New tactics being deployed in challenging church plans
Participants in pension plans exempt from federal regulation due to their church plan status are forging ahead with legal and legislative challenges and some new tactics, despite a 2017 Supreme Court decision that did not go their way.
Learn How to Invest Wisely for (and in) Retirement
By Emily Spreiser The Pension Rights Center’s legal program responds to hundreds of inquiries from individuals who need an attorney’s help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit. In fact, in 2018 we received almost two thousand help requests from individuals online or over the phone. And our public education materials provide helpful information to […]
New Jersey hospital pensioners sue Newark Archdiocese
Former employees of Saint James Hospital filed a lawsuit on May 7 in the Superior Court of Essex County New Jersey alleging that the Archdiocese of Newark has wrongly denied them at least $2.7 million in lifetime pension benefits. The retirees’ complaint alleges that their pensions were payable for life and fully protected by federal […]
Campaigns should make pensions a priority
By Karen Friedman If candidates are smart, saving pensions should be part of their every conversation with voters. Specifically, there should be a dialogue in both parties about how to solve the multiemployer crisis. Time is running out on many of these severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans and policymakers can’t dilly dally any longer. It’s […]