Pennsylvania Federal Judge: 401(k) Plan Document Qualifies As Trust Agreement

Mealey's (February 9, 2016, 1:46 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — Allegations that an employer violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act by failing to provide, upon request by a former employee, a copy of a trust agreement were rejected Feb. 5 by a Pennsylvania federal judge, who instead found that the company’s provision of the operative 401(k) plan document satisfied 29 U.S. Code Sections 1024(b)(4) and 1103(a) (Derrick Askew v. R.L. Reppert Inc., et al., No. 11-4003, E.D. Pa.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14448).

(Decision available. Document #54-160309-001Z.)

In so concluding, U.S. Judge James...
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