401(k) plans have become the most popular type of retirement plan. Participant direction of investment is a common feature of 401(k) plans. To insure that participants are provided with the information they need in order to make informed investment decisions, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued participant disclosure regulations effective for plan years beginning in 2012.
Unemployment compensation rules changed significantly on January 1, 2011.
As the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated last month in Edwards v. Geisinger Clinic, No. 11-1528 (January 23, 2012), Pennsylvania remains firmly an “at-will” employment state.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that supervisors of both private and public employers may be held personally liable under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).
The United States Supreme Court recently announced that it will not hear an appeal from Applebee’s International Inc. in a wage-related case involving tipped employees.
Lost in the dollar volume of the Marcellus Shale opportunities is the traditional and prudent desire to “set some aside” for retirement.
For state public sector employers, residency requirements for police, firefighters, and other protective services personnel are not only commonplace, but an oft-practiced and widely accepted condition to employment.
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