Alcoa Wins ERISA Appeal

Law360, New York (April 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When a facility is sold to a new owner, employees who continue to work under the same terms and conditions they had under the previous owner are not considered laid-off, a circuit court ruled Monday.

Ten sales employees who worked at Alcoa World Alumina LLC offices in Arkansas and Pennsylvania were denied early retirement benefits by Alcoa Inc. following the 2004 sale of AWA offices to Rhone Capital LLC, which continued operating the facilities as Almatis Group. The employees argued that they met the terms of...
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