Multiemployer Pension Plan Withdrawal: An In-Depth Examination
Strategies for Minimizing Liability and Challenging Assessments
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide counsel to employers that contribute to multiemployer pension plans with an in-depth examination of several recent trends related to multiemployer plan withdrawal liability. The panel will outline recent developments in withdrawal liability litigation, tips for handling withdrawal liability issues in corporate transactions, and developments related to the assessment of withdrawal liability which resulted from the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. We will also discuss two pool arrangements being implemented by several pension funds.
- Overview of multiemployer pension plans
- Partial and complete withdrawals
- Controlled group and successor liability
- Developing issues under MPRA
- Collective bargaining
- Two pool plan design changes
- Arbitration and settlement strategies
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can employers address collective bargaining in the context of potential pension liabilities?
- How should employers respond to a critical status/surcharge notice from a multiemployer pension plan?
- How can employers assess and deal with potential withdrawal liability exposure in both the sort term and long term?
Angela Marie Hubbell
Quarles & Brady
Ms. Hubbell Co-Chairs the firm's ERISA Litigation Practice and has significant benefits and employment litigation... | Read More
Ms. Hubbell Co-Chairs the firm's ERISA Litigation Practice and has significant benefits and employment litigation experience in both trial and appellate courts. Her practice involves counseling and representing employers on a broad range of employee benefits issues, including multiemployer pension plan issues, retirement plans, executive compensation, ERISA compliance, and benefits-related tax issues.Close
Patrick W. Spangler
Mr. Spangler works with in-house counsel and management to provide advice related to litigation, major business... | Read More
Mr. Spangler works with in-house counsel and management to provide advice related to litigation, major business changes, and compliance issues. He has defended a wide range of employment-related cases and has significant experience defending ERISA claims, including breach of fiduciary, retiree health and multiemployer fund litigation. Mr. Spangler is a frequent author and lecturer on employment law topics.Close