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Archive : October 2012

October 11, 2012

MEPs Need to Comply With Toughest Rules When Regulations Overlap, Speaker Says

Multiple employer plans, when facing overlapping requirements from the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service, should comply with the more stringent rules, a speaker said during...

October 9, 2012

Fifth Circuit Affirms ERISA Preemption Ruling in En Banc Rehearing

Following an en banc review, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Oct. 5 reinstated a 2011 decision in which it held that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not...

October 4, 2012

Court Holds That Wisconsin FMLA Substitution Law Is ERISA-Preempted

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled Sept. 28 that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act preempts the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act's (WFMLA)...