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Public Employees Retirement

Looking Forward: New California Laws for Public Agencies

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Like years past, there were plenty of laws passed in Sacramento in 2016 that will impact public agencies. Here is a summary of those that have specific importance to your work. We hope that you will contact us for further...more

Case Note: Public-Private Partnership and ERISA’s Governmental Plan Exception

by Jackson Walker on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit used the 6 factor test in Revenue Ruling 57-128 to determine that a group of retirees could not bring their welfare benefit plan claims under ERISA. ...more

Appellate Court Notes

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

- Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: - SC19422 - Awdziewicz v. Meriden Certain police officers retired, entitling them to pension benefits under the City Charter as previously modified in a separate lawsuit...more

Massachusetts DOR May Lose Staff This Summer

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) likely will have significantly less employees starting July 1, 2015, due to a Massachusetts employee retirement incentive program. Governor Charlie Baker recently signed...more

Court of Appeal Strikes Down 2011 S.F. Charter Requirement that SFERS Be "Fully Funded" Before Vested Supplemental COLAs May be...

by Nossaman LLP on

In a March 27, 2015 opinion, the First District Court of Appeal unanimously declared a voter-approved amendment to the Charter of the City and County of San Francisco (City) to be unconstitutional as applied to current City...more

Illinois Supreme Court Rules that Public Sector Retiree Health Subsidies are Constitutionally Protected Benefits

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

As covered in more detail in a separate alert, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in Kanerva v. Weems by a 6-1 margin that state-subsidized retiree health coverage premiums are subject to the pension protection clause of the...more

California State Employee To Be Paid More Than $800,000

by Allen Matkins on

It’s Good Work, If You Can Get It According to a story by Michael D. Morois, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System recently doubled bonuses to its staff, paying an aggregate of $7.7 million to some 130...more

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Legislation Requiring Public Employees To Contribute To Retirement Accounts

In a 4-3 decision in Scott v. Williams, No. SC12-520 (Fla. Jan. 17, 2013), the Florida Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of a 2011 law, Senate Bill 2100, requiring Florida’s public employees to contribute...more

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