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Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

April 29, 2009

IMPORTANT NEWS: Deadline is Near for Providing the Annual Funding Notice As we reported to you in March, the Pension…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

April 21, 2009

IRS:  Layoff With Recall Rights Can Be “Involuntary Termination” for Purposes of COBRA Subsidy The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

Business Litigation Bulletin – April 2009

April 16, 2009

The Delaware Supreme Court recently rejected breach of fiduciary duty claims in connection with a $13 billion merger transaction by…

Client Alert: Reminder — Employers Must Use New Version of Form I-9 Effective April 3, 2009

March 31, 2009

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is said to be preparing a directive to focus immigration enforcement actions on U.S. employers…

Client Alert: Deadline Coming Up for Defined Benefit Plans Annual Funding Notice Must be Distributed Soon

March 20, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently issued Field Assistance Bulletin 2009-1, which provides guidance for complying with the annual…

Client Alert: DOL ISSUES NEW MODEL COBRA SUBSIDY NOTICES

March 20, 2009

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) yesterday issued four new COBRA notices.  These new notices were mandated by the American…

Economic Stimulus Expands Cobra Coverage

February 27, 2009

The sprawling American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Act”) expands COBRA continuation coverage for certain displaced workers and provides…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

February 19, 2009

DOL and PBGC Issue Guidance Regarding Madoff-Related Losses The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued guidance on steps retirement…

Employers of New H-1B Workers Must Act Now to Meet April 1 Deadline

February 11, 2009

We would like to take this opportunity to remind our clients of the upcoming H-1B petition submission deadline of April…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

February 4, 2009

Supreme Court Upholds Distribution to Former Spouse Despite Divorce Decree The United States Supreme Court, in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator…

USCIS Makes Last-Minute Change to I-9 Requirement — Employers Must Now Use New Version of Form I-9 Effective April 3, 2009

February 2, 2009

At the last hour, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services postponed its February 2, 2009 implementation of a new version…

Pennsylvania Incentivizes Wind and Geothermal Technology and Projects, Including the Creation of Green Collar Jobs

January 28, 2009

On January 26, 2009, Pennsylvania unveiled the details for the Renewable Energy Program (the “Program”).  The Program, which focuses on…

Employers Must Use New Version of Form I-9 Effective 2/2/09

January 26, 2009

We would like to remind our clients that U.S. employers must begin using the new version of Form I-9 (Employment…

Client Alert: U.S. Permanent Resident Travelers Are Now Required to Provide Digital Fingerprints at Each Entry

January 23, 2009

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put into effect a final rule that broadly expands the United States…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group

January 23, 2009

WORKER, RETIREE, AND EMPLOYER RECOVERY ACT OF 2008 On December 23, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Worker, Retiree,…

Annual Benefit Plan Limits 2009 Update

January 16, 2009

Each year the Internal Revenue Service and the other governmental agencies change the dollar and percentage limitations that apply to…

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Is Now Accepting Applications For The Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant Program

January 13, 2009

On January 12, 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection opened the first application period for the Small Business Energy…

IRS Update from Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group

January 8, 2009

IMPORTANT NEWS IRS Provides Transition Relief for Use of Health FSA and HRA Debit Cards The Internal Revenue Service has…

New Requirements for Visa Waiver Travel to the U.S. Will Take Effect on January 12, 2009 & New Countries to be Added to Visa Waiver Program

November 18, 2008

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that, effective January 12, 2009, all foreign visitors seeking entry through the Visa…

TNs Can Now Receive 3 Years At A Time

October 16, 2008

On October 16 the Department of Homeland Security amended its regulations to increase the period of admission for TN nonimmigrants. The…