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Court Ruling Protects the Public Sector Pensions

January 12, 2018 by

Legacy members of the County retirement systems in Alameda, Contra Costa and Merced counties obtained a tremendous victory from California’s First Appellate District on January 8, 2018 in a closely watched case challenging certain provisions… Read More

Yard-Man is Dead, Long Live Yard-Man!

January 28, 2015 by

In M&G Polymers v. Tackett a unanimous Supreme Court overturned the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ seminal Yard-Man decision, but a concurring opinion by four justices has widened the door for retirees in other circuits… Read More

Affordable Care Act “Play or Pay” Penalties Postponed Until 2015

July 3, 2013 by

The U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday announced, with little fanfare, that it will not enforce the employer shared responsibility (aka “play or pay”) provisions of the Affordable Care Act until 2015.  The details are… Read More

Courts Order Release of Public Employee Retirement Information

October 13, 2011 by

In three cases this year, California Courts of Appeal have ruled the California Public Records Act (CPRA) requires county employee retirement systems to disclose pension recipient names and the benefits amount received by retirees. Each… Read More

Congress Passes Pension Reform Legislation

October 12, 2006 by

This past August, Congress passed the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA), often described as the most sweeping retirement plan legislation since 1974’s Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The PPA makes changes for single-employer… Read More