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Ballard Spahr LLP: EEOC Clarifies ‘Reasonable Factors Other Than Age’ Standard: New Rule Complicates Defense of Age Discrimination Claims
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Amy L. Bashore and Leslie A. Eaton The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a final rule clarifying the standard for the "reasonable factors other than age" defense to discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Court Bars Act 111 Arbitrators from Reducing Post-Retirement Benefits
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Patrick J. Harvey and John P. McLaughlin In efforts to control ever-escalating post-retirement health care costs, many Pennsylvania municipalities have sought decreased post-retirement health benefits for current employees in Act 111 interest arbitration... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: CFPB Confirms Mortgage Loan Originators May Participate in Qualified 401(k) Plans
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has confirmed that Regulation Z (which implements the Truth in Lending Act) does not prohibit mortgage loan originators from participating in qualified profit-sharing 401(k) or employee stock ownership plans (Qualified... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Back to the Future for Real Estate Tax Exemptions and PILOTs/SILOTs? Charities Must Meet HUP Test and Act 55, Pennsylvania High Court Rules
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip B. Korb and Wendi L. Kotzen For charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, obtaining and preserving real estate tax exemptions just got a little more difficult. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the statute intended to clarify... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Best Practices for Plan Fiduciaries - The New 408(b)(2) Service Provider Disclosure Regulation
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Brian M. Pinheiro and Kurt R. Anderson Employers that sponsor section 401(k), 403(b), and other types of retirement plans rely on third parties to conduct the day-to-day administrative functions of these plans. Investment managers, record-keepers... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: CFPB Confirms Mortgage Loan Originators May Participate in Qualified 401(k) Plans
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has confirmed that Regulation Z (which implements the Truth in Lending Act) does not prohibit mortgage loan originators from participating in qualified profit-sharing 401(k) or employee stock ownership plans (Qualified... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Best Practices for Plan Fiduciaries - The New 408(b)(2) Service Provider Disclosure Regulation
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Brian M. Pinheiro and Kurt R. Anderson Employers that sponsor section 401(k), 403(b), and other types of retirement plans rely on third parties to conduct the day-to-day administrative functions of these plans. Investment managers, record-keepers... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Back to the Future for Real Estate Tax Exemptions and PILOTs/SILOTs? Charities Must Meet HUP Test and Act 55, Pennsylvania High Court Rules
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Philip B. Korb and Wendi L. Kotzen For charitable organizations in Pennsylvania, obtaining and preserving real estate tax exemptions just got a little more difficult. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that the statute intended to clarify... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Court Bars Act 111 Arbitrators from Reducing Post-Retirement Benefits
Posted on 12 Mar 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Patrick J. Harvey and John P. McLaughlin In efforts to control ever-escalating post-retirement health care costs, many Pennsylvania municipalities have sought decreased post-retirement health benefits for current employees in Act 111 interest... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: EEOC Clarifies ‘Reasonable Factors Other Than Age’ Standard: New Rule Complicates Defense of Age Discrimination Claims
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Amy L. Bashore and Leslie A. Eaton The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a final rule clarifying the standard for the "reasonable factors other than age" defense to discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment... Read More