Central Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Date: April 24, 2018
Progress Plaza West Community Center
15500 Downey Ave.
Paramount, Ca 90723
Speakers: Steven M. Berliner, Partner
Topic: Labor Relations and Pension
CPE: 1 cpe
The pension rate increases for public agencies are well-known and will divert funds from other important priorities. This presentation will discuss the current state of law on vested rights and permissible changes to vested benefits. It will also identify strategies your agency can consider within the labor relations framework and pension regulations to mitigate the impact of pension cost increases. These strategies include negotiating to have employees increase their participation in payment of these benefits and restructuring compensation and benefits to minimize impact of pension costs. Principles of presentation will be applicable to CalPERS and non-CalPERS agencies.