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Labor & Employment Shareholder Kenneth F. Sparks recently authored “Best Practices for Negotiating Employee Benefits with a Union in a Rapidly Changing Landscape” in Wolters Kluwers’ September 2017 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review. Mr. Sparks discusses the issues surrounding employee benefit plans due to changing benefit markets, and how employers with labor unions are at even more of a disadvantage due to collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that don’t have the ability to change with the times.

Mr. Sparks outlines the steps employers should take to reach the best solutions for these types of agreements, how to negotiate cost sharing, advice for dealing with multi-employer plans and much more.

To read the article in full, please download the attachment below.

Reprinted with permission from the September 2017 issue of Employee Benefit Plan Review


Kenneth F. Sparks