Mealey's Labor & Employment - New Jersey Federal Judge Rules Pension Plan Is Not ERISA Church Plan

Mealey's Labor & Employment - New Jersey Federal Judge Rules Pension Plan Is Not ERISA Church Plan

TRENTON, N.J. - A pension plan sponsored by a nonprofit health care corporation that is controlled by or associated with a church does not qualify for exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act as a church plan, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled March 31 in an unpublished opinion (Laurence Kaplan v. Saint Peter's Healthcare System, et al., No. 13-2941, D. N.J.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 44963).

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