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I am about to retire from an employer that offers an

I am about to retire from an employer that offers an ERISA-qualified pension (401a). I read the official plan document and found out that the employer can cancel the pension plan at any time for any reason. Most likely this good employer will not do that, but if it does, the plan says that retirees receiving a monthly pension could be turned over to an insurance company for continued annuity or given a lump sum to replace their remaining benefit. Let's say this happens several years from now and I have outlived my life expectancy. Could it be that I will have completely exhausted my benefit and my remaining benefit will be $0?Thank you for your advice,Jane

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I relocated 19 months ago job. I have a relocation contract

I relocated 19 months ago for a job. I have a relocation contract stating that if I quit before 3 years, I am liable for the relocation costs reduced by a third every year. My current company is not doing well financially and effective June 1st has stopped accrual of vacation, meaning we are no longer getting paid vacation. The company is also implementing mandatory days off where I must use my little remaining vacation or get it unpaid. In my offer letter, I was getting 3.5 weeks paid vacation a year. Does the change in benefits void my relocation contract?

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I live in Maryland. I worked company months and found I

I live in Maryland. I worked for a company for 2 months and found I needed surgery. I requested FMLA and ADA leave for my 4-6 week recovery (as the company requires) and was denied for both. I was given a letter stating ADA was denied as it would cause an undue hardship on the company. The letter stated I was eligible for rehire. I chose not to reapply once recovered because I didn't like the way the H/R group handled the situation. Since then, I've requested a distribution of the funds I contributed to their salary savings plan ($1500) back in February. They still have not released my funds. I have also been paying $600/month to keep COBRA medical insurance. However, the company has not updated my payment information with my medical provider, Blue Cross, since February. Therefore, Blue Cross is saying I haven't been covered since March 1, 2016, though I've paid through June 30, 2016. Do I have a course of action on any of these matters? I really want the company penalized as they are now causing me an undue hardship. Thank you for your time.

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My son broke s back last Oct on the job and has been out of

My son broke his back last Oct on the job and has been out of work . This past Friday, he received a letter from Workers Comp for him to report to light duty work this past Monday. All of this time, nothing was said about cancelling his health insurance. Last Thursday, he tried to have a prescription filled, and was told his health insurance has been cancelled. When he reported to work and inquired, he was told that they "guessed since the company paid half of the ins. and he paid the other half, and had not been working to pay his half, that BCBS cancelled it." So when he asked when it would be reinstated, he was told that he missed open enrollment and it would be Dec. 1. So now, he has to go from now until Dec.1 for health insurance. Why did the company not have to notify him or Blue Cross Blue Shield? He had no idea he was losing his health insurance.

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I enrolled in my employer's 401(k) plan, with a 6%

I enrolled in my employer's 401(k) plan, with a 6% contribution. This has been done every year for the past 4 years. I was basically on auto-pilot since I knew it was fixed at 6%, and since I am salaried, I don't really look at my pay stubs online. In March of this year, I logged in to our retirement plan provider's web site to check on things, when I discovered that my employer had not been taking the 6% out and contributing to my plan. Even though right on the webpage it shows I am contributing 6%, there were $0 in personal contributions. It did show my employer had deposited their 6% match for years 2012, 2013, 2014, but not (2015), and they have so far for 2016. However I had no contributions, which means exponentially reduced chance to accumulate money toward retirement (4 years worth)! My company's HR and Treasury have advised there is nothing they can do about this, but have just now corrected the error and my contribution is now being deducted starting on my 6/3/16 paycheck. Do I have any legal recourse for what seems to be a clerical error, or should I just consider this a loss?

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My company has 401k with 3 year cliff vesting. I left after

My company has 401k with 3 year cliff vesting. I left after 1 1/2 , was gone for 7 years, came back so when will I be vested.

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The union trustees created a sham membership contract while

The union trustees created a sham membership contract while an existing agreement was in place. The second CBA was identical and created a year later without knowledge of the Managment trustees violating the the Pension fund rules and trust agreement. The second removing the defined benefit pension plan and replaced it with a 401k plan. This was done with a phones recognition letter with authorization cards signed by the union presidents family members. The cost to the multi employer fund has a cost of roughly 2-3 million dollars. What can we as members do. I reported this as when I becameAware of it as I was the Vice President and a trustee of the pension fund.

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Patrick. My employer of 30 yrs did not notify me that

Hello patrick. My employer of 30 yrs did not notify me that I was terminated. Human resources advised me that I was laid off but fidelity my 401k administrators informed me I had been terminated. I have a pension but I haven't requested my benefits because I was unaware of my status. Do I have a right to my pension benefits retro active to last sept. Which is date of my termination?

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I was recently terminated from and Go. I once had access

I was recently terminated from Kum and Go. I once had access to a workday account. It appears they deleted my account. I lost all my paycheck stubs. Is this lefal?JA: The Employment Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Employment Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I was recently terminated from Kum and Go. I once had access to a workday account. It appears they deleted my account. I lost all my paycheck stubs. I am unsure about the details of my final check. I have no idea what happened with my 401k account. They have removed my access to my employee workday profile. Are they allowed to take block me from my personal info?JA: Is there anything else the Employment Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I have had an issue with a manager telling customers I am being investigated for embezzlement a complete lie. So wanting t know the steps to defamation of character? I contacted the main office over the matter, right to an email the president of the company and nothing was doneJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Employment Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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