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Jennifer D. Hill focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Jennifer routinely reviews qualified retirement plans, executive compensation and employment agreements and equity compensation to ensure conformity with Section 409A, ERISA and COBRA. Read Jennifer D. Hill's full bio.
DOL Proposes Significant Changes to VFCP Program
By Jennifer Hill, Jacob Mattinson and Patrick Ryan on Dec 22, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Retirement Plans
On November 21, 2022, the US Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) released a proposed amendment and restatement of the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP), along with a proposed amendment to the Prohibited Transaction Exemption (PTE) 2002-51. The VFCP allows plan sponsors to voluntarily correct certain fiduciary breaches to avoid civil enforcement...
The DOL Has Issued New Proposed Independent Contractor Classification Rules. What Now?
By Chris Braham, Joseph K. Mulherin, David Fuller and Jennifer Hill on Nov 2, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor
On October 11, 2022, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking to undo the Trump administration’s 2021 independent contractor regulations and revert to the six-factor economic realities test. While the test factors remain the same (for the most part), the DOL’s NPRM advances interpretations of the various...
Department of Labor Exemption Impacts Investment Advice Fiduciaries
By Jennifer Hill, Todd Solomon and Brian Tiemann on Jul 21, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Fiduciary and Investment Issues, Retirement Plans
The US Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued guidance concerning a new exemption under the prohibited transaction provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) in connection with the provision of investment advice. PTE 2020-02, Improving Investment Advice for Workers & Retirees (the Exemption), became effective on February 16, 2021. On April...