September 2018 Archives

Maximum period and early termination of COBRA


New York workers count health coverage as one of the most important benefits they consider when they take a job. Workers who lose health benefits can select from a group health plan for a certain time-period if the loss of those benefits was because of job loss, having their work hours reduced, switching from one job to another, and for other reasons. This is known as the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). For those who meet the qualifications to get COBRA, it is important to remember certain facts about it. Two that are vital are the maximum periods for which the worker can be covered, and when early termination might happen. Union representation is key to ensuring members of the union have their COBRA benefits as they are entitled.

Union representation is a must with political issues


Unions in New York and New Jersey will know the value of having representation that has their interests in mind. Similarly, it is important for a union and its members to have a friendly advocate for its interests in strong political positions. That can be accomplished by supporting and gaining the support of political candidates. There is a difference between legal contributions and support and those that violate the law. Having legal protection is a must to ensure avoiding problems.

Employee benefits at center of Whole Foods workers' union drive


While unions in New York face many difficulties and obstacles as they seek to maximize the wages and benefits that their union members get, one of the toughest situations for workers is when they do not have a union at all and are trying to form one. There can be an endless number of reasons why employees want to unionize. One that is common is when there is a new owner of the business they work for and they have concerns as to what the future holds. When trying to form a union for collective bargaining, to ensure the employer adheres to labor laws and to get the best possible employee benefits, it is critical to have a law firm that understands how to represent unions.

MLBPA prepares for collective bargaining with new director


When it is time to get to the bargaining table for a union's collective bargaining negotiation, the case must be organized, the desires must be clear and the attempt to repair various problems must be addressed. Having legal assistance is one of the most important factors to attempt to reach a successful negotiation.

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