Joint Employer Status Does Not Require Nonsignatories To Make Plan Contributions

(October 20, 2015, 1:55 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — Joint employer status, without more, cannot bind a nonsignatory to a collective bargaining agreement entered into by another employer to make contributions to employee fringe benefit plans, a Pennsylvania federal judge said Oct. 15 in refusing to extend liability to the nonsignatories under Section 515 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Carpenters Combined Funds Inc. v. Kelly Systems Inc., et al., No. 15-1091, M.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140278).

(Opinion available. Document #54-151111-003Z.)

Carpenters Combined Funds Inc. filed suit in the...
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