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Court rules in favor of workers in pension employment dispute

Those who work for the public sector often do so based on the benefits that typically come with the position. Unfortunately, due to cost-saving efforts, many cities and towns have looked for ways to ensure that pensions and other retirement accounts can be funded through measures that reduce benefits. There have been many California workers over the years who have been caught up in an employment dispute related to reductions in these types of benefits.

Proposed legislation stirs employment dispute over pensions

One of the most popular incentives for those who seek positions in the public sector is the possibility of securing a reliable pension plan. Unfortunately, many states and companies are having difficulty meeting the demands that these retirement benefits place on stressed budgets. There have been many employment disputes concerning cuts to retirement plans involving California workers over recent years.

Teachers win protracted court case over employment contract issue

Those who elect to devote their careers to education often invest a great deal of time and emotional energy in exchange for a set wage. While the vast majority of teachers strive to provide a quality education to their students, employment contract issues often take both a financial and motivational toll. Many California educators have found themselves caught up in these types of disputes with their local government officials.

Public employees protest proposed changes to employment contract

For the past several years, states have had to try to cut budgets in order to ensure that public services can function in spite of purportedly decreased revenues. Unfortunately, many of those proposed budget cuts will affect those who work in the public sector, and this may include modifying an existing employment contract for many. However, any time these changes are proposed, workers here in California and elsewhere do have the right to seek an alternative remedy.

Judge rules in favor of former CEO in employment pension case

A judge recently ruled that an agreement between the former CEO and president of Mechanics Bank must be honored based on its original intent. The ruling settles a lawsuit that the former employer filed against the bank over an employment pension dispute. The bank, which operates multiple branches throughout California, had requested that the suit be dismissed last year for lack of merit.

Court affords miners first victory in ongoing employment dispute

In 1946, coal miners were guaranteed the right to have pension and health benefits for life. Throughout the intervening years, this right has been protected, though recent threats to that right have resulted in the union and miners being involved in a protracted employment dispute with the company that provides these benefits. While this particular battle does not primarily apply to California workers, the final decision could have an impact on future battles over benefits for other industries.

Government offices take sides in important employment matter

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was signed into law in 1974 and became effective in 1975. It set certain standards that employers must meet whenever they offer retirement plans to workers. There were exemptions built into the law and many religious organizations benefited from those allowances. However, the exemption may now be consistently applied to church-run hospitals. There are potentially thousands of workers in California who could be negatively affected by this crucial employment matter.

Pension matters may cause an employment dispute

There is often confusion for California workers about the difference between their benefits regarding pensions and Social Security upon retirement. This can be a complicated matter, and these differences can cause an employment dispute if not handled correctly. The following article could give a brief understanding of the two retirement annuities.

Mandatory sick leave may affect employment in California

In the past, many employees here in California may have been permitted to have a sick day, but they often also had to miss out on a day's wages. This is all about to change -- starting in 2015, a majority of employees in this state who meet certain requirements will be entitled to receive at least three days of paid sick leave annually. These new laws could have an affect on employment agreements, though it remains to be seen whether these effects will be positive or negative.

California employment dispute over pension reduction

According to reports, certain California nurses gathered around in a protest regarding pension benefits. This employment dispute is a result of a proposed decrease in the amount of monthly retirement benefits from one of the largest health care systems. Dignity Health has over 300 facilities in California and other areas with 56,000 employees, including 11,000 physicians. They are set to negotiate the terms of the agreement.

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