Department of Labor
U.S. Consumer Prices Inched Upward in March
Inflation pressures remained modest, despite a 2.2%, 12-month increase in core prices.
March Jobs Report Shows ‘Best-Case Scenario’
While nonfarm payrolls rose by 215,000 last month, the gain was likely not strong enough to ignite inflation fears.
The Hidden Risks of Employee Benefit Plan Audits
Failure to make sure that an employee benefit plan audit is done properly may spawn personal liability for a plan sponsor’s officers – including the CFO.
Producer Prices Rise for Second Month in a Row
Producer prices grew at double the rate of economists’ expectations in June, indicating inflationary pressures could be on the rise.
Labor Costs Up Sharply for 2nd Straight Quarter
Improving wages could prod the Fed to move sooner on interest rates.
When Is a Group Not a Group?
The Labor Department issues important guidance on what constitutes a valid multiple-employer 401(k) plan.
Time’s Up on 401(k) Fee-Disclosure Compliance
With the new regulations set to take effect on July 1, new potential breaches of fiduciary duty are looming.
The Tipping Point: High Court Applebee’s Ruling Could Hike Payroll Costs
A U.S. Supreme Court decision could present companies with “the Herculean task of monitoring and tracking every task performed by every tipped employee,” a trade association says.
A Loss of Independents?
Regulators have rewritten the rules regarding the use of independent contractors, forcing companies to make hard choices &spamp;#8212; and possibly pay heavy fines.
New Labor Law Could Cast Harsh Light on Companies
Thousands of businesses are criticizing a proposed labor law that would require many lawyers to report confidential information on corporate clients to the Department of Labor.