The firm is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2016, Gary has become a partner at Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine, LLP. Gary has been with the firm since its founding in February 2008 and he brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of ERISA and benefits law to the firm’s clients. Please… Read more »
ABGL News & Publications
James Versocki was recently named as a 2016 Who’s Who in Labor Law by the Long Island Business News. James was recognized for the work he performs for ABGL’s clients and joins partners Gary Thayer and Robert Archer as recipients of this recognition.
James W. Versocki has been appointed to serve on the Professionals Committee of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans , the premier training organization for trustees and administrators of Taft-Hartley Plans. The three year term affords James the opportunity to assist in the development of critical training and educational materials for Taft-Hartley trustees and… Read more »
Wage practices of restaurants, especially involving the allocation and sharing of gratuities, have become a constant source of litigation due to confusion over who can participate in a tip pool. Tip pooling is the practice where food-service employees pool their tips and then share in the aggregated tips amongst certain tip eligible staff.[i] Current litigation… Read more »
ABGL Senior Associate Gary Thayer is nominated as Chair for the 2013 ERISA Advisory Council topic, Succesful Retirement Plan Communications for Various Population Segments. Through testimony and research, the Council will explore what communication efforts and plan design options are most effective in encouraging participants of certain population segments to save for retirement.
Letter: NFL refs show need for unions September 30, 2012 The “Monday Night Football” game between the Seahawks and the Packers was an aberration of professional sports [“NFL stumbling with replacement refs,” Editorial, Sept. 26]. What was really on display is the glaring difference between referees who are nonunion and those who are trained while… Read more »
On January 30, 2012, ABGL Attorney James Versocki testified before the New York City Council on the necessity for transparency at the NYC Department of Housing & Preservation. James’ testimony focused on the need for public access to contracting information to assist workers who are being underpaid on HPD contracts or supervised projects. ABGL attorneys… Read more »
Nov. 10 — BNA, Inc. Construction Labor Report Benefit Plans Court Affirms Benefit Miscalculation Ruling For Individual Plaintiff, Remands Class Claims BNA Snapshot Novella v. Westchester County, 2d Cir., No. 09-4061-cv(L), 11/3/11 Key Holding: The Second Circuit affirmed a lower court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of a pension plan participant regarding the plan’s… Read more »
On Thursday, March 3, 2011, ABGL Partner Marty Glennon’s article on the need for an Infrastructure on Long Island was published in the Op-Ed Section of Newsday. In his article, Mr. Glennon explains how financing from union pensions would create jobs and spark the economy. http://www.newsday.com/opinion/oped/special-banks-can-help-li-rebuild-1.2725723
DOL Appoints to ERISA Advisory CouncilFive New Members, Plus Chair, Vice Chair The Labor Department announced Dec. 21 that it has appointed five new members as well as a new chair and vice chair to the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans for 2011. The 15-member council, also known as the ERISA… Read more »