Cohen & Buckmann Insights

This article originally ran on March 28, 2024 in Law360, Employment Attys Keeping Close Eye On Abortion Pill Case.Gretchen Harders was interviewed by Law360 in its coverage of recent Supreme Court oral arguments challenging the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, a drug used for medicated abortion and other fertility related conditions, in the consolidated cases

ESG investments have become a lightning rod, attracting Congressional interest and a lawsuit against American Airlines and its 401(k) Plan Committee. Plaintiff in that case argued that all ESG investments are imprudent 401(k) plan investments and questioned ESG proxy voting. Carol Buckmann was quoted in this Bloomberg Law article analyzing the Texas federal district court

Pension-linked emergency savings accounts (PLESAs) were established under SECURE 2.0, effective for plan years beginning after December 31, 2023, to help non-highly compensated employees save for emergencies.  An employer with an individual account plan may now set up a PLESA, an individual savings account that is attached to the employer’s defined contribution plan.  Eligible employees

Non-competes are an ongoing hot topic and we’ve witnessed a nationwide changed temperament with respect to enforcement of employee non-compete covenants.  Several states have taken legislative action to reign in employee non-competes – Massachusetts, Illinois, and California (since at least 2008) being the most notable ones.  Under statutes in those states, non-competes are either near-entirely prohibited or restricted.  And, of

YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS EventNew York City Bar Webinar: Retirement Plan Options for Small BusinessesThursday, February 8, 2024 10:00 am – 11:30 am ESTFree for Members | $15 for Non-MembersStudies show that Americans are not saving enough for retirement, and this retirement savings gap is greater for employees of small businesses. Many small