Employee Benefits Security Administration August 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees
Document Number: 2016-20639
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
This document describes circumstances in which state payroll deduction savings programs with automatic enrollment would not give rise to the establishment of employee pension benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA). This document provides guidance for states in designing such programs so as to reduce the risk of ERISA preemption of the relevant state laws. This document also provides guidance to private-sector employers that may be covered by such state laws. This rule affects individuals and employers subject to such state laws.
Savings Arrangements Established by State Political Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees
Document Number: 2016-20638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-30
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor
In this document, the Department proposes to amend a regulation that describes how states may design and operate payroll deduction savings programs, using automatic enrollment, for private- sector employees without causing the states or private-sector employers to establish employee pension benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The proposed amendments would expand the current regulation beyond states to cover programs of qualified state political subdivisions that otherwise comply with the current regulation. This rule would affect individuals and employers subject to such programs.