Notable Developments as of 2021.06.19
2021.06.19 Profits Interests. For those in search of compensation that is taxed at capital gain rates (rather than as ordinary income), profits interests are worth consideration. There is complexity and an administrative burden, but the potential tax benefits often outweigh those costs. See Profits Interests for further information, as well as a CPA's newly-released article.
021.05.06 Caveat Employer: Claims Risks after Release Signed. It truly hurts to pay severance and then get sued. That's what recently happened to IKEA, because ... continued at Severance Agreement Litigation.
2021.04.02 Project Completion Plan not under ERISA - Employer Loses. It was a close call. The employer argued for ERISA preemption in order to foreclose former employees from asserting a wide range of possible claims in state court. The 5th Circuit decided against the employer because ... continued atSeverance Plan Litigation.
2020.09.11 National Pension Award to Fund Local Social Justice Awards. These two are linked thanks to this recently-announced ACEBC award. If you are interested in (1) hearing about a possible change to ERISA to enable retirees to convert their account balances into cost-efficient annuities, or (2) supporting social justice awards planned in 2020 for Washington (DC), Annapolis (MD), and Charleston (SC), please visit this page.
2020.07.15 "Getting Severance Right" begins with the following advice that makes this Bloomberg article worth reading: "Some employers think it is safest to follow informal, unwritten practices and to avoid the federal labor law known as ERISA. They should read on." For topically-organized information about severance plans and practices, see Severance.
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