The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has issued its long-anticipated decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (pdf), establishing a new test for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or the “Act”). Because this revised standard will resonate with businesses relying on contractors and staffing firms throughout
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ERISA at 40: A Time to Assess Multiemployer Defined Benefit Pension Plans
As the 40th anniversary of the landmark Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is noted, an article by Allen B. Roberts featured in the Winter 2014 Benefits Law Journal observes that participating employees and contributing employers – as the primary stakeholders in the fortunes of multiemployer defined benefit pension plans – may not be among…
Unions Swim Against the Tide as Pension Issues Surface for Negotiations and Organizing
Our colleague Allen B. Roberts recently wrote a client advisory entitled “Unions Swim Against the Tide as Pension Issues Surface for Negotiations and Organizing,” which appears on Epstein Becker Green’s website.
Following is an excerpt:
Contributions to multiemployer defined benefit pension plans have been a mainstay, legacy feature of union negotiations in…