The current employment compensation environment is highly complex and changing. That’s why KMK’s employee benefits-focused attorneys take a proactive approach when counseling clients, and we always seek a deeper understanding of future trends and how they will potentially impact our clients’ businesses.

Employers make a tremendous investment each year in their employees. We believe that an employer’s ability to hire and retain qualified personnel is critical to their success. Our lawyers assist clients in designing and implementing cost-efficient and effective employee benefit and compensation programs, including:

  • 401(k) Plans
  • Cash balance and pension equity plans
  • Defined benefit pension plans
  • Profit sharing plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP)
  • 403(b) plans
  • Puerto Rico qualified plans and trusts
  • Multiple employer plans
  • Multi-employer plans
  • SIMPLE plans
  • Keogh plans
  • Medical plans
  • Dental, vision, disability, and other welfare plans
  • Retiree welfare benefit plans
  • Life insurance and disability plans
  • Educational assistance programs
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Section 125 plans
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health reimbursement arrangements (HRA)
  • Health savings accounts (HSA)
  • Fringe benefit programs
  • Bonus programs


News & Resources


  • District Court Has Beef with Benefit Denial | Where's Waldo? Tracking Down Missing Participants | Cyberattack Blame Game
  • Drug Pricing Class Action a Headache for Plan Fiduciaries | IRS Attempts to Shed Light on Rainy Day Funds
  • SECURE 2.0 Implementation Guidance Wrap-Up
  • Indigestion from Turkey and Stuffing or the IRS’ Proposed LTPT Regulations? | IRS Increases COLA Adjustments for 2024 | Slam Dunk for Prosecutors in NBA Health Care Fraud Win
  • When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, You’re Entitled to a Reasonable Alternative | Gag Clause Annual Attestation Deadline Approaches | Lower Affordability Percentage Increases Employer Costs
  • Part II: MHP Report to Congress - Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200!
  • Part I: New Proposed Rules Addressing Mental Health Parity Compliance
  • Seventh Circuit Upholds Unambiguous Eligibility Standard | IDR Process is Up and Running | DOL to Prudential: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it, too!
  • Form 5500 Changes on the Horizon | Plan Termination Procedures at the Forefront
  • Final Rules on Electronic Filing Requirements | Pre-Deductible Telehealth Coverage Extended | The End (of the Public Health and National Emergency) Is Near
  • What Employers Need to Know about SECURE 2.0
  • The Best Things Come to Those Who Wait (and Wait) | 'Tis the Season of Giving: EBSA Restores over $1.4B to Plans, Participants, and Beneficiaries
  • New DOL Rule Addresses Fiduciary Duties of ESG Investments and Proxy Voting | DOL Proposes Self-Correction for Late Participant Contributions
  • Insufficient COBRA Notice Haunts Employer | 2023 Benefit Plan Limits | Plan Provisions in Effect at Time of Benefit Denial Control
  • IRS Extends CARES Act and Relief Act Deadlines | Company Stock Over -Valuation Puts Plan Sponsor and Trustee Under Water | Flagrant Foul by NBA Player Guilty of Defrauding Health Plan
  • IRS Delays SECURE/CARES Act Plan Amendment Deadlines
  • What the Hack? Malware Leads to Stiff HIPAA Penalties | Court OKs Actively Managed Investment Options | You Can’t Get Blood from a Turnip – Unless the Plan Documents So Provide
  • Machine Readable File Posting Update | IRS Plan Examination Pilot Program - Will It Take Flight? | Summer is for Fun, Sun, and PCORI Fees | Compliance Alert - Cycle 3 Restatement Deadline *July 31*
  • Special HSA Rule for Telehealth Services | Reconsidering PTCs and Affordability | COMPLIANCE ALERT: Cycle 3 Restatement Deadline
  • Crypto-Curious vs. Crypto-Cautious | IRS Muddies the RMD Waters | COVID-19 National Emergency Extended | COMPLIANCE ALERT: Cycle 3 Restatement Deadline
  • Mental Health Parity Compliance Heightens Employer Anxiety | Supreme Court Remand Demands Context-Specific Inquiry in Retirement Plan Fee Cases | New Variants in COVID-19 Coverage Guidance | COMPLIANCE ALERT - Cycle 3 Restatement Deadline
  • Outbreak Period Relieves Employers | Adopt Cafeteria Plan Changes Before Year End | EBSA Digs Deep (Into Plan Pockets)
  • IRS Says Relax | The (Bumpy) Path Out of the Pandemic
  • New Guidance For DC Plan Lifetime Income Illustrations | ARPA COBRA Subsidy Expiration and Notice Deadline | Enforcement Delays for Health Plan Transparency
  • Oops! They Did It Again: IRS Releases Updated EPCRS
  • Summer Weekend Extends PCORI Deadline | Better Late Than Never: New EEOC COVID-19 Guidance
  • IRS Clarifies COBRA Premium Subsidy Rules | You're Safe from Partial Plan Termination | Federal Tax Treatment of DCAP Relief | A Sign of the Times: IRS Releases Adjusted HSA, HDHP and Excepted Benefit HRA Rates
  • DOL Releases Retirement Plan Cybersecurity Best Practices | (Employer Stock) Should You Drop It Like It's Hot? | DOL Clarifies Mental Health Parity Compliance and the New Comparative Analyses Requirements
  • Breathing New Life into Wellness Rulemaking | The Latest from the DOL on Missing Participants
  • If You Like Your (Grandfathered) Plan, You Can Keep It - For Even Longer | SECURE Act Q&As on Safe Harbor Automatic Enrollment and Nonelective Plan Requirements | Final Rules on Rollovers of Qualified Plan Loan Offsets
  • It's Final: Pecuniary Considerations Must Steer Fiduciary Investment Decisions | Shedding Light on the New Health Plan Transparency Rule | Taking the Sting Out of COBRA
  • IRS Updates Health and Retirement Plan Benefit and Contribution Limits for 2021 | ESRP Penalties Increase for 2021 | More Relief for Furnishing 2020 ACA Information Returns
  • CARES Act Administrative Items for Consideration
  • CARES Act: Defined Contribution, Defined Benefit & Health Plan Impact
  • New E-Disclosure Rules on the Horizon | Bit by the COBRA! Notice Defects Bring Painful Sting | Time's Up! Court Strictly Applies ERISA Claim Review Deadlines
  • Final Regulations Make 401(k) Hardships Easier | Your Rx Accumulator Program is Safe - For Now | Appeal PTCs Now, and Save Money Later
  • What Lies Ahead for Your Rx Accumulator Program? | It's Inevitable: No Exclusion for Uncashed Distribution Checks | DOL Paves the Way for Combined Small Business Retirement Plans


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