McAfee & Taft has made available, at no cost, videos of the presentations from its recent labor, employment and employee benefits seminar, EmployerLINC2014. More than 1,000 business owners, executives, human resources professionals and benefits managers signed up to attend, resulting in a capacity crowd at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City on […]
During this one-hour complimentary webinar, Brandon Long and special guest Bill Minick provide Oklahoma employers with an update on the status of workers’ comp reform in Oklahoma, with specific emphasis on the Oklahoma Option, a unique provision that allows employers to exercise even greater control by covering claims through its own injury benefit plan.
If you have never heard of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, you very likely own or work for a private company that is not publicly traded. Until recently, you had no reason to concern yourself with the Act. However, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision, you need to familiarize yourself with the Act and its protections for whistleblowers.
On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed rules with amendments to the notice requirements under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). The proposed amendments are intended to align the COBRA notice requirements with the Affordable Care Act…
To ensure retirement plans comply with an ever-changing array of federal statutes and regulations and maintain their tax qualified status, the Internal Revenue Service has implemented a process for pre-approving plan documents prepared by law firms, brokerage firms, insurance companies, and other service providers on a six-year cycle.
Employers are well aware of their obligation to act promptly to stop harassment or discriminatory behavior in the workplace when it is committed by employees. But this obligation can be more extensive. Employers are required to maintain a harassment-free workplace, and that can mean addressing inappropriate or harassing behavior directed toward employees by third parties, […]
It is rumored that President Reagan once referred to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) as Every Ridiculous Idea Since Adam. ERISA serves important purposes in our society, but it also presents tremendous challenges and potential liabilities for good-intentioned employers who merely want to provide nice benefits to their employees.