Retired Annuitant Employment

CalPERS imposes certain requirements and limitations on retired annuitants who seek to work for the same or another CalPERS employer without reinstatement from retirement. Since the enactment of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act, or PEPRA, in 2013, similar rules apply to all public retirement systems.  As such, it is important that public sector employers comply with the retired annuitant rules. Failure to comply with these laws can result in reinstatement from retirement and crippling costs for the retired annuitant, as well as exposure to costly claims for the employer.  Therefore, careful consideration of the often tricky elements of the retiree employment rules ahead of an appointment is critical.
 
Best Best & Krieger LLP lawyers are experienced in assisting public agency clients in structuring retired annuitant employment contracts, both for extra help positions and for interim appointments to vacant positions. We also provide advice to ensure employers’ retired annuitants stay within the strictures of applicable law and advise on the otherwise mandatory benefits from which retired annuitants may be exempt, such as sick leave and Social Security.

Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

We provide public employers with strategic counsel and advice on a variety of employee benefit issues. Learn more about all of our benefits, pension and compensation services for public agencies:

Jeff Chang

Jeff Chang

Partner

(916) 329-3685

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Karen S. Fogarty

Karen S. Fogarty

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8403

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Laurie A. Ibarra

Laurie A. Ibarra

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8354

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Trusts & Estates
Marissa Morimoto

Marissa Morimoto

Associate

(951) 826-8277

Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Susan Neethling

Susan Neethling

Of Counsel

(916) 329-3687

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Isabel C. Safie

Isabel C. Safie

Partner

(951) 826-8309

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Tax

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