New procedures for processing disability claims, as required by the Labor Department, took effect on April 1, 2018. Employer-sponsored plans that deal with disability claims, including retirement plans that allow early payouts following a disability, should be amended. Even if documents haven’t been updated, prepare to handle claims under the new procedures, benefits attorneys advise.Tags: Benefits Compensation Equal Pay Pay
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An employer was ordered to pay liquidated damages where an employee’s position was misclassified as overtime-exempt under the Fair...
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Increased job-hopping and forgetting to update their contact details can cause 401(k) plan participants to “disappear.” Creating a “missing-participant...
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Apple’s agreement with 13 prominent health systems,that would allow Apple to download onto its various devices the electronic health...
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An employer that has a written policy of continuing to hold employees liable for unearned draw payments after their...
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