The Department of Labor (“DOL”) just increased civil monetary penalty amounts that may be assessed for violations of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

The new penalties apply to DOL assessments made on or after August 2, 2016, for violations occurring after November 2, 2015.

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Are you seeing more ERISA Plaintiffs asserting claims seeking penalties for delayed production of ERISA-related documents?

29 U.S.C. 1132(c)(1) allows the Court to impose penalties of up to $110 per day for delays in producing documents requested in writing.

But are those written requests for ERISA documents sufficiently detailed to create a risk of penalties?