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Butch Lewis Act approved in the House Education & Labor Committee

On Tuesday, Karen Friedman, Katie Jonckheer (our new summer intern), and I were on Capitol Hill for a markup in the Education & Labor Committe More...

New tactics being deployed in challenging church plans

Participants in pension plans exempt from federal regulation due to their church plan status are forging ahead with legal and legislative challenges and some new tactics, despite a 2017 Supreme Court decision that did not go their way.

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Learn How to Invest Wisely for (and in) Retirement

The Pension Rights Center’s legal program responds to hundreds of inquiries from individuals who need an attorney’s help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit.  In fact, in 2018 we received almost two thousand help requests from individuals online or over the phone.  And our public education materials provide helpful information to many more individuals who More...

New Jersey hospital pensioners sue Newark Archdiocese

Former employees of Saint James Hospital filed a lawsuit on May 7 in the Superior Court of Essex County New Jersey alleging that the Archdiocese of Newark has wrongly denied them at least $2.7 million in lifetime pension benefits.

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Campaigns should make pensions a priority

If candidates are smart, saving pensions should be part of their every conversation with voters. Specifically, there should be a dialogue in both parties about how to solve the multiemployer crisis. Time is running out on many of these severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans and policymakers can’t dilly dally any longer. More...

Are you a QDRO attorney? Join our network!

In a blog post last fall I talked about one of my roles as the Pension Rights Center’s Staff Attorney, which is providing information and referrals to individuals who call us for help in obtaining their retirement benefits. More...

Joint letter to Secretary of the Treasury on Notice 2019-18 on Lump Sum Buy-Outs

The Pension Rights Center, AARP, the Alliance for Retired Americans and the National Retiree Legislative Network sent a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin urging him to rescind a recent notice that would allow companies to offer lump sum buy-out offers to retirees already receiving their benefits.

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Recognizing the Pension Counseling Attorneys on Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Today – the second Tuesday in April – is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day.  The holiday was invented in 2008 by a non-lawyer who recognized that lawyers often get a bad rap and that a lot of lawyers deserve to be recognized for all of the good that they do.

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When Orchestras Strike: The Recent History of Orchestral Labor Strife

In the fall of 2016, a performance of Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra took on a special significance. More...

There’s a retirement crisis in America where most will be unable to afford a ‘solid life’

It's financial literacy month, do you know where your retirement is?

CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman rings the NASDAQ opening bell today to kick off the special month, created in 2003 to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.

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