Services

Legal Support for Labor Unions and Benefit Trust Funds

Areas of Practice

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST FUNDS

Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. is at the forefront of providing guidance in order for their clients to comply with the myriad of federal rules and regulations facing ERISA plans including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act, the Pension Protection Act and HIPAA.
We are well verse in EBSA investigations involving the ACA, HIPAA, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Mental Health Parity Provisions, Newborns’ and Mothers’ Health Protection Act and Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act. On a daily basis, we provide advice and assistance in addressing plan administration issues, fiduciary obligations, prohibited transaction rules, withdrawal liability, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and subrogation claims, along with compliance with trust agreements and plan documents. We are well verse in drafting summary plan descriptions, plan amendments and restating plan documents, providing guidance with plan mergers and transfers of assets, consulting with Boards of Trustees on a myriad of issues including RFPs, representing benefit plans during EBSA investigations and audits, coordinating coverage issues with insurance carriers. We have represented annuity, pension and welfare funds in federal court against claims ranging from the eligibility for retirement benefits to medical claims rejected for payment due to lack of medical necessity. We have particular expertise in the rules and regulations governing registered apprentice programs including the new apprenticeship EEO regulations found at Title 29 Part 30 of the CFR, drafting and negotiating the terms of required affirmative action plans and providing guidance to our clients in the manner of properly recruiting apprentices through area wide public recruitments or Department of Employment Services joint endeavors.

LABOR UNION REPRESENTATION

Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. provides a full range of legal services to labor unions involving collective bargaining negotiations and drafting of provisions, project labor agreements, collective bargaining agreement enforcement, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations and grievances, representational elections before the National Labor Relations Board, regulatory agency audits and investigations, and the prosecution and defense of unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. We have provided our clients with strategic planning and consultation services as relating to the myriad of employer and job site issues which arise on a day-to-day basis including the drafting of bylaws and constitutions, work rules and referral procedures, ethics codes and reciprocity agreements.
We have represented our clients in federal actions brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office, duty of fair representation matters, cases involving allegations of discrimination in both federal court as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York City Department of Human Rights.

COLLECTION PRACTICE & LITIGATION

Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. offers a dedicated team for the collection of pension, annuity, health and welfare, apprenticeship and training, and vacation contributions and union supplemental dues and political action committee payments from delinquent employers. From drafting formal collection and audit procedures for approval by Boards of Trustees, to implementing with precision the steps to compel payment up to and including federal based ERISA actions, Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. takes each step of the collection process seriously which results in tangible results for its clients.

APPELLATE PRACTICE

Often a case does not conclude with the decision or verdict rendered before a district court or state trial court. Instead, appeals have become an integral part of the litigation process. The attorneys of Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. have successfully argued before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit as well as the First and Second Judicial Departments of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

CIVIL LITIGATION

The attorneys of Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. have extensive experience litigating a wide variety of cases in federal and state court. Federal actions involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Labor Management Relations Act along with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act have been prosecuted and defended on behalf of their clients. The complexities of civil litigation require skilled and knowledgeable attorneys who have the experience before the judges of the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey.

INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS

Brady McGuire & Steinberg, P.C. is proud of the services it provides to the dedicated men and women of organized labor. We have represented individuals who have suffered serious injuries due to accidents in and out of the work place in litigation and workers' compensation cases.  We are skilled in the preparation of Last Wills & Testaments along with Health Care Proxies and Living Wills in order to provide comfort to our clients that their long term wishes are understood.
We have particular expertise in representing individuals before the New York City Office of Administrative Trials & Hearings as well as the New York City Environmental Control Board as relating to their licenses issued by the City of New York.