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ERISA 08.13.2019

Small Retirement Plans Seeing Increasing Fiduciary Breach Lawsuits

An excessive fee suit against a retirement plan holding $9 million in assets for 114 participants is being seen as the dawning of a new era in retirement plan fiduciary breach lawsuits. The suit, Damberg…
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Small Retirement Plans Seeing Increasing Fiduciary Breach Lawsuits
ERISA 08.12.2019

Plan Fiduciaries Must Make “Prudent” Investments to Avoid Liability

Employee benefit plan fiduciaries have an obligation to make prudent investments to avoid a breach of fiduciary duty. Fiduciaries are personally liable for those damages the imprudent investments caused to plan participants. This is one of the…
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Plan Fiduciaries Must Make “Prudent” Investments to Avoid Liability
ERISA 08.12.2019

Plan Fiduciaries Must Evaluate Plan Fees

Plan fiduciaries have a lot of obstacles to avoid during plan administration to avoid fiduciary breaches, but the most common breach of fiduciary duty is for a plan that has unreasonable fees and expenses. This…
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Plan Fiduciaries Must Evaluate Plan Fees
Cyber 08.12.2019

Phishing Attacks Trick Your Employees Into Giving Hackers Access

How could there be a danger in clicking a link in an email that appears to be from your coworker down the hall? Clicking that link can provide a hacker access to your company’s system,…
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Phishing Attacks Trick Your Employees Into Giving Hackers Access
Cyber 07.26.2019

Many Small Businesses Can’t Afford Data Breaches

Equifax recently came to a settlement agreement regarding its 2017 data breach that affected nearly 150 million Americans. Those who had their personal information exposed in the breach are eligible to file a claim, with…
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Many Small Businesses Can’t Afford Data Breaches
Cyber 07.26.2019

Equifax Data Breach Could Cost Company Thousands Per Person

With over 145 million people affected, the 2017 Equifax data breach was one of the largest and most far reaching of all time. Now, with Equifax’s settlement agreement being finalized, those affected by the breach…
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Equifax Data Breach Could Cost Company Thousands Per Person
Cyber 07.23.2019

New York to Receive $19 Million in Equifax Data Breach Settlement

New York State officials announced that the State of New York will receive just over $19 million from Equifax’s settlement after its 2017 data breach exposed the data of nearly 150 million people. Nearly 8.5…
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New York to Receive $19 Million in Equifax Data Breach Settlement
Cyber 07.23.2019

Equifax Agrees to $650 Million in Largest Ever Data Breach Settlement

Two years after a 2017 data breach that exposed the data of nearly 150 million people, Equifax has agreed to pay at least $650 million, and possibly more, in the largest ever settlement for a…
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Equifax Agrees to $650 Million in Largest Ever Data Breach Settlement
Cyber 07.22.2019

Average Cyber Attack Cost Would Close 48% of Small Businesses

Over half of small to medium sized business executives recently declared that suffering a major data breach is more of a threat to their business than a flood, fire, strike, or physical break in to…
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Average Cyber Attack Cost Would Close 48% of Small Businesses