Multi-Employer Contribution Matters
Multi-employer plans present unique issues from both a legal perspective and a business perspective and also a business perspective. Employers that participate in these plans must balance their own business needs and the requirements imposed upon them by these plans and by the corresponding collective bargaining agreements. We regularly counsel on complete and partial withdrawal liability issues arising in connection with corporate transactions, workforce reductions, facility moves and shutdowns, and conversion from union to nonunion status. We represent clients with respect to plan audits of contribution amounts, and we defend employers in suits brought by multi-employer plans for additional contributions. In addition, we represent clients who have been assessed withdrawal liability, to negotiate and resolve disputes over the amount, and we initiate arbitration challenging the assessed amounts when appropriate.