Save the Date: ERISA/Long-Term Disability Workshop! Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim

2019-05-29T00:31:55-04:00

You trusted the safety net that you paid into and believed the guarantees and promises that were made. Now something happened and you can’t work, but your insurance company says you have no claim, or that you’re not disabled. This is a frustrating and scary situation that you have never been in before; but we [...]

Save the Date: ERISA/Long-Term Disability Workshop! Ways to Protect Your Disability Claim2019-05-29T00:31:55-04:00

Walmart’s Plans to Cut “Greeters”: The Challenge of Working with a Disability

2019-05-29T00:20:06-04:00

At the end of April, Walmart’s policy changing the physical requirements for their beloved Greeters will take effect and they will be replaced with the role of “customer hosts.” Walmart originally explained its plan for Greeters to become Customer Hosts in 2016, but the change goes into full effect April 2019. The physical demands of [...]

Walmart’s Plans to Cut “Greeters”: The Challenge of Working with a Disability2019-05-29T00:20:06-04:00

Medical Diagnosis Keep Getting Delayed? Unfamiliar with Your Employer’s Disability Policy? We Can Help!

2019-05-28T17:40:37-04:00

Something isn’t right. You’re not feeling like yourself and your body is screaming for help. Finally, you decide it’s time to visit your primary care doctor. Your fever, aches and pains are diagnosed as a simple cold. However, weeks go by, you’ve completed the full dosage of medication, yet something still isn’t right. You are [...]

Medical Diagnosis Keep Getting Delayed? Unfamiliar with Your Employer’s Disability Policy? We Can Help!2019-05-28T17:40:37-04:00

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements—Allegedly Still Out There, and Still Illegal

2019-05-28T17:44:13-04:00

A recent lawsuit accuses Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill of agreeing not to hire each other’s medical faculty—a so-called “anti-poaching” agreement—in order to suppress the labor market for medical school professors/personnel and keep wages low. The plaintiff, a Duke radiologist, alleges that the agreement between the two universities prevented her from obtaining an open job [...]

Employer Anti-Poaching Agreements—Allegedly Still Out There, and Still Illegal2019-05-28T17:44:13-04:00

Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied

2019-05-28T17:44:23-04:00

(CNN) — Cara Pressman sobbed in the big red chair in her living room. The 15-year-old tried to absorb the devastating news relayed by her parents: that their insurance company, Aetna, denied her for a minimally invasive brain surgery that could end the seizures that have haunted her since she was 9 years old. "When [...]

Girl has blunt message for Aetna after her brain surgery request was denied2019-05-28T17:44:23-04:00

Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight

2019-05-28T17:44:30-04:00

Key Democrats want a government funding bill to maintain the solvency of pension plans for hundreds of thousands of workers. The next potential sleeper cause of a government shutdown? Pensions. Congress barely averted a shutdown last year amid a fight over miners’ health care. Now the looming collapse of pension plans for the miners — [...]

Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight2019-05-28T17:44:30-04:00

Christmas Parties in Light of Recent Harassment Allegations

2019-05-28T17:44:38-04:00

The current outrage sparked by allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and other public figures has sparked a national conversation about workplace harassment. Since October 5th, when multiple women came forward naming Weinstein and alleging decades of sexual abuse, numerous high-profile men have been accused of sexual misconduct. The increased awareness of the potential [...]

Christmas Parties in Light of Recent Harassment Allegations2019-05-28T17:44:38-04:00

Does your 401(k), 403(b), or ESOP administrator put your best interests first?

2019-05-28T17:45:10-04:00

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that establishes minimum standards for most retirement and health plans in private industry. That means that your 403(b), 401(k), pension, and employee stock ownership (ESOP) plans are subject to ERISA. ERISA requires that every plan have a plan administrator who exercises control [...]

Does your 401(k), 403(b), or ESOP administrator put your best interests first?2019-05-28T17:45:10-04:00

Equifax CEO Retirement Package Provides Lessons for Employment Contracts

2019-05-28T17:45:25-04:00

Last week, Richard Smith stepped down as CEO of Equifax following the Company’s massive data breach affecting an estimated 143 million people in the US and abroad. In spite of retiring under this cloud, Smith will still collect almost $72 million this year, according to Fortune magazine. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, the company that you [...]

Equifax CEO Retirement Package Provides Lessons for Employment Contracts2019-05-28T17:45:25-04:00

What is ERISA, and what does it do?

2019-05-28T17:45:34-04:00

What is ERISA? “ERISA” — or the Employee Retirement Income Security Act—is a law that regulates most of the benefits that you receive through your employment. For example, if your employer provides you a disability plan, that disability plan is subject to ERISA. Likewise, if your employer provides you a health plan, that health plan [...]

What is ERISA, and what does it do?2019-05-28T17:45:34-04:00