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Taft-Hartley Plans

Lawyers for Taft-Hartley Plans

Miller Shah LLP has significant and varied experience representing Taft-Hartley health, welfare, and benefit plans in a variety of matters. We represent the trustees or third-party administrators of defined benefit plans in regulatory compliance matters and in litigation, such as recovery of fees or losses. We have also defended trustees in claims of breach of fiduciary duty.

With multiple offices across the United States, our firm is equipped to handle Taft-Hartley matters and other employee benefits and fiduciary compliance cases nationwide.

Taft-Hartley Multi-Employer Benefit Plans

The Taft-Hartley Act allows union employees at private companies to join forces with other union groups to set up health plans and other benefits. Section 302(c)(5) of Taft-Hartley, also known as the Labor Management Relations Act, provides for multi-employer health, welfare, and benefit plans, which must meet the following three criteria: (1) one or more employers contribute to (2) a plan collectively bargained with each participating employer (2) with the plan and its assets jointly managed by a board of trustees whose members are equally drawn from labor and management.

Taft-Hartley plans may provide various types of benefits:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Apprenticeships and training
  • Child care services
  • Disability and accident insurance
  • Employee legal services
  • Housing assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical care and hospitalization
  • Mental health coverage
  • Pension benefits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Supplemental unemployment benefits
  • Vacation, holiday, and severance
  • Vision and dental plans

The attorneys of Miller Shah have an established history and track record of representing Taft-Hartley plans in a variety of compliance and litigation matters, including issues arising in connection with the following matters:

We typically represent the defined benefit pension plan in regulatory compliance matters or recovery of fees on behalf of the members. On occasion, we are also called upon to defend trustees and plan administrators against allegations of fraud, self-dealing, mismanagement, or other breach of fiduciary duty. We resolve disputes through arbitration and negotiated settlements where feasible, but our proven trial lawyers are prepared to go to court.

Miller Shah is a leader in Taft-Hartley litigation and related gatekeeper cases. Contact our firm to arrange a consultation regarding conflicts involving multi-employer pension plans. We handle cases in California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and in other jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Over 1 BILLION Recovered

Our team is equipped and prepared for complicated, high-stakes cases in all areas of business and civil litigation. We continuously strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients.

Novartis False Claims Act Settlement

$642 Million

Novartis False Claims Act Settlement
DST ERISA Class Action Settlement

$124.6 Million

DST ERISA Class Action Settlement
Teva False Claims Act Settlement

$54 Million

Teva False Claims Act Settlement
Norwegian Salmon Antitrust Settlement

$33 Million

Norwegian Salmon Antitrust Settlement
Virgin Airlines Wage and Hour Settlement

$31 Million

Virgin Airlines Wage and Hour Settlement
AMC Securities Settlement

$18 Million

AMC Securities Settlement
Eversource Energy ERISA Class Action Settlement

$14 Million

Eversource Energy ERISA Class Action Settlement
Universal Health Services ERISA Class Action Settlement

$12.5 Million

Universal Health Services ERISA Class Action Settlement
Safeway ERISA Class Action Settlement

$8.5 Million

Safeway ERISA Class Action Settlement
LinkedIn ERISA Class Action Settlement

$6.75 Million

LinkedIn ERISA Class Action Settlement
Coca-Cola ERISA Class Action Settlement

$3.5 Million

Coca-Cola ERISA Class Action Settlement
Beth Israel Medical ERISA Class Action Settlement

$2.9 Million

Beth Israel Medical ERISA Class Action Settlement
Rush University Medical ERISA Class Action Settlement

$2.9 Million

Rush University Medical ERISA Class Action Settlement
L Brands ERISA Class Action Settlement

$2.75 Million

L Brands ERISA Class Action Settlement
Omnicom ERISA Class Action Settlement

$2.45 Million

Omnicom ERISA Class Action Settlement

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