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Your ERISA Watch – Court Finds that Wage/Benefit Ordinance for Hotel Workers Is Not Preempted by ERISA

Hello, ERISA Watchers!  Since Wednesday’s mid-week report, there were not any more exciting circuit court decisions.  Today, I want to highlight a preemption decision out of my backyard in  California Hotels and Lodging Association v. The City of Oakland, No.…

Your ERISA Watch – Plan Trustees May Be “Surcharged” to Remedy Breach of Trust Causing a Loss of Benefits Under Unrelated Plan

This week’s notable decision, DeRogatis v. Bd. of Trustees of the Cent. Pension Fund of the Int’l Union of Operating Engineers, No. 14 Civ. 8863 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. June 13, 2019), follows a remand from the Second Circuit to decide whether…

Your ERISA Watch – Court Rules Collective Bargaining Agreement Provides Vested Lifetime Benefits

Finally!  A win for employees on the promise to provide lifetime healthcare benefits.  This week’s notable decision is a reported decision out of the Northern District of Illinois, Stone v. Signode Indus. Grp., LLC, No. 17 C 5360, __F.Supp.3d__, 2019…

Your ERISA Watch – Sixth Circuit Vacates Arbitrator’s Award of Enhanced Healthcare Coverage to Retirees

This week’s notable decision is an unpublished decision from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals:  International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace And Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), et al., v. TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, No. 18-1160, __F.App’x__, 2019 WL 1040636 (6th…

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