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The Department of Labor’s newly finalized rule expanding the definition of who counts as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act is estimated to cost $31.5 billion over the next decade, along with requiring nearly 57,000 hours in compliance efforts.

Legal

ABA pressed DOL for a number of changes from the proposed rule, which was widely viewed as draconian and unworkable. Two significant revisions in particular were made specifically as a result of ABA’s advocacy.

Legal

The Labor Department’s final rule redefining who counts as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Internal Revenue Code was released today and includes a number of revisions from its initial proposal, several of which were advocated by ABA.

Insurance

As technology evolves, state-level stalwarts such as elder financial abuse and foreclosure are now sharing the legislative spotlight with novel issues generated from the success of Airbnb, Uber and other “sharing economy” firms.

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In a joint op-ed with several trade group CEOs today, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols voiced his opposition to the Department of Labor’s proposal to redefine who counts as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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By vote margins of 22 to 14, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved two bills that would provide alternatives to the Labor Department’s rule redefining who counts as a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

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