ERIC Testimony Regarding Nebraska Legislative Bill 844

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) appreciates the opportunity to submit written testimony for Legislative Bill 844 (“LB844”), which would adopt the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, to the Nebraska Legislature’s Business and Labor Committee … More

protected content Retirement Provisions in Budget Deal

Let’s take a deeper dive into the budget deal legislation that signed into law yesterday. A significant part of the legislation was to provide disaster relief for the various natural disasters that occurred in 2017. From a retirement perspective, the legislation included relief for those impacted by the California wildfires… More

protected content Alert: Maryland Paid Sick Leave Fight Continues

The effective date for the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act is fast approaching, but supporters of emergency Senate Bill 304 are hoping to change that… More

protected content Surveys, Hearings, Multis, Paid Leave

A lot to catch up on this week. Congress actually focused a bit on retirement issues, with a hearing at the beginning of the week, and closing out the week with the creation of a select committee that is tasked with solving the looming issues with multiemployer pension plans … More

ERIC Comments on Maryland Paid Sick Leave

The ERISA Industry Committee (“ERIC”) applauds the Maryland General Assembly’s efforts to increase access to paid sick and safe leave to its workers, but believe it should be accomplished in a manner that does not hinder employers in the process. The “Maryland Healthy Working Families Act” (“Act”), while well-intentioned, provides limited time for employers to make the necessary changes in order to be in compliance with the Act by February 11, 2018 (i.e., the implementation date of the Act)… More

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