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Six Reinhart attorneys have been named new shareholders. Continue

Malinda J. Eskra has been named Reinhart's 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Each year, the firm recognizes a Reinhart attorney who best demonstrates our commitment to serve those otherwise unable to obtain needed legal services. Continue

Thirty-seven Reinhart attorneys, paralegals and staff volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to work together on school beautification projects. Continue

Reinhart shareholder Bruce Block is among a group of four Milwaukee-area business executives who will be inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame. Continue

Reinhart has organized a day of service and volunteerism for its attorneys and staff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a paid day off, firm-sponsored holiday. Continue

Knowledge

Benefits Counselor February 2017

A comprehensive summary of upcoming compliance deadlines and reminders, retirement plan developments and health and welfare plan developments.

DOL Updates Guidance on Proxy Voting and ESG

The DOL's new guidance for ERISA plans withdraws prior guidance and supports ERISA plans in voting proxies, engaging with companies and incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making. ERISA plans may wish to review and update their proxy voting policies, statements of investment policy and investment manager contracts to reflect the new guidance.

| Megan K. Jackson, Keith L. Johnson

Plan Now For FY2018 H-1B Cap Filing Season

Employers considering sponsoring individuals for H-1B status to work in the United States should prepare now so that they are ready to file H-1B petitions for these individual on April 1, 2017. Each year the U.S. government only issues a limited number of H-1B visas for individuals seeking to enter H-1B status so that they can work in specialty and professional positions in the United States. Employers may first apply for the new batch of H-1B visas on April 1, 2017, and they are likely to be all snapped up within the first week that they are available.

| Benjamin T. Kurten