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Compliance Watch

New SEC rules are an opportunity for plan sponsors to practice good due diligence.
By Robert E. Pike
2016
A post-Dudenhoeffer approach to fiduciary responsibility.
By Michael Olah, JD (Lead Writer), with Karen Brodbeck, Brandon Diersch, and Carol Sung
2015
Some considerations in handling DROs with NQDC Plans.
By Lee Nunn
2015
A list of deadlines throughout the year to keep your plan in compliance.
2014
An overview of the impact of mergers and acquisitions on retirement plans.
By Richard McHugh
2014
Summary and Impact of the June Dudenhoeffer v. Fifth Third Bancorp decision.
By James P. McElligott Jr. and Jeffrey R. Capwell
2014
A guide to the new legislation.
By Taylor Wedge French, James P. McElligott Jr., and Larry R. Goldstein
2013
Are severance payments subject to FICA taxation?
By Douglas W. Charnas and Jeffrey R. Capwell
2013
Seventh Circuit rejects DOL theory.
By Marcia S. Wagner
2013
U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen
By Ann M. Caresani
2013
A user guide for plan fiduciaries.
By Richard P. McHugh
2013
Excerpts from some of our fiduciary-related Compliance Watch articles.
2013
Monitoring other areas of plan administration.
By Ian Kopelman
2012
Mostly overlooked and reduced to the smallest type legally permissible, disclaimers may someday save your case.
By Ian Kopelman
2012
An IPS is only as good as the fiduciary’s follow-through.
By Ian Kopelman
2012
Court rules that plan fiduciaries breached their duties.
By Ian Kopelman
2012
Misclassified employees present a risk for plan sponsors.
By Ian Kopelman
2012
Why plan sponsors should evaluate their policies.
By Ian Kopelman
2012
Decisions reflect the continuing trend in the courts in favor of plan sponsors in cases involving fiduciary obligations.
By Ian Kopelman
Nov/Dec 2011
How plan fiduciaries can enlist the help of an investment advisor.
By Ian Kopelman
Sept/Oct 2011
A checklist for fiduciaries.
By Ian Kopelman
July/Aug 2011
Decision issued in Gerald George vs. Kraft Foods Global, Incorporated suit.
By Ian Kopelman
May/June 2011
Learn the necessary details that should be included in a written service agreement.
By Ian Kopelman
March/April 2011
Plan sponsors can minimize fiduciary liability with adequate fiduciary education and certification.
By Ian Kopelman
Jan/Feb 2011
A comprehensive guide will help plan sponsors make prudent decisions in selecting a candidate.
By Ian Kopelman
Nov/Dec 2010
A plan fiduciary can be found liable under ERISA for imprudent selection of retail investment funds.
By Ian Kopelman
Sept/Oct 2010
New direction offers plan sponsors and fiduciaries an opportunity to modify their participant education programs regarding target-date funds.
By Ian Kopelman
July/Aug 2010