ERISA Health & Welfare Benefit Plans: Helpful steps to survive an audit from the DOL

ERISA Health & Welfare Benefit Plans: Helpful steps to survive an audit from the DOL By Attorney Caitlin M. Gadel The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) sets out minimum standards for establishing, administering, documenting, amending, and terminating pension and health and welfare plans. Most employers who sponsor employee benefit plans are subject to ERISA […]

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Time to Update Your Handbook: The 2014 Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act

On Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, Minnesota’s Gov. Dayton signed the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) into law with many sections of WESA becoming effective the following day, May 12, 2014. As a result, employers should familiarize themselves with the new requirements and update their handbooks as soon as possible. Below is a brief summary […]

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Pivotal Year In Terms of Tax Law Changes

by Eric Nelsen   This is a pivotal year in terms of tax law changes, specifically for business owners and taxpayers at the higher income levels. The 2013 tax changes will undoubtedly result in an increase in overall tax liabilities for individuals in the upper income brackets. This is why it’s going to be even […]

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