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- Recognizing Lesbian and Gay Families: Strategies for obtaining domestic partner benefits National Center for Lesbian Rights, 2009
- Social Security Bulletin From Nbr. 58-1, January 1995 to Nbr. 74-3, November 2014 LLMC, 2008
- Iowa Law Review From Nbr. 91-1, November 2005 to Nbr. 99-1, November 2013
- Major Issues in the Federal Law of Employment Discrimination (Fourth Edition) by: LLMC, 2004
- Oregon Expands Pay Equity Protections.
- June 2017: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories
- Chicago-Area Employers: Paid Sick Leave Begins July 1
- New York Enacts Paid Family Leave Law.
- Labor Board Finds Employer Guilty Of 'Textual Harassment'
- Safety Agency Applies Federal Law To Bar Employer Safety Violation Citation.
- California Supreme Court's 'Day Of Rest' Ruling Puts Employers At Ease
- F-Word Facebook Firing Flipped By Federal Court
- Political winds could shift view of athletes as employees: NLRB memo sides with student unionization, but that could be revised.
- Court Of Appeal Summaries (April 10 - 13, 2017).
- Supreme Court: District Court EEOC Subpoena Enforcement Decisions Subject To Abuse Of Discretion
- Wrongful termination of public human services employees.
- The legality of class action waivers in employment contracts.
- The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: A Quick Primer On Proposed California Employment Legislation In 2017.
- Third Circuit Upholds Subgroup Disparate Impact Claims Under The ADEA.
- OSHA reiterates: employers must maintain accurate injury, illness records.
- Supreme Court to hear religious hospital pension cases.
- President Trump? President Clinton? A Workplace Law Preview
- Legal Developments In Construction Law: March 2016.
How Effective Is the Social Security Statement? Informing Younger Workers about Social Security
The Social Security Administration began mailing annual earnings and benefit statements to workers aged 60 or older in 1995, and increased its mailings to include workers in younger age groups in succeeding years. In 1998, the agency commissioned the Gallup Organization to evaluate the effects of these statements on the public’s knowledge of Social Security programs and benefits. This article...
Improving Access to Benefits for Persons with Disabilities Who Were Experiencing Homelessness: An Evaluation of the Benefits Entitlement Services Team Demonstration Project
This study uses administrative data to evaluate the outcomes of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Disability Insurance (DI) applications submitted through the Benefits Entitlement Services Team (B.E.S.T) project, an initiative funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to help individuals experiencing homelessness apply for SSI payments and/or DI benefits. The authors...
Incentivizing Delayed Claiming of Social Security Retirement Benefits Before Reaching the Full Retirement Age
Claiming Social Security retirement benefits before the full retirement age (FRA) results in permanently lower benefits, while delaying claiming permanently increases benefits. This article uses Modeling Income in the Near Term data to determine the socioeconomic characteristics of individuals who claim at various ages. The authors then describe a number of novel approaches aimed at encouraging...
The Social Security Statement: Background, Implementation, and Recent Developments
In 1995, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began mailing annual earnings and benefit statements to workers aged 60 or older. By 2000, SSA was sending these statements to all workers aged 25 or older. It was the largest customized mailing ever undertaken by a federal agency. This article describes the development and implementation of the Social Security Statement; the changes in its...
Recruitment in the Mental Health Treatment Study: A Behavioral Health/Employment Intervention for Social Security Disabled-Worker Beneficiaries
The recent development of evidence-based behavioral health and vocational rehabilitation interventions for persons with serious psychiatric impairments created the impetus for exploring the efficacy of those interventions if they were widely available to Social Security Disability Insurance beneficiaries. As a first step in this endeavor—a multisite randomized trial for providing interventions to
Earnings and Disability Program Participation of Youth Transition Demonstration Participants after 24 Months
Using data from Social Security Administration (SSA) program records, this article evaluates employment and SSA disability program payment outcomes for youths participating in SSA’s Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) project. Participants were randomly assigned to treatment or control groups at each of six project sites. Treatment-group youths in the YTD received extra employment-related and...
Immigrants and Retirement Resources
The extensive literature documenting differences in wages between immigrant and native-born workers suggests that immigrants may enter retirement at a significant financial disadvantage relative to workers born in the United States. However, little work has examined differences in retirement resources and retirement security between immigrants and natives. In this article, we use data from the...
How Do Trends in Women's Labor Force Activity and Marriage Patterns Affect Social Security Replacement Rates?
Changes in the role of women in the economy and in the family have affected both the amount and the type of Social Security benefits they receive in retirement. Women’s labor force participation rate increased from less than 40 percent in 1950 to more than 70 percent in 2011. Over much of the same period, marriage rates fell and divorce rates rose. This article examines how women’s higher...
Improving Access to Commercial Websites Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
In 1990, Congress enacted the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA")-one of the most comprehensive sets of antidiscrimination laws to date. Title III of the ADA requires private businesses to make reasonable efforts to ensure that disabled individuals are able to access their "place[s] of public accommodation." However, as the Internet has grown more ubiquitous in Americans’...
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Choice Architecture and the Locus of Fiduciary Obligation in Defined Contribution Plans
The insights of choice architecture have produced regulatory and voluntary changes that have expanded the use of default settings in defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans. As a result, increased numbers of employees now save for retirement through 401(k) plans and many save more money. The current approach to investment default settings, however, has been less successful in achieving...