Wayne Smith

Fiduciary Duties of Multiemployer Plan Trustees Under ERISA

The recent financial crisis has had a substantial negative effect on the solvency of multiemployer pension plans, including many union pension plans. Most of these plans are governed by a board of trustees made up of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Health Care Reform Considerations for Employers

On March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law. That legislation set the stage for sweeping health care reform in the United States. The Act is structured on a model in which most…more

Plain English Guide to the Illinois Employee Classification Act

The Employee Classification Act (820 ILCS 185/1-999) was signed into law August 6, 2007 and became effective January 1, 2008. The stated purpose of the law is to address the practice in the construction industry of some…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Withdrawal Liability in the 21st Century

The Multi-employer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980 (“MPPAA”) (Pub. Law 96-364) amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), to impose liability for a share of the unfunded vested benefits…more
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