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2008 Articles

Books December 2008 For 50 years, GM stood at or near the top of the Fortune 500. In its heyday, it was the symbol of American industry.
Clearing the smoke surrounding non-smoking wellness programs: the limits to premium incentives By Derek A. Schryer December 2008 Employers are increasingly implementing wellness programs to help minimize their soaring health care costs.
ERISA: Pleading a claim March 2008 Fed. R. Civ. P. 8 applies to ERISA claims and requires “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.”
Federal caselaw update December 2008 On October 7, 2008, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Kennedy v. Plan Admin. for DuPont Savings and Invest. Plan (No. 07-636).
Federal caselaw update June 2008 Recent cases of interest to employee benefits practitioners.
Illinois Employee Classification Act March 2008 Anyone who has clients in the construction business or who practices employee benefits law should be aware of a new Illinois law which provides for substantial fines and penalties for classifying W-2 employees as Form 1099 independent contractors.
The State of Illinois Retirement Systems: Funding history and reform proposals September 2008 As we go to press, Governor Blagojevich has called the legislature into special session to deal with the budget mess in Springfield. 
Supreme Court March 2008 Recent cases decided by the Illinois Supreme Court and of interest to employee benefits practitioners.