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180 ABA Journal Employee Benefits articles.

Law prof plans to release survey of 401(k) fees via Twitter

A Yale law professor has written to about 6,000 employers warning them that he is studying corporate 401(k) plans and is planning to release the results via Twitter.

The study…

Detroit bankruptcy unconstitutional, judge rules in pension case

Detroit’s bankruptcy filing this week violates the Michigan constitution and must be withdrawn, said a state court judge Friday, in response to emergency petitions…

Drug testing as a condition for unemployment benefits supported by some lawmakers

Should unemployment benefits be contingent on consenting to a drug test? Yes, in certain circumstances, say Texas lawmakers.

The state house passed Bill 21 Wednesday,

Law firm resolves ERISA case, must repay $1M in worker retirement assets

A federal judge in Georgia has ordered a Savannah-based law firm to repay all of the $1 million in assets improperly transferred from worker retirement and pension plans.

A ruling…

Work on Your Retirement Plans: Choices Depend on Firm Size and Income

Chief Justice Criticizes ‘Disingenuous’ Characterization of Administration Flip-Flops

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. made it clear during oral arguments on Tuesday that he wasn’t happy with footnote 9 in a brief by the Solicitor General’s office.

Roberts…

Unit of Bank of New York Mellon to Pay $210M Settlement for Madoff Investor Advice

A Bank of New York Mellon subsidiary that advised clients who invested with Bernard Madoff has agreed to pay $210 million to settle suits by the U.S. Department of Labor,…

What Do DOMA Decisions Mean for Employment Law?

As courts strike down laws that ban same-sex marriage, lawyers wonder if employers will change benefits to be more inclusive for lesbian and gay employees, reports Corporate…

The Next Chapter: Municipalities Are Using Chapter 9 to Fend Off Creditors

Retired BigLaw Attorneys Embrace New Clients in People-Oriented Public Service Jobs

When he left Dickstein Shapiro in 2004, James Springer was a top antitrust lawyer.

Now, working part-time for the D.C. Legal Aid Society, the 77-year-old attorney handles benefits claims. Working…

Insult to Injury: Texas Workers’ Comp System Denies, Delays Medical Help

Complex Labyrinth of Rules Can Wreak Havoc on a Seemingly Clear-Cut Plan for Retirement Assets

Think you know who will get your retirement-account assets after your death? Think again.

Even those who seemingly have named beneficiaries on the right form might be surprised if they…

8th Circuit OKs Denial of Social Security Benefits to Daughter Born 2 Years After Dad’s Death

A federal appeals court has reversed a trial court ruling that a girl born, with the help of in vitro fertilization, two years after her dad’s death is entitled to…

Lesbian Spouse of Deceased Cozen Partner Sues Firm and Spouse’s Parents Over Benefits

Married in Canada to a Cozen O’Connor partner, the lesbian spouse of Sarah Ellyn Farley filed a counterclaim in federal court in Philadelphia yesterday staking a claim to benefits following…

Get a Plan B: Disability Insurance Needs to Be in Your Insurance Plan

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