James Damon

James Damon

Associate

James Damon is an associate in Covington’s Washington, DC office, where he practices with the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group.

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Dynamex Alters the Employee Classification Landscape in California

Ten months ago the California Supreme Court rendered its unanimous decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, a case that articulated a new standard for classifying employees and independent contractors.  Given the importance of this decision, we provided analysis on this case when it was first decided.  However, once issued, this new Dynamex … Continue Reading

Executive Order on Strengthening Retirement Security in America: Impact on Required Minimum Distributions from Defined Contribution Accounts

On the last day of August, the Trump administration signed an executive order proposing a number of changes which the administration says is intended to strengthen retirement security in America, specifically, by expanding access to multiple employer plans and reducing the costs and burdens associated with employee plan notices.  However, tucked away at the end of … Continue Reading

Reducing Required Minimum Distributions from a Defined Contribution Plan: The Spousal Rollover IRA

During a participant’s lifetime, required minimum distributions (“RMDs”) from a defined contribution plan are relatively small in size.  Less favorable treatment may apply after the participant’s death, depending on the distribution options offered by the plan, the form of distribution elected by the participant, the age of the beneficiary and the relationship between the participant … Continue Reading
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