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On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved by a 3-2 vote a Final Rule that, if it becomes effective, will ban almost all noncompete clauses for nearly all workers. This is the first in a blog series exploring the fallout from the sweeping ban, specifically in terms of executive compensation and employee benefits.

While the US Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) recently proposed regulations regarding automatic portability transactions would place the onus of compliance on transfer providers, a number of the provisions would trigger ERISA fiduciary considerations for plan administrators of defined contribution plans that offer these automatic portability transactions, particularly “transfer in” plans.

The US Department of Labor (DOL) final amendment to Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14, the so-called QPAM Exemption that is commonly relied upon by investment managers for ERISA-governed employee benefit plans and individual retirement accounts to avoid potential prohibited transaction issues, was published in the Federal Register on April 3, with the changes becoming effective

Recent headlines involving the Central States Teamsters Pension Fund and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s (PBGC) Special Financial Assistance (SFA) Program highlights an issue with meaningful consequences for multiemployer defined benefit plans—unreported deceased participants. In fact, PBGC’s alleged overpayment of $127 million under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Special Financial Assistance (SFA) Program covering an

Effective May 28, 2024, following recent changes to US Securities and Exchange Commission and NASDAQ Stock Market rules, most standard broker-dealer securities transactions will have to be settled within one business day after the Deposit Withdrawal at Custodian date (DWAC or trade date). This will likely have significant federal employment tax implications for employers that