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Leveraging Employee Benefits to Combat Labor Shortages

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Is your organization maximizing employee benefits to combat the challenges of a diminished workforce?

DOL Cybersecurity Guidance

DOL Cybersecurity Guidance and Audit Initiative

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued cybersecurity guidance for retirement plans for the first time, which consisted of the following: (i) Cybersecurity Program Best Practices; (ii) Tips for Hiring a Service Provider; and (iii) Online Security Tips. The DOL has already started reviewing the cybersecurity programs of ERISA plan sponsors and fiduciaries as part of a new audit initiative.

This newsletter provides highlights of the DOL’s cybersecurity guidance and audit initiative, and provides recommended next steps for plan sponsors and fiduciaries in light of the uptick in cybersecurity inquiries by the DOL and recent incidences involving cybersecurity breaches of benefit plan data.

DOL Cybersecurity Guidance

Cybersecurity for Your Defined Benefit Plan

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Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release aimed at defined benefit plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries, record keepers, and plan participants. For the first time, the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration issued cybersecurity guidance.

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IRS Updates Determination Letter Program and Revises Correction Procedures Under EPCRS

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Isler Dare Employee Benefits Update Re: IRS Updates Determination Letter Program and Revises Correction Procedures Under Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) This employee benefits update (first published May 2019)  is provided courtesy of Isler Dare PC (www.islerdare.com) and was written by Andrea I. O’Brien, Vi D. Nguyen, Jeanne Floyd, and Ashley F. Hedge. Recent Legal Developments for Employee Benefit …

Employee Benefits Update Re: Health Plans and HIPPA Violations

Employee Benefits Update Re: Health Plans and HIPPA Violations

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This employee benefits update (first published May 2019)  is provided courtesy of Isler Dare PC (www.islerdare.com) and was written by Andrea I. O’Brien, Vi D. Nguyen, Jeanne Floyd, and Ashley F. Hedge. Recent Legal Developments for Employee Benefit Plans Executive Summary Status of Association Health Plans: The Department of Labor will be appealing a federal court decision setting aside most …

DOL Going After Google’s Employee Compensation Data

DOL Going After Google’s Employee Compensation Data

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DOL Going After Google’s Employee Compensation Data The following article on issues of employee compensation data was written by Jeffrey S. Kopp, partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, and was published online at Labor & Employment Law Perspectives. It is republished here with permission of Jeffrey Kopp. Note: Mentions in this article of the EEOC refer to the …

Employment Law Update: New Federal Protection for Confidential Information

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The following update was prepared by the law firm of IslerDare PC and is republished here with their permission.  You may download this report on the Resources Page (New Federal Protection for Confidential Information) of the Fulcrum Partners website. EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE December 2016 New Federal Protection for Confidential Information Every employer has valuable information that it wants to protect. This may consist …

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Survey on Employee Benefits Shows Changes and Consistencies Over the Years

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Survey on Employee Benefits Shows Changes and Consistencies Over the Years The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has published an annual employee benefits survey for twenty years. In 1996, the survey reported on 60 employee benefits. This year, 344 employer provided benefits to employees were included in the report, thirteen of which are new items. Click here to read …