Due to the nature of their affiliations, businesses that outsource particular tasks and functions are often joined as defendants in lawsuits filed by the outsourced entity’s own employees on the theory of “joint employership” found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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An Air Force reservist who claimed that he was denied the right to “reclaim” his civilian job after returning from a deployment to Pakistan was recently awarded the right to pursue punitive damages under a state tort claim for wrongful discharge by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
This article is written for employers who: (i) have a 401(k) plan; (ii) contribute (or have cash flow to contribute) at least 3% to 5% of employee compensation to the plan; and (iii) would like to differentiate the level of benefits for key employees (including owners) from the level of benefits provided to other employees.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has recently changed its longstanding position regarding the allocation of certain plan fees to the accounts of participants who utilize certain plan features.