ERISA law experts continue to keep a close watch on how the Department of Labor’s 2021 cybersecurity guidance for employee retirement plans is playing out in audits and court rooms across the country. The… Read Moreabout Obligated To Mitigate Risks
What’s ahead for retirement plans? While there’s lots of worry about cybersecurity, plan leakage, and, the lingering impact of the current tsunami of ERISA litigation, industry experts see bright spots when looking ahead. More… Read Moreabout Optimism: Five Years Out?
False and exaggerated information about the environmental, social and governance (ESG) merits of investment options have gotten the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Plan sponsors: are you sure you know what’s… Read Moreabout Greenwashing?
A rising market is no longer a sure bet—and that, of course, makes retirement plan participants uneasy. It’s human nature to look for someone to blame for losses. When retirement is not secure, who’s… Read Moreabout Blame: How About The Plan Sponsor?
Denied! That’s what’s happening in federal courts across the country as retirement plan sponsors struggle with defense against fiduciary breach allegations based on claims of excessive fees. An analysis by Bloomberg Law reveals that for… Read Moreabout Motion To Dismiss?
Best practices related to company sponsored retirement plan documents include carefully saving all plan documents for the life of the plan, adhering to the terms described in the plan documents, and keeping records that… Read Moreabout Retirement Plan Documents
Issuing required notices and filing reports—within the mandated timeframes—are among the ongoing duties of plan sponsors. Tardiness and other oversights are damaging, with consequences ranging from lawsuits on behalf of participants, to regulatory audits,… Read Moreabout ERISA Penalties: Adjusted for Inflation
As the investment options offered to retirement plan participants continue to undergo intense examination in the face of a swell of lawsuits, experts encourage plan sponsors to consider “layering.” Effective layering on investment menus… Read Moreabout Managing The Investment Menu: Layering