In the wake of recent developments, we are pleased to provide insights into Pension-Linked Employee Savings Accounts (PLESAs) under the Secure 2.0 Act.  PLESAs are short-term savings accounts that are established and maintained within a defined contribution plan.  The legislative intent of a PLESA is to allow low- and middle-income employees to use payroll deductions

By Matthew P. Chiarello and Carlene Y. Lowry

The IRS continues to evaluate and process Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) claims with a focus on inaccurate and ineligible filings. Among its efforts to police the ERC program, the IRS announced a new initiative that permits taxpayers to return ERCs to which the employer is not entitled

I previously blogged about the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq listing standards that require issuers to adopt compliant clawback policies by December 1, 2023. While many issuers may have already adopted clawback policies that satisfy the minimum legal requirements to comply with the law, recent guidance from Glass Lewis may prompt these issuers to

On September 27th, the Departments released FAQs about Affordable Care Act Implementation Part 61 (“FAQ 61”), announcing that the Departments are rescinding prior-issued enforcement relief for certain machine-readable file requirements under the Transparency in Coverage (the “TiC”) regulations.

The final TiC regulations, published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2020, in part required group

We have reported previously on the importance of understanding the coverage and reporting rules of the Affordable Care Act.  In particular, Code Section 4980H imposes penalties on large employers for failure to offer minimum essential coverage to 95% or more of their full-time employees (and dependents) or to provide affordable, minimum value health insurance.


On August 25, 2023, the IRS issued Notice 2023-62, which gives retirement plan sponsors a two-year administrative transition period to implement the SECURE 2.0 requirement that certain catch-up contributions to 401(k) and similar defined contribution plans be made on an after-tax Roth basis. More specifically, SECURE 2.0 requires catch-up eligible participants who received more