First day of the week … last day of August. Where does the time go? This is Minnesota State Fair week here in the North. That means just about anything you might deep-fry is available for a few days. Here are a few things we have been watching as we consider our food options:
- The 401(k) Lone Ranger got himself plenty of press last week as the “excessive fees” case came one step closer to settling. (Pension & Investments) and (WSJ) And here’s the audio story from NPR. (NPR) I was surprised by how many people sent me links to this one. The case was filed in 2006. That’s 9 years of litigation-mode on this one.
- The Cadillac tax continues to draw attention … as a factor in labor disputes (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) … and as a secret threat (really?) to FSA plans. (CNBC)
- We are guessing that the NLRB decision recognizing joint employment will have a slow-to-develop–but over time very big–impact on how we define the employment relationship. It’s interesting to see a development like this on the heels of a major legislative development (remember ACA) that relies heavily on a one employer-per-employee way of seeing the world. (NLRB)