

Employers Urged To Review & Strengthen Defensibility of Existing Worker Classification Practices In Light of Rising Congressional & Regulatory Scrutiny
6/30/2010

Worker Classification & Alternative Workforce: Employee Plans & Employment Tax Challenges
6/29/2010

TPA & Other Plan Services Agreements - Managing Risks & Improving Effectiveness
6/16/2010

2010 Health Plan Checkup
5/13/2010

New Labor Department Rule Establishes 7 Day Deadline To Deliver
2/11/2010

Inapplicability of HIPAA Privacy To Disability Insurer Not License To Impose Unreasonable Proof Of Loss Requirements
2/8/2010

Legal Alert: Tough times are no excuse for ERISA shortcuts
2/5/2010

Newly Extended COBRA Subsidy Rules Require Employers, Administrators Send Required Notices & Update Health Plan Documents & Procedures Quickly
12/30/2009

Distressed Businesses & Their Business Leaders Face Liability Risks When Employee Benefit Obligations Mishandled.doc
12/30/2009

Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors & Fiduciaries Urged To Review Bonding, Credentials of Staff & Service Providers Under ERISA
12/2009

Mishandling Employee Benefit Obligations Creates Liabilities For Distressed Businesses & Their Business Leaders
12/2009

Department Of Labor Announces Plans To Expand Employee Benefits, Wage & Hour, OSHA & Other Reporting & Disclosure Requirements & To Implement Other New Employee Benefit Regula
12/2009

Stamer Moderates June 25 ABA Teleconference On When Benefits Lawyers and Other Service Providers Be Sued for Malpractice for Services to ERISA Plans
6/25/2009

Democrats Racing To Enact Their Version of Comprehensive Health Reform
6/10/2009

Recession Readying Your Workforce & Employee Benefit Plans
9/10/2008

ERISA Claims & Appeals Boot Camp
8/1/2008

Supreme Court's June 19 Decision About The Standard Of Review Applicable To ERISA Cases
7/2008

Supreme Court Ruling Provides Guidance For Improving Defensibility Of ERISA Claims Decisions
6/26/2008

Supreme Court Provides Guidance About When Conflict of Interest Justifies Closer Scrutiny of Employee Benefit Plan Claims Decisions
6/2008

Supreme Court: ERISA Participants Can Sue Fiduciaries For Individual Damages
6/2008

Recession Readying Your Workforce To Meet New Business Challenges & Opportunities
5/30/2008

New Revisions to FMLA
4/2008

Supreme Court Rules Participants & Beneficiaries Can Sue Fiduciaries Under ERISA Section 502(a) To Recover 401(k) & Other Defined Contribution Account Losses
4/2008

Supreme Court Rules Participants & Beneficiaries Can Sue Fiduciaries Under ERISA § 502(a)(2) To Recover 401(k) & Other Defined Contribution Account Losses
2/20/2008

Update On Employment Rights Of Employees In The Military & Their Family
2/2008

New Federal Law Extending Federal Family Leave Rights To Employees With Family Member Called To Active Duty Or Caring For Family Member Injured
1/29/2008

Executives and Others Face Tough Tax Liability Unless Deferred Compensation Arrangements Are Timely Updated For New Internal Revenue Code Section 409A Compliance
12/2007

Agencies Release 2007 Form 5500 Annual Report
12/2007

IRS and Department of Labor Issue Automatic Enrollment and Investment Guidance
12/2007

IRS & DOL Issue Automatic Enrollment & Investment Guidance
11/15/2007

Health Benefit Update 2007 Form 5500 Release
11/15/2007

Deferred Compensation 409 A Update
11/15/2007

Retirement Plan Update Auto Enrollment Only
11/15/2007

Retirement Plan Update Form 5500 Only
11/15/2007

Executives, Lenders & Others Risk Personal Liability If Employee Benefits Mismanaged
6/13/2007

Beck v. Pace
6/2007

Web Cybercrime Powerpoint Presentation Handout
5/2007

Operationalizing Circular 230 Compliance: A Real World Perspective
5/2007

DOL Publishes Interim Guidance On Changes To ERISA
12/21/2006

Labor Department, IRS & PBGC Propose Pension Protection Act Revisions to 2008 Form 5500 Report
12/6/2006

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS AND OTHER COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS GROUP
10/2006

Medical Privacy - Erisa Litigation - Chapter 35
8/2006

Spitzer brought bad practices to light; a good thing, panelists say
3/2006

SEC Proposes Changes to Sox Disclosure About Compensation and Related Matters
2/2006

Employee Benefits Security Administration Main Page
2006

Claims Processing Under the New World Order
2006

American Bar Association - Section of Taxation(ABA)
2006

Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (ABA)
2006

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
2006

U.S. Department of Labor -- Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
2006

Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)- U.S. Department of Labor
2006

Operationalizing Circular 230 Compliance: A Real World Perspective
11/2005

Operationalizing Circular 230 Compliance: A Real World Perspective
11/2005

HR's Role in Personal Identity Theft and Cybercrime Prevention
10/2005

Broker & Insurers Identity Theft & Privacy Perils
10/2005

New Federal Requirements For Disposal of Personal Records and Information
7/1/2005

2004 Joint Fall CLE Meeting
9/30/2004

Cross Border Workforce Development Challenges & Opportunties 8th Annual Border Issues Conference
3/2004

Employee Communications-Latest Buzz on Requirements, Risks and Opportunities Related to the New Health Plan Rules
9/2002

911 An Emergency Preparedness Plan For Managing Your People Through a Catastrophe or Crisis
6/2002

Fiduciary Responsibility During Turbulent Times
5/2002

WEBbits - November 2001
11/2001

“Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N Roll: A Survival Toolkit for When Private Lives Affect Performance”
9/2001

Outsourcing, Employee Leasing and Other Alternate Staffing Arrangements
11/1999

Selected Issues Regarding Health And Welfare Plans For Texas Governmental Employers
9/1999

Human Resources Management During Mergers, Acquisitions, Reductions in Force and Other Significant Business Changes
5/1999

Drafting And Negotiating Agreements With Executives
5/1999

Avoiding The Liability Noose Between Human Resources and ERISA
1999

Mergers, Acquisitions, & Integration Solving The People Puzzle
1999

Workplace Privacy Issues
1999

Fiduciary Responsibility In A Nutshell
1999

Introduction to Bankruptcy A Basic Overview
1999

When Your Employee's Private Life Becomes Your Business
1999

Bankruptcy and Employee Benefit Issues
1999

What To Do When An Employee's Private Life Becomes Your Business
1999

Selected Thoughts About Drafting, Negotiating & Enforcing Executive Employee Agreements
1999

Selected Ethical Issues Affecting Corporate Counsel Involved in Employee Benefit Matters
1999

Leased Employees and other Contingent Workforce Issues
1999

Employee Benefits and Other Human Resources Issues Affecting Health Care Transactions
1999

Employee Benefit Communications
1999

Employee Benefit Communications
1999

Employee Benefits And Other Human Resource Issues Affecting Health Care Transactions
11/1998

WHAT’ S THE BUZZ Breaking News Affecting Employee Benefits
5/1998

RE-ENGINEERING YOUR DEFLECTOR SHIELDS: Emerging Benefit and Health Issues
2/1997

A Proactive Approach To Hr And Benefits Planning For Mergers And Acquisitions
2/1997


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