2nd Circle Alongside the pension fund in the ERISA dispute

By Kellie Mejdrich (March 2, 2022, 4:56 PM EST) – The Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that a union pension fund was within its power to require workers to stop working as a condition to receive early retirement benefits, indicating the fund’s conclusion that employees cannot work and collect benefits simultaneously made sense.

The Second Circuit said it was reasonable for a union pension fund to conclude that employees cannot work and simultaneously obtain early retirement benefits. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) A three-judge panel has found that the UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 22 Pension Fund, the plan administrator and trustees of the fund n breached employee retirement income security…

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