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Prenuptial agreement not an effective waiver of spousal rights
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2013

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit demonstrates the potential limitations of prenuptial agreements purporting to


Employer breached fiduciary duty by allowing ineligible employee to enroll in plan
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2013

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia held that an employer breached its fiduciary duty by misleading an employee regarding


Acquired employees were properly denied shutdown benefits
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

Acquisitions and the offer of transition benefits for acquired employees under a seller’s plans can be tricky


Annual withdrawal liability payments calculated at highest contribution rate for all groups, excludes surcharge
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2014

Woodbridge Logistics, LLC was a contributing employer to a multiemployer pension fund prior to its withdrawal from the fund in February 2011


District court unimpressed by claim of “People’s Court” decision on divorce
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

A Maryland District Court charged with deciding whether a retired union worker's first wife was entitled to spousal benefits in her ex-husband's


President and shareholder not liable for contributions to multi-employer plans
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

A series of welfare and pension trust funds filed an action against the president and shareholder of Hawk, Inc. alleging that the individual was personally responsible for amounts deducted from employees’ paychecks and other amounts not contributed to the relevant multi-employer plans


Post-normal retirement date benefit accruals
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

Defined benefit plan administrators can find the rules dealing with benefit accruals and actuarial adjustment after normal retirement date are complex and confusing


Asset sale exception to multiemployer withdrawal liability upheld
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2011

Underfunded multiemployer pension plans assess "withdrawal liability" to a contributing employer if the employer ceases to contribute to the plan either wholly (a "complete withdrawal") or where there is a 70 percent or more reduction in contributions (a "partial withdrawal"


Separation policy benefit is not an “early retirement subsidy” subject to QDRO
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • May 31 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently ruled that a retirement subsidy to a terminated employee provided under a separation policy is not subject to division under a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) prepared in connection with the employee’s 2005 divorce


Failure to request arbitration bars challenge to withdrawal liability assessment
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

A collective bargaining agreement required that an employer contribute to both a multiemployer fringe benefit fund and to a multi-employer pension