Pensions & Retirement Benefits

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    It’s common for employers to provide certain benefits for their employees, many of which are subject to strict rules under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and other laws. Employee benefits can include:  Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; Medical, dental, and vision insurance;...

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    Almost one year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in Windsor v. U.S. that parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that barred same-sex married couples from receiving federal marriage benefits, was unconstitutional. After the shockwaves of the historic ruling subsided, many questions remained. Would the holding in Windsor apply...
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    For most employees of public agencies that contract with the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), transitioning into retirement means no longer tallying accruals and making employee contributions and finally receiving a pension, cost- of-living adjustments, and often health benefits for their years of public service. Many...
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    It is that time of year again. The Connecticut Legislature is in session, and once again, lawmakers are considering a range of proposals that would have a significant impact on employers and the workplace. You should be aware of the employment-related bills that are advancing through the legislative process. 'Retirement for all' plan Senate...
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    The teacher retirement system has more than 61,000 active members, including 40,000 retirees. The retirement plan has been struggling with issues attributable in large measure to investment losses and a growing number of retirees. Similar issues are being faced by the state's other retirement system, the Public Employees Retirement Association,...
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    AFL-CIO launches immigration ad campaign. The AFL-CIO in November released a television advertising campaign criticizing Republican efforts against comprehensive immigration reform. The ads were to run in Spanish and target districts with large Latino constituencies in Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando,...
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    Frustrated by gridlock in Washington, President Barack Obama used his recent State of the Union address to press Congress to pass legislation to spur economic growth. Nevertheless, he vowed, "Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that's what I'm going to do." Throughout his...
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    In January, the 10th District Court of Appeals held that an employer did not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age by refusing to rehire a retired employee based on an informal policy that precluded rehiring retired employees because of the public's skepticism of "double-dipping." In doing so, the court reversed a $507,000 verdict. Facts...
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    AFL-CIO launches immigration ad campaign. The AFL-CIO in November released a television advertising campaign criticizing Republican efforts against comprehensive immigration reform. The ads were to run in Spanish and target districts with large Latino constituencies in Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando,...
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    AFL-CIO launches immigration ad campaign. The AFL-CIO in November released a television advertising campaign criticizing Republican efforts against comprehensive immigration reform. The ads were to run in Spanish and target districts with large Latino constituencies in Bakersfield, California; Denver, Colorado; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando,...
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