Ms. Kramer, an associate in the firm's Omaha office, concentrates her practice in employee benefits law. She chiefly aids clients in the creation, ongoing administration and regulatory compliance of health and welfare plans. Her practice also embraces retirement plans, including defined benefit, 401(k), profit-sharing, 403(b) and governmental plans. Ms. Kramer has experience advising clients on fiduciary duty and prohibited transaction matters under Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
May 22, 2014 Alexis Kramer Conducts Two Seminars on the State of the Affordable Care Act
April 10, 2014 Wounded Warrior Project Values Employees
Kutak Rock attorneys advise the Wounded Warrior Project leadership team on cost-effective solutions for the nonprofit's rapidly growing employee population.
July 31, 2014 IRS Provides Additional Information on 409A Audit Initiative; Other 409A Matters In May, the IRS announced that it had launched an audit initiative to gauge compliance with the rules for nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. Yesterday, we participated in a national conference with the IRS where IRS agents provided their unofficial opinions regarding the focus and applicability of the Initiative as well as other relevant matters under Code Section 409A. To learn what we learned, please read our client alert.
July 1, 2014 Supreme Court Limits Reach of Contraceptive Mandate
On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, closely-held for-profit corporations are not required to pay for contraceptives if doing so would violate the corporation's sincerely held religious beliefs. For more information on the major parts of the decision and its impact on employers, please read our client alert.
June 26, 2014 Supreme Court Holds There Is No Presumption of Prudence On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, a case involving an ESOP fiduciary's duties in deciding to sell or hold employer stock in an ESOP.
June 20, 2014 Reports to Congress Highlight Importance of Proactive HIPAA Compliance
April 21, 2014 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program
April 10, 2014 Windsor Amendments Required Before Year End For Some Retirement Plans
March 25, 2014 Supreme Court Holds Severance Payments Are Generally Subject to FICA; SUB Payments Are Not
February 28, 2014 Tax Reform Proposal Has Significant Impact on Employee Benefit Plans
February 20, 2014 Health Care Reform: Final Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions-Transitional Relief
Last week the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department issued Final Regulations relating to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions require applicable large employers to provide health care benefits to full-time employees or risk paying substantial penalties.
January 7, 2014 Employee Benefits Newsletter - Winter 2013