Category Archives: Public Employee Retirement Law

Former Chief Keeps Pension Despite Domestic A&B Convictions

The Waltham Retirement Board recently voted unanimously to grant retirement benefits to former Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix, despite his convictions for two counts of domestic assault & battery involving his wife Andrea. Under the Massachusetts Retirement Law, if a … Continue reading

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Pension Reform Update November 2011

The 3rd and final (or so we are all told) phase to pension reform has been signed by the Governor and is set to take effect in 90 days. The legislation, “Chapter 176 of the act of 2011” can be … Continue reading

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Transfer of “Credible Service Time” for Retirement not Allowed

In State Board of Retirement v. Contributory Retirement Appeal Board, 121310 MASUP, 090343A, the Superior court refused to allow a Judge to transfer his service time working in the District attorneys Office towards his retirement. The court in deciding the … Continue reading

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Pension Forfeiture Statute, Resignation v. Termination

The Appeals court recently decided in ROBERT D. HERRICK vs. ESSEX REGIONAL RETIREMENT BOARD & another 77 Mass. App. Ct. 645 (2010) when and how the so called “Pension Forfeiture Statute” under G. L. c.32, § 10 is applied. The court in … Continue reading

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Public Employee Retirement Decisions: Credible Service

The Massachusetts Appeals Court handed down a couple of decisions today regarding the calculation of “credible service” for the purpose of calculating public employee retirements.  STATE BOARD OF RETIREMENT vs. CONTRIBUTORY RETIREMENT APPEAL BOARD & another.(1) EDWARD ROCKETT vs. STATE BOARD … Continue reading

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