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Cybertheft and Retirement Plan Assets

If news headlines about cyber-attacks and data breaches have not yet frightened you to examine and bolster the security measures protecting your retirement plan assets, what kind of an epiphany are you waiting for?

Agent and Broker Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions among insurance agencies and brokers in the United States and Canada continue to occur at record levels.

IRS Expands Self-Correction Program

On April 19, 2019 the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2019-19, which updates the comprehensive system of correction programs for sponsors of retirement plans.

2019 Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

With the release of Notice 2018-83, the IRS has announced the cost-of-living adjustments for pension plans and other related items for the 2019 tax year.

Pennsylvania Breach of Personal Information Notification Obligations

In addition to various Federal requirements such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that impose obligations on entities to disclose the occurrence of data breaches involving personal information, Pennsylvania law imposes breach notification requirements.

The Affordable Care Act: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it will begin issuing letters regarding potential pay or play penalties to Applicable Large Employers (“ALE”) for the year 2015. Indications are that employers will begin receiving the letters in December 2017 – Happy Holidays!

2018 Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

With the release of Notice 2017-64 the IRS has announced the cost of living adjustments for pension plans and other related items for the 2018 tax year.

Landowners, Legacies and Legalities

What Forest Landowners Need to Know About Estate Planning and Forest Preservation from a Legal Perspective

Facebook, the Right-to-Know Law, and the First Amendment: What Public Entities and Officials Need to Know

What public officials post on Facebook may now be considered to be public records.

BREAKING NEWS: DOL's New "White Collar" Overtime Rule is Placed on Hold

Yesterday (November 22, 2016), a federal judge in Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction blocking, at least temporarily, the implementation of the Department of Labor’s new rule which amended certain regulations to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and was to take effect on December 1, 2016.

2017 Dollar Limitations on Benefits and Contributions

The IRS has announced (IR-2016-62) the cost-of-living adjustments for pension plans and other related items for the tax year 2017. The following table shows the 2017 dollar limitations in comparison to 2016.

Breaking News from the Dept of Labor: Final Rule on Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations has just been announced.

Financial Literacy in Estate Planning

April is National Financial Literacy month. What better way to welcome the first full month of spring than by reviewing your estate plan to ensure that your family will be provided for according to your wishes.

Avoiding Family Conflict During Estate Planning

As we enjoy the holiday season, many of us look forward to celebrating with family. Unfortunately, in the context of estate planning and inheritances, it is all too common for families to end up in heated disputes after a loved one’s death. Many reasons may contribute, but the most common is lack of planning. Here are a few tips that could help reduce conflict.

Employers: Get Ready For New Overtime Regulations

Earlier this year, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor and the DOL to reform the current "white collar" exemptions to increase the number of persons entitled to overtime under the FLSA. The finalized rules are expected to take effect in or near June, 2016.

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