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On April 14, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released three-part guidance on cybersecurity issues for employee benefit plans, marking its first major comment on the matter since its comprehensive but non-binding report. in late 2016. The DOL guidelines come amid an increase in high-profile lawsuits stemming from allegations by pension plan members …

State and federal regulators, Congress, and the Complainants Bar are increasingly focusing on complying with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPEA), especially given the opioid epidemic and the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Compliance and enforcement of the MHPAEA is a top priority for the United States Department of Labor (DOL) …

COMMENT A persistent political argument used to support all kinds of policy changes is that American women earn 82 cents for every dollar a man earns. On March 24, you may have noticed that the national media and feminist activists proclaimed “Equal Pay Day,” the day that every year, women’s pay is supposed to catch …

The UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has issued a policy statement (PS7 / 21) and a surveillance declaration (SS2 / 21) on clarifying and modernizing regulatory expectations for outsourcing and third-party risk management on March 29. The expectations of PS7 / 21 and SS2 / 21 apply to banks, investment firms designated by PRA, insurers …