Denial of Pensions

Pennsylvania Pension Dispute Attorneys

If you work in the private sector and your employer has established a pension program, it must follow a number of federal regulations under the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). Most of these regulations boil down to one simple thing: If your employer has a pension program, it must keep its promises to employees. Unfortunately, sometimes employers fail to honor their promises to their employees. As a result, employees do not get the pension benefits they should receive.

If your employer has not kept its promises to you, you have the right to take action. The Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates represents employees who are not being paid proper pension benefits.

The primary issues in any pension dispute involve an employer's failure to properly fund a pension program, to properly manage a pension program, or some combination of both. As to funding, employers must place some of their own money in a pension fund for when workers retire. When employers loot this fund to pay for other obligations, their actions are against the law. Further, employers have a duty to make reasonable investments in order to ensure that the pension fund is protected.

When employers fail to fund or manage a pension fund, the results can be disastrous. In other situations, employers may attempt to fire an employee just before his or her pension is about to vest. These actions are also ERISA violations.

ERISA is a complex body of law. It is not an area that a lawyer can have a passing familiarity with. To give yourself the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome, your lawyer must have an in-depth understanding of ERISA and similar regulations. Our law firm has successfully represented a number of employees in ERISA litigation, and is prepared to discuss the specifics of your situation.

Contact the Pittsburgh ERISA Attorneys of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates

Call 412-567-5444 , or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.