E-Alerts

Employee Benefit Plan Amendments/Disclosures Required This Year

Sponsors of employee benefit plans should be aware of several rapidly approaching deadlines that require immediate action. As noted below, we request that you reach out to us… Read More
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Categories: Legal Update

New Addition to S&D and Recent Health and Welfare Settlement Further Demonstrates Need for Compliance

We wanted to alert you to a recent addition we have made at Smith & Downey in order to continue to provide best-in-class legal support to the wonderful clients we serve. A… Read More
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Categories: Legal Update

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling May Cause More Fiduciary Lawsuits

On Monday, January 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion (Hughes v. Northwestern University) on issues implicated by the avalanche of lawsuits over th… Read More
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Early 2022 To-do: Employer Fiduciary Responsibilities for Health & Welfare Plans

New rules apply to health plan service provider compensation in 2022 that employers must know and be equipped to manage. This e-alert provides employers with background on the… Read More
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S&D Webinar: COVID-19 and the Workplace — Updated Agenda

On Monday, Smith & Downey announced an upcoming webinar focusing on workplace accommodations and other COVID-19 related issues. Since that announcement, the Occupational S… Read More
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S&D Webinar – COVID-19 and the Workplace

As employers continue to operate under the shadow of what seems like a never-ending a pandemic, the legal challenges associated with COVID-19 have become increasingly complex.… Read More
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Upcoming COVID-19 and the Workplace: How to Navigate an Evolving Landscape

During the early part of summer, as COVID-19 was subsiding, a large number of employers across the country began to accelerate plans to fully reopen their offices, with many t… Read More
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Upcoming Smith & Downey Employment Law Webinar

If there is one thing that we have learned from COVID-19, it is that a pandemic can keep workers out of the workplace, but it can’t keep employers out of court with workplac… Read More
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Upcoming Seminar: The Intersection Between COVID-19 Vaccines and Employment Law

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated its ongoing COVID-19 technical assistance guidance with nine (9) new questions-and-answers dealing sp… Read More
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Amended FFCRA Regulations

On the evening of Friday, September 11, 2020, the DOL released amended Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) regulations. These new regulations go into effect… Read More
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Categories: Legal Update