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Retirement Plans At Every Employer! Is Your State Next?

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Paid sick leave, raising the minimum wage, commuter benefits. What’s next on the list of items employers are going to have to offer their employees? Retirement benefits.

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Supreme Court Decision in Tibble a Victory for 401(k) Participants

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WASHINGTON – On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of employees in Tibble v. Edison International, a class-action lawsuit filed by participants in the power company’s 401(k) plan.

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Supreme Court decision should help lower 401(k) fees

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In a decision that should put further downward pressure on 401(k) fees, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the trustees in charge of such plans have an ongoing duty to monitor plan investments.

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More GOP Senators Press DOL to Extend Fiduciary Comment Period

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continue to pressure the Department of Labor to extend the comment period on its revised plan to amend the definition of fiduciary for retirement accounts.

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Lawmakers Ask DOL’s Perez to Extend Fiduciary Comment Period

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Lawmakers asked Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in two separate letters this week to extend by another 45 days the comment period on the Department’s redraft of its rule to amend the definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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Major Financial Players Lobby Around Obama’s Investment Rules

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In the months since President Obama announced his support for new retirement investment rules that would stop advisers from pushing high-fee plans on small-fry American investors, several major financial organizations have lobbied hard on a bill that would undermine the commander in chief’s agenda, according to recently released lobbying records for the first quarter of the year.

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Supporters, Critics, Gear Up for Fight Over Proposed Expanded Fiduciary Definition

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Supporters and opponents of the Department of Labor's conflict-of-interest proposed regulation ramped up their campaigns soon after the Obama administration announced the rule's release.

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Major Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings

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Members of the SaveOurRetirement.org coalition and a diverse collection of public interest groups, civil rights leaders, labor unions, professional organizations and others today commended the public release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule to p

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Investment Advisers: Who Are They and Why Does It Matter?

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The universe of financial advisers can be very confusing. People who give financial advice use many different labels, including 

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