Supreme Court title : Christian-Affiliated Hospital Pension Case to be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court
summary : U.S. Supreme Court justices on Friday agreed to hear future appeals from three Christian-affiliated hospital systems about previous court rulings that supported employee lawsuits accusing the hospitals' representatives of wrongly claiming religious exemptions from federal pension law. The effected employees allege the hospital systems actually are big businesses posing as church organizations to avoid minimum funding and reporting requirements on employee pension plans mandated by the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA.
date : Dec 06, 2016 03:13 PM EST
title : New Jersey Pension Deemed Not 'Tax-Exempt Church Plan' by Federal Court, Starts New National Litigation
summary : A pension plan established by New Brunswick, N.J.- based Saint Peter’s Healthcare System does not qualify as a “church plan” that is exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, ruled a U.S. federal appeals court ruled this week. ERISA is the federal pension law that requires such plans to be fully funded, and provides employees with certain rights related to benefit entitlements. St. Peter's employs more than 2,800 people through 27 centers and facilities.
date : Jan 02, 2016 02:29 PM EST