Employee Benefits, particularly in retirement, are often guaranteed by federal law based on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Federal Labor and Management Relations Act (LMRA), and other federal laws that secure employment benefits from being rescinded. Over the course of the past fifteen years, employers have too frequently sought to improve their bottom lines by reducing employee pensions, retiree health benefits, and other employment income. The founder of the Schwaba Law Firm, Andrew J. Schwaba, has a wealth of experience recovering employment benefits rescinded by employers.
Schwaba Law Firm has also preserved employment benefits for people on an individual basis as well.
For example, in Curtis v. Alcoa, 3:06-cv-448 (E.D. TN), Mr. Schwaba represented a class of approximately 20,000 retirees of Alcoa Inc. alleged the company improperly reduced the retirees healthcare benefits, thereby cutting the retirees’ monthly pension benefits as well. The Plaintiffs alleged the reduction violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA). In Merkner v. AK Steel, 1:09-cv-423 (S.D. OH), Andrew represented a class of approximately 3,000 retirees of AK Steel from AK Steel’s Butler, Pennsylvania plant. The Plaintiffs alleged the Defendant reduced their vested lifetime healthcare benefits, thereby reducing their pensions – in violation of ERISA and the LMRA.
If you have had employee benefits or insurance proceeds wrongly denied or reduced, contact the Schwaba Law Firm and let us determine if we can help you recover.