Publications — Harold J. Ashner

2020—2015

Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition, 2019 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., published by The Bureau of National Affairs, 2019 (contributing author)

Employee Benefits Law, Fourth Edition, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2018 (contributing author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Eighth Edition, published by Wolters Kluwer, November 2018 (contributing author)

Mediation of PBGC Disputes: A New and Welcome Option, Pension & Benefits Daily, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, November 27, 2017 (co-author)

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, 2017 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., published by The Bureau of National Affairs, 2017 (contributing author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Seventh Edition, 2017 Supplement, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2017 (contributing author)

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, 2016 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., published by The Bureau of National Affairs, 2016 (contributing author)

PBGC Expands Scope of Early Warning Program, Pension & Benefits Daily, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, January 10, 2017 (co-author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Seventh Edition, 2016 Supplement, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2016 (contributing author)

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, 2015 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, 2015 (chapter editor)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Seventh Edition, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2015 (contributing author)

Section 4062(e) Liability Reformed: A Summary and Analysis of the New Law, Pension & Benefits Daily, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, February 27, 2015 (co-author)

2014—2009

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Sixth Edition, 2014 Supplement, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2014 (contributing author)

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, 2014 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., published by The Bureau of National Affairs, 2014 (chapter editor)

Section 4062(e) Liability In Transition: Planning For An Uncertain Future, Pension & Benefits Daily, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, August 27, 2014 (co-author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Sixth Edition, 2013 Supplement, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2013 (contributing author)

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, Fall 2013 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2013 (contributing author)

PBGC Announces 4062(e) Enforcement Pilot Program: Who Will Qualify for Relief?, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, November 13, 2012 (co-author)

Employee Benefits Law, Third Edition, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2012 (contributing author)

PBGC Extends Interim Reporting Relief to 2012 Plan Years, ASPPA asap, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, January 10, 2012 [Note: Permission to post this ASPPA asap was provided by ASPPA. ©2012, ASPPA. All rights reserved.]

Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2011 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., December 2011 (contributing author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Sixth Edition, 2011 Supplement, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2011 (contributing author)

PBGC Provides Limited Relief Regarding Premium Penalties/Premium Elections, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, September 23, 2011 Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA. ©2011, ASPPA. All rights reserved.

Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2010 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., December 2010 (contributing author)

Stealth Liability Lurks for Employers with Ongoing Pension Plans Who Downsize or Sell Businesses, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, September 14, 2010

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Sixth Edition, published by Wolters Kluwer, September 2010 (contributing author)

A Non-Bankruptcy Solution for Resolving Unaffordable Pension Liabilities, Legal Alert, Employee Benefit News, published by SourceMedia, Inc., March 5, 2010 (co-author)

Start Preparing for Increased Reporting to PBGC, Legal Alert, Employee Benefit News, published by SourceMedia, Inc., January 8, 2010 (co-author)

Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2009 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., December 2009 (rewrite author and chapter editor)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Fifth Edition, 2010 Supplement, published by Aspen Publishers, September 2009 (contributing author)

When Pension Regulators Intervene in Your Corporate Transaction: United States Perspective, Journal of Pension Benefits, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc., Autumn 2009

Small Plans with Missed Quarterlies: PBGC Drops Reporting Waiver, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, March 23, 2009 [Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA. ©2009, ASPPA. All rights reserved.]

Small Plans with End-of-Year Valuation Dates: PBGC Premium Deadline Looms, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, March 23, 2009 [Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA. ©2009, ASPPA. All rights reserved.]

Planning a Standard Termination—A Checklist for Practitioners, Journal of Pension Benefits, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc., Winter 2009 [Note: Permission to post this article was provided by the Journal of Pension Benefits. ©2009, Aspen Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.]

PBGC Issues PPA Guidance on Applying Minimum Lump Sum Changes in Standard Terminations, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, January 13, 2009 (Note: Permission to post this ASPPA asap was provided by ASPPA. ©2009, ASPPA. All rights reserved.)

2008—2004

Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2008 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2008 (contributing author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Fifth Edition, 2009 Supplement, published by Aspen Publishers, September 2008 (contributing author)

Surprise—You Just Missed a PBGC Reporting Deadline!, Journal of Pension Benefits, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc., Summer 2008 [Note: Permission to post this article was provided by the Journal of Pension Benefits. ©2008, Aspen Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.]

Beware of PBGC “Downsizing Liability”!, Journal of Pension Benefits, published by Aspen Publishers, Inc., Spring 2008 [Note: Permission to post this article was provided by the Journal of Pension Benefits. ©2008, Aspen Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved]

PBGC Implements Variable-Rate Premium Changes, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, April 21, 2008
Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA. ©2008, ASPPA. All rights reserved.

Analysis of PBGC’s Final Rule Implementing Variable-Rate Premium Changes, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, April 8, 2008 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 35, No. 15 (April 8, 2008), was provided by BNA. ©2008 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.]

PBGC Implements Flat-Rate Premium Increase, Termination Premium, and Small Employer VRP Cap, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, January 1, 2008 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 1, 2008), was provided by BNA. ©2008 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.]

PBGC Issues PPA Transitional Guidance: Minimum Lump Sums and Standard Terminations, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, December 27, 2007 [Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA. ©2007, ASPPA. All rights reserved.]

Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2007 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., November 2007 (contributing author)

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Fifth Edition, 2008 Supplement, published by Aspen Publishers, September 2007 (contributing author)

Analysis of PBGC’s Proposed Variable-Rate Premium Changes, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, June 26, 2007 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 34, No. 25 (June 26, 2007), was provided by BNA. ©2007 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

PBGC Issues Guidance on Premium Changes, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, March 6, 2007[Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 34, No. 10 (March 6, 2007), pp. 564-571 was provided by BNA.  ©2007 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

Employee Benefits Law, Second Edition, 2006 Cumulative Supplement, Employee Benefits Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association; published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., published by The Bureau of National Affairs, December 2006 (contributing author)

PBGC Issues Guidance on Premium Penalty Waivers: Practitioners Beware!, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, December 12, 2006 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 33, No. 49 (December 12, 2006), was provided by BNA. ©2006 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

PBGC Reportable Events: Traps for the Unwary, Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance, published by Aspen Publishers, Winter 2007

PPA Lump Sum Amendments in Standard Terminations: Watch Out!, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, November 15, 2006 [Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA.  ©2005, ASPPA.  All rights reserved.]

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Fifth Edition, 2007 Supplement, published by Aspen Publishers, September 2006 (contributing author)

Pension Protection Act of 2006: Law, Explanation, and Analysis, published by CCH, August 2006 (contributor)

PBGC’s Final Rule on Liability for Facility Shutdowns Affects Downsizing Employers, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, June 23, 2006 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 33, No. 25, pp. 1546-1549 (June 23, 2006), was provided by BNA.  Copyright 2006 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.]

PBGC Adopts New Liability Formula for Facility Shutdowns, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, June 23, 2006

PBGC Issues Final Rule Mandating E-Filing of Premium Information, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, June 13, 2006 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 33, No. 23, 6/13/06, was provided by BNA. ©2006 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com.]

Counterparty Risk in Credit-Based Transactions with PBGC-Insured Defined Benefit Plans, Pension Plan Investments 2006: Confronting Today’s Issues, published by Practicing Law Institute, May 23, 2006 (co-author)

Flat-Rate PBGC Premiums Increase, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, February 23, 2006

Dealing with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, January 6, 2006 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Tax Management Compensation Planning Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, (Jan. 6, 2006) was provided by BNA. ©2006 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

PBGC Termination Liability: Update to Mortality Assumptions Will Increase Interest Factors, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, December 6, 2005

PBGC Updates its “Termination Liability” Mortality Assumptions, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, December 6, 2005 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 48, pp. 2,675 – 2,678 (Dec. 6, 2005) was provided by BNA. ©2005 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

ERISA Fiduciary Answer Book, Fifth Edition, published by Aspen Publishers, October 2005 (contributing author)

PBGC—Past, Present, Future, THE ASPPA JOURNAL, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, September–October 2005

PBGC Regulatory Actions: Facility Shutdown Liability, Mandatory E-Filing, and Mortality Assumptions, ERISA COMPLIANCE & ENFORCEMENT STRATEGY GUIDE, published by Bureau of National Affairs, April 30, 2005

PBGC Mortality Update Would Increase Interest Factors, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, March 29, 2005

PBGC Proposes to Update its Mortality Assumptions, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, March 29, 2005 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 13, pp. 741-743 (March 29, 2005) was provided by BNA. ©2005 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

PBGC Rules Target Mandatory E-Filing, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, March 22, 2005

PBGC Moves Toward Mandatory E-Filing With New Regulations, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, March 15, 2005 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 632-634 (March 15, 2005) was provided by BNA. ©2005 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

PBGC Proposes Alternative Liability Calculation for Facility Shutdowns, Pension & Benefits Reporter, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, March 8, 2005 [Note: Permission to post this article from BNA’s Pension & Benefits Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 10, pp. 575-576 (March 8, 2005) was provided by BNA. ©2005 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com]

PBGC Proposes to Require E-Filing of Section 4010 Employer Reports, ASPPA ASAP, published by American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, January 4, 2005 [Note: Permission to post this ASPPA ASAP was provided by ASPPA. ©2005, ASPPA All rights reserved]

Drafting Disciplinary Charges, CD-ROM training module published by Dewey Publications, Inc., May 2004 (co-author)

2003—1983

Tips for Management Witnesses, THE FEDERAL MANAGER, published by Federal Managers Association, September 2003

Winning at the Merit Systems Protection Board: A Step-By-Step Handbook for Federal Agency Supervisors, Managers, Lawyers, and Personnel Officials, published by Dewey Publications, Inc., September 2002, 900 pp.

Discipline and Performance Cases: Winning on Appeal, PA Times, published by American Society for Public Administration, August 1998

Standard Terminations: A Practical Guide to the New Rules, Pension & Benefits Week, published by Research Institute of America Group, March 1998

Representing the Agency Before the Merit Systems Protection Board: A Handbook on MSPB Practice and Procedure, published by Dewey Publications, Inc., April 1997, 600 pp.

Standard Terminations: Dealing with Missing Participants, Pension & Benefits Week, published by Research Institute of America Group, February 1997

Discovery in MSPB Appeals, Federal Merit Systems Reporter, published by Labor Relations Press, November 1984 (co-author)

Representing the Agency Before the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board: A Handbook on MSPB Practice and Procedure, published by U.S. Office of Personnel Management, April 1984 (co-author), 300 pp.

Merit Systems Protection Board Appeals Arbitration: A Practice Guide, Federal Merit Systems Reporter, published by Labor Relations Press, April 1983

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