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ERISA 08.13.2020

What is ERISA’s Bonding Requirement for Our Employee Benefit Plan?

Suppose you’re a plan fiduciary that handles a 401(k) for your company. It can be tough to keep up with the prerequisites for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA. How do…
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What is ERISA’s Bonding Requirement for Our Employee Benefit Plan?
ERISA 08.10.2020

Wisconsin Sees Spike in ERISA Class Action Claims

In the past few months, Wisconsin, among other states, has seen a rise in class litigations involving breach of fiduciary duty claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA. These types…
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Wisconsin Sees Spike in ERISA Class Action Claims
ERISA 08.10.2020

What is a Fiduciary Duty?

A fiduciary is an organization or individual that holds the critical power and responsibility of acting on behalf of others. A fiduciary pledges to carry out their daily duties honestly and through good faith. A fiduciary…
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What is a Fiduciary Duty?
ERISA 07.29.2020

Arkansas Teacher Pension Sues Allianz Global Investors for Fiduciary Breaches

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System, or ATRS, has filed a lawsuit against Allianz Global Investors to restore over $774 million in losses allegedly suffered due to negligence, fiduciary and contractual breaches of duty. The suit…
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Arkansas Teacher Pension Sues Allianz Global Investors for Fiduciary Breaches
ERISA 07.27.2020

Does ERISA Apply to Me?

If you are a plan fiduciary, you must be fluent in ERISA compliance. If you are not, this is the perfect time to understand what ERISA is and how you can become compliant! What exactly is…
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Does ERISA Apply to Me?
ERISA 07.27.2020

Koch Industries Hit with Excessive Fee Lawsuit

Koch Industries is now charged with excessive recordkeeping fees by current and former plan participants in the Georgia-Pacific Hourly Plan. The lawsuit against Koch Industries, Koch Business Solutions, and the Koch Benefits Administrative Committee alleges…
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Koch Industries Hit with Excessive Fee Lawsuit
ERISA 07.25.2020

Excessive Fee Suits Target CIT Choice Issues

Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, eight former workers of Astella US LLC, a drug company, are suing plan fiduciaries of the company, criticizing the plan’s size and how…
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Excessive Fee Suits Target CIT Choice Issues
ERISA 07.17.2020

Recent Updates in ERISA Plan Investment Regulation

The Labor Department has launched new guidance on private equity in 401(k) plan designated investment choices and a suggested regulation on social, environmental and governance investing. The proposed rule, titled Financial Factors in Selecting Plan…
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Recent Updates in ERISA Plan Investment Regulation
ERISA 07.17.2020

Estee Lauder Faces 401(k) Excessive Fee Lawsuit

Former plan participants of Estee Lauder’s 401(k) Savings Plan have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company, its board of directors, and the plan’s investment committee, alleging the company breached their fiduciary duties under the…
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Estee Lauder Faces 401(k) Excessive Fee Lawsuit