The rules are changing for Proxy Voting Advice Businesses (PVAB), with approval by the SEC of new guidelines. The SEC’s final rule statement (published July 22, 2020) explains, “The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) is adopting amendments to its rules governing proxy solicitations so that investors who use proxy voting advice receive more transparent, accurate, and complete information on which to make their voting decisions, without imposing undue costs or delays that could adversely affect the timely provision of proxy voting advice.
Earlier this month we shared Electronic Disclosure Safe Harbor for Retirement Plans, providing an overview of the Department of Labor’s final regulations permitting electronic disclosure via email and website publication as the default method for sending employee retirement plan notices.
Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized regulations for the new “notice and access” safe harbor for retirement plans. Known as “NOA Safe Harbor,” the new guidelines permit plan administrators to send required disclosures to plan participants and beneficiaries via email or other electronic means, including allowing employers to post retirement plan disclosures online.
IslerDare is a legal firm dedicated exclusively to the representation of management in all aspects of labor, employment and employee benefits law. We frequently share their insights here on the Deferred Compensation Blog, and are pleased to provide you this link to their timely newsletter, “The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Your Medical and Retirement Plans,” and the excerpt featured below, which specifically addresses current IRS positions on issues that could result from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Thank you, Isler Dare PC, for sharing this checklist for December, reminding employers of some of the key yearend compliance deadlines for health, welfare, and retirement plans.
Thank you, Isler Dare PC, for sharing this checklist, reminding employers of some of the key yearend compliance deadlines for health, welfare, and retirement plans.
The team at Fulcrum Partners shares this important update from IslerDare PC, on the proposed new retirement plan electronic disclosure rule, from the Department of Labor (the DOL), regarding the allowance of online retirement plan disclosures.
This checklist of end-of-year employee benefits compliance deadlines is provided courtesy of Isler Dare PC (www.islerdare.com) and was written by Andrea I. O’Brien, Vi D. Nguyen, and Ashley F. Hedge. 2018 Year-End Compliance Checklist As 2018 quickly comes to a close, we wanted to remind employers of some key year-end compliance deadlines for their retirement and health and welfare plans. …
IRS Proposes to Relax Rules Permitting Forfeitures to Fund 401(k) Plan Safe Harbor Contributions The following report was published by IslerDare PC (www.IslerDare.com) and is republished here with their permission. Note: Mentions in this article of the IRS refer to the Internal Revenue System (IRS). IRS Proposes to Relax Rules Permitting Forfeitures to Fund 401(k) Plan Safe Harbor Contributions and …