Alcantara v. Bakery and Confectionery Union, No. 12-4834 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs filed suit against the Plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. 1054(g). At issue was whether the anti-cutback rule in section 204(g) precluded plan amendments that reduced retirement-type subsidiaries for plan participants who have ceased employment without satisfying the preamendment conditions for the subsidy, but who could later satisfy the preamendment conditions without returning to work. The court held that the rule protected such benefits. Plaintiffs have satisfied the preamendment conditions and their benefits were protected by the anti-cutback rule. Accordingly, the court affirmed the judgment of the district court.