Oregon’s retirement savings plan for private-sector employees came under fire Oct. 12 when an employer industry group filed a lawsuit alleging federal law bars certain parts of it (The ERISA Industry Comm. v. Read, D. Or., No. 3:17-cv-01605, complaint filed 10/12/17).

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act expressly preempts the recently enacted Oregon law and its regulations that require employers that sponsor ERISA-governed plans to report on certain plan activities, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court...