Related to: Health Benefits

Buelow Vetter Successfully Argues That Act 32 Allows the Village of Menomonee Falls to Unilaterally Make Changes to Its Health Care Plan Upon the Expiration of The 2011-2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement

On May 22, 2013, Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission Hearing Examiner Raleigh Jones issued a decision denying the Menomonee Falls Police Association’s prohibited practice complaint and grievance over the Village of Menomonee Falls’ decision to unilaterally implement a new health care plan at the expiration of the parties’ 2011-2012 collective bargaining agreement. Examiner Jones agreed with…

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Employers Need to Carefully Consider COBRA When Negotiating Severance Benefits

A federal circuit court recently decided Bekaert Corp. v. Standard Life Ins. Co. of New York, which emphasizes one of the many complicated legal issues that employers need to consider when designing or negotiating severance arrangements. This case addresses one very common error that we regularly encounter when employers agree to provide health benefits during…

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