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Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

June 9, 2009

Mental Health Parity Act Expansion Enacted on October 3, 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (“EESA”) includes provisions…

Client Alert: Passport or Other Secure Document Required for Land Border Crossings Effective June 1

May 19, 2009

We would like to remind our clients that beginning on June 1, 2009 there will be a change in the…

Client Alert from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice

May 14, 2009

Health Plan Documents Must be Updated Immediately to Comply with SCHIP Program As we reported to you here in February,…

Red Flag Rules – August 1st Enforcement Date Extended Until November 1st

April 30, 2009

On July 29th, the FTC extended the enforcement date for its Red Flag Rules (the “Rules”) from the already extended of August…

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…