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Thomas White article on annuities in 401(k) plans appears in May issue of Benefits magazine

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Thomas M. White 

Thomas M. White

Benefits Magazine article Tom White May 2011Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Thomas White‘s article “Annuities in 401(k) Plans: What a Plan Sponsor Should Keep in Mind” was published in the May issue of Benefits Magazine. Benefits Magazine is a monthly magazine of the International Foundation, a nonprofit, impartial educational association for those who work with employee benefit and compensation plans. The magazine addresses benefit issues affecting multiemployer, single employer and public employee plan representatives. Health care, retirement and other related trends are addressed. Redesigned to capture more cases studies and profiles of those shaping the industry, it also includes Legal & Legislative Reporter.

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Thomas White offers his perspective in a Benefitspro.com article on the growing public pension crisis

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Thomas M. White

Thomas M. White

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Thomas White provided his thoughts on the growing public pension crisis in an online article that appeared April 7 at Benefitspro.com. The article, “Pensions Under Fire,” examines the crisis public employees, government officials, and taxpayers are facing as a result of increasingly difficult municipal budget concerns at the local and state level and the difficulty these municipalities are having in funding their defined benefit plans.

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Attorney’s JasonTremblay, Paul Starkman and Jenifer Caracciolo secure significant victory for long-time client

E. Jason Tremblay

Paul E. Starkman

Jenifer H. Caracciolo

Chicago Partners Jason TremblayPaul Starkman, and Jenifer Caracciolo, recently obtained a significant victory on behalf of a global travel technology company. The client was sued by a former employee for gender and disability discrimination, as well as retaliation, after the employee was terminated for his violation of the company’s medical leave policy.

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Partner Paul Starkman discusses the pitfalls of relying on online sites to review businesses

Paul E. Starkman

Partner Paul Starkman was recently interviewed for a “First Business” story that appeared March 2 on the hazards of posting negative comments online of any company you may have done business with or where to shop or dine.  Mr. Starkman’s  notes that consumers may face legal consequences of they go too far with their online comments. To watch the online story, click here. “First Business” news airs online in most US television markets and internationally before the market opens. It is a fast-moving, idea-packed half-hour that looks ahead at the coming day’s trading.

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Paul Starkman discusses gender bias claims in Business Insurance article

Paul E. Starkman

Chicago Partner Paul Starkman was quoted in the February 21 Business Insurance article, “Gender bias claims not slowing down.” Mr. Starkman discussed the factor of increased litigiousness by employees.

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Mark Spognardi discusses the firing of a Wal-Mart employee for medical marijuana use with Corporate Counsel magazine

Mark A. Spognardi

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi was quoted in the February 18 Corporate Counsel magazine article, “Judge OKs Wal-Mart’s firing of Medical Marijuana User.”  Mr. Spognardi discussed a Michigan federal judge’s decision to dismiss Joseph Casias’ wrongful termination claim against Wal-Mart.

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