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Joan Disler’s New Article: 5 Hot Benefit Issues This Summer

Joan DislerJoan A. Disler, Cofounder of the Women’s Initiative of Epstein Becker Green, recently wrote a Law360 article on employee benefits, her chief area of practice in her capacity as Chair of the firm’s National Employee Benefits Steering Committee.

The article, “5 Hot Benefit Issues This Summer” (Law360 subscription required), updates reader on the following topics:

  1. Service Providers Fee Disclosures to Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans: What Must Be Done Now
  2. Employers Must Distribute Participant-Level Disclosures for Their Defined Contribution Plans by Aug. 30, 2012
  3. Summary of Benefits and Coverage Must Be Issued for Open Enrollments Starting On or After Sept. 23, 2012
  4. Plan Fiduciaries Are Held Liable for Violation of Fiduciary Duties in Tussey Case
  5. Employers Must Be Aware of What It Means to Be a Fiduciary

Also see Joan’s Take 5 newsletter on these topics, available in full from Epstein Becker Green’s website.

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Joan Disler, Member of Epstein Becker Green, Quoted in an Article Discussing the Notion that Academia Could Borrow Ideas from Corporations Regarding the Adoption of Policies that Foster Opportunities for Working Mothers

Please click here to view an article discussing the notion that academia could borrow ideas from the corporate world regarding flexible policies for working mothers.  Joan Disler is quoted in the article in the following excerpt:

Joan Disler, an equity partner with law firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., is an example of someone in a similarly intensive profession who was able to arrange time to raise her small children while continuing to pursue a high-ranking position in her field. She said it was when the first of her two sons was 9 years old that she decided to spend more time at home raising her children.

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