Executives should be aware of the new application of nondiscrimination rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, as amended (“PPACA” or “Act”)—commonly known as health care reform—that will prevent highly compensated employees from being rewarded with more favorable eligibility terms or richer benefit levels in connection with health insurance.
We all know that winning at the NLRB is hardly the end of the story
Employees, in particular executives, may be covered by a wide range of compensation arrangements. These compensation arrangements may involve, for example, tax-qualified pension and retirement plans, health and welfare plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, life insurance and stock-based compensation.
An employee discovers practices that appear to be improper if not unlawful. A state employee of the Office of Vocation Rehabilitation (“State Office”) turned to us in connection with their discovery of several practices of their employer that appeared to be improper if not unlawful. The discovery occurred in connection with their review of the […]
On an issue of first impression, Ken Wagner, a partner with Blitman & King secured a victory on appeal for a number of multiemployer benefit funds that sought to shift the burden on record keeping. The case was discussed and highlighted in Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Labor Report (178 DLR AA-1, September 13, 2012, © 2012 […]
On April 18, 2012, Jonathan Cerrito, Dan Brice and Ginger LaChapelle of Blitman & King presented to the Schenectady County Dental Association on issues involving 401(k) plan administration, HIPAA and employment law.
On April 12, 2012, the IRS announced that the U.S. and Germany have agreed not to tax income or dividends from investments made by certain U.S. or German pension funds. Of particular interest to U.S. pension funds, is that favorable tax treatment will apply to dividends received from a group trust established pursuant to IRS Revenue Ruling 81-100.
Blitman & King to Present at "Recent Developments of Critical Labor Relations Issues Before the NLRB" | Employment Law
Nathaniel Lambright, a partner in the Labor Department of Blitman & King, will present at upcoming NLRB conference on May 11, 2012 at The Hearthstone in Depew, NY. Nat will discuss recent developments at the NLRB. Other topics of interest include the duty of fair representations, relocations, closings and other entrepreneurial decisions, social media and the NLRB and the changing face of ethical obligations involving the internet and social media.
That's exactly the question that Ginger LaChapelle, an Associate in the Employee Benefits Department of Blitman & King, recently addressed in her presentation at the firm's 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar. The paper and presentation explained key health reform provisions relating to the establishment of state-run American Health Benefit Exchanges, and the law’s most controversial requirement, the “individual mandate.”
Jules Smith, a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice of Blitman & King, recently authored a paper discussing the latest pronouncements of the National Labor Relations concerning employer applications of rules restricting employee use of Social Media, which are generally measured against the rights contained in Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act.