the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule this month revising the
definition of "spouse" for purposes of the Family and Medical Leave
Act (FMLA). The new rule allows eligible employees in legal same-sex and common
law marriages to take FMLA-protected...
December of 2014, the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act 2014 (MPR) further
reformed ERISA by creating the new plan designation of "critical and
declining" status. It allows sponsors of multiemployer plans in "critical
and declining" status to decrease accrued benefits, whether or not the
On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted
3-2 along party lines to approve the policy known as "net neutrality"
or "open Internet." But, as history has shown, the new rules are bound
to face legal challenges in the near future.We...