Going Through Withdrawal: Strategies for Minimizing Your Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability, Protecting Your Assets, and Saving Your Business

Burr Ridge, IL

Five Seasons Sports Club
6901 S. Madison Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 570-5200 


This interactive workshop will offer unionized employers the opportunity to learn and utilize innovative business planning strategies and aggressive negotiation techniques to address what is likely the most critical challenge facing their companies: multiemployer pension withdrawal liability. Attendees will:

  • Survey the significant challenges facing employers whose employees participate in multiemployer pension plans
  • Learn the basics of withdrawal liability, how it is triggered, and how it impacts employers today
  • Discover how to analyze and track how withdrawal liability is calculated and assessed, and how the statutory caps and timing could work to an employer’s advantage
  • Examine the critical issues employers face in responding to an assessment of withdrawal liability
  • Build strategies for assessing and minimizing withdrawal liability risks through collective bargaining and business planning

In recent years, far too many pension funds have slipped into “critical” status, placing participating employers in the no-win situation of paying the exorbitant increases demanded by the funds or withdrawing and paying potentially massive withdrawal liability. While the increased payments do not guarantee the funds will emerge from critical status or ensure that the pensions promised to the employees are secure, they will likely result in increased withdrawal liability. As more and more pension funds edge toward insolvency, and the costs required to fund the benefits increase with no end in sight, the very future of your company may hang in the balance.

Clearly, employers—especially those whose collective bargaining agreements are expiring—are at a critical juncture. Join Epstein Becker Green as we discuss these issues in greater detail and present unique strategies to minimize your risks and save your business.


9:30 a.m. – Registration
10:00 a.m. – Multiemployer Pension Withdrawal Liability - Basics
11:00 a.m. – Morning Break
11:15 a.m. – Withdrawal Liability – Risks, Strategies, and Business Planning
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Questions


General Counsel
Chief Operating Officers
Chief Financial Officers
Human Resources Professionals
Business Owners

Registration and Lunch Are Complimentary

Each attendee qualifies for one entry into a drawing for two football tickets:
Notre Dame vs. Northwestern
November 15, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Stadium (South Bend)

To RSVP, please click here.

For additional information, please contact Kiirsten Lederer at [email protected] or 212/351-4668.