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DOL Moves Step Closer to 18-Month Delay on Fiduciary Duty Rule and BICE

On August 28, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to delay the full applicability dates of the Fiduciary Duty Rule and the Best Interest Contract Exemption (BICE). The proposal still must … Continue reading

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Acosta and New DOL FAQs Confirm: Fiduciary Standard Will Take Effect June 9, But Expect Changes to the DOL Rule Before January 1, 2018

On May 22, 2017, new DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta published an Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal (found here; a subscription to the Journal is required to access the piece), confirming that, as we previously suspected, the DOL will … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Comply With the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule If It Goes Into Effect on April 10? (Part III: Your E&O Policy)

We are now two weeks from the still-current April 10 implementation date of Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Duty Rule. The DOL is still considering a proposed 60-day delay, but that delay might not be approved before April 10. And, … Continue reading

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DOL’s Temporary Enforcement Policy Brings Cold Comfort

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Temporary Enforcement Policy on the Fiduciary Duty Rule published on March 10, 2017 (Temporary Policy) has, from our point of view, little impact and serves merely to confuse. The Temporary Policy seems to imply that the … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Comply With the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule If It Goes Into Effect on April 10? (Part II: The BICE)

We are now five weeks from the still-current April 10 implementation date of United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) Fiduciary Duty Rule. Yes, a delay still seems very likely. On March 1, the DOL issued a proposed rule that would … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Comply With the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule If It Goes Into Effect on April 10?

We are now six weeks from the April 10 implementation date of DOL’s Fiduciary Duty Rule. While the DOL has filed a proposal to delay the implementation date with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and while the industry … Continue reading

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Trump Picks Acosta to Lead DOL

On February 16, 2017, President Trump nominated R. Alexander Acosta for Secretary of the Department of Labor. Acosta had been identified on the shortlist of potential replacements for the DOL after Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration. (Our post on Puzder’s … Continue reading

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DOL Nominee Puzder Withdraws

On Wednesday, February 15, Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of the Department of Labor, withdrew his name from consideration for the post. The withdrawal came after Senate Republicans had balked at supporting Puzder, based in part on his … Continue reading

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Update: Presidential Memorandum on the Fiduciary Duty Rule

The White House published the Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule late Friday afternoon, February 3.  Contrary to reports circulated prior to the Memorandum’s official publication, the President did not extend the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Duty Rule’s April 2017 … Continue reading

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Alert: DOL Fiduciary Rule On Ice

Today, February 3, after many weeks of uncertainty about the fate of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary duty rule, President Trump signed an executive order that eliminates the April 2017 applicability deadline and directs the DOL to review the rule … Continue reading

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