A federal law known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) sets minimum standards for most retirement and health plans in private industry. To protect individuals in these plans, Congress allowed individual workers to sue on behalf of the plan. But some corporations try to block such suits by slipping waivers into their contracts.
In a brief on behalf of Public Justice in Harrison v. Envision Management Holding, Inc. Board, we explain why such waivers violate ERISA and undermine the retirement protections Congress intended workers to have.
This case is being heard in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, on appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. This brief urges the court to affirm the district court’s opinion.