Employee Benefits a) Cingular agrees that it shall cause the Surviving Corporation to honor all Company Compensation and Benefit Plans (other than the Severance Plans) in accordance with their terms as in effect immediately before the Effective Time, subject to any amendment or termination thereof that may be permitted by such terms. For a period from the Effective Time through at least December 31, 2005, Cingular shall provide, or shall cause to be provided, to those individuals who as of the Effective Time were employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries (other than collectively bargained employees) (the "Affected Employees") compensation and employee benefits (other than payments under the Retention Pool described in Section 6.1(a)(xvii) of the Company Disclosure Letter, other similar payments or benefits made by reason of the Merger and the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement or any incremental increase in value attributable to the Merger or the other transactions contemplated by this Agreement) no less favorable in the aggregate than those provided to the Affected Employees immediately before the Effective Time. Cingular shall cause the Surviving Corporation to honor the Company's Amended and Restated Senior Officer Severance Plan in accordance with its terms as in effect on the date of this Agreement through the second anniversary of the Effective Time and the Company's Officer Severance Plan and the Company's Amended and Restated Severance Pay Plan (the three plans, collectively, the "Severance Plans") in accordance with their respective terms as in effect immediately before the Effective Time without adverse amendment for the period from the Effective Time through December 31, 2006. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained herein shall obligate Cingular, the Surviving Corporation or any Affiliate of any of them to (x) maintain any particular Company Compensation and Benefit Plan (other than the Severance Plans), (y) grant or issue any equity or equity-based awards or (z) retain the employment of any Affected Employee. (b) For all purposes under the employee benefit plans of Cingular and its Affiliates providing benefits to any Affected Employees after the Effective Time (the "New Plans"), each Affected Employee shall receive credit for his or her service with the Company and its Affiliates before the Effective Time (including predecessor or acquired entities or any other entities for which the Company and its Affiliates have given credit for ...
Employee Benefits. During the Employment Term, Executive will be entitled to participate in the employee benefit plans currently and hereafter maintained by the Company of general applicability to other senior executives of the Company. The Company reserves the right to cancel or change the benefit plans and programs it offers to its employees at any time.
Employee Benefits. Comply in all material respects with the applicable provisions of ERISA and the Code and furnish to the Administrative Agent as soon as possible after, and in any event within 10 days after any Responsible Officer of the Borrower or any ERISA Affiliate knows or has reason to know that, any ERISA Event has occurred that, alone or together with any other ERISA Events that have occurred, could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Borrower in an aggregate amount exceeding $5,000,000, a statement of a Financial Officer setting forth details as to such ERISA Event and the action, if any, that the Borrower proposes to take with respect thereto.
Employee Benefits. During the Employment Term, the Executive shall be entitled to participate in all employee benefit plans, practices and programs maintained by the Company, as in effect from time to time (collectively, "Employee Benefit Plans"), on a basis which is no less favorable than is provided to other similarly situated executives of the Company, to the extent consistent with applicable law and the terms of the applicable Employee Benefit Plans. The Company reserves the right to amend or cancel any Employee Benefit Plans at any time in its sole discretion, subject to the terms of such Employee Benefit Plan and applicable law.
Employee Benefits. (a) Section 3.10(a) of the Company Disclosure Schedule contains a true and complete list, as of the date of this Agreement, of each material Company Plan. With respect to each material Company Plan, the Company has made available to Parent true and complete copies (to the extent applicable) of (i) the plan document, including any amendments thereto, other than any document that the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is prohibited from making available to Parent as the result of applicable Law relating to the safeguarding of data privacy, (ii) the most recent summary plan description (including a summary of any material modifications) for each material Company Plan for which such summary plan description is required by applicable Law, (iii) each insurance or group annuity contract or other funding vehicle, (iv) the most recent annual report on Form 5500 (including all schedules thereto) required to be filed with the IRS withrespect thereto (if any) and (v) the most recently prepared actuarial report and financial statement.(b) Each Company Plan has been operated and administered in compliance with its terms and applicable Laws, other than instances of noncompliance that would not reasonably be expected to result in a material liability to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, and no circumstance, fact or event exists that could result in any default under or violation of any Company Plan, except as would not reasonably be expected to result in a material liability to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries. Each Company Pension Plan that, as of the date of this Agreement, is intended to be “qualified” within the meaning of Section 401(a) of the Code has received a favorable determination letter from the IRS or is entitled to rely upon a favorable opinion issued by the IRS, and to the Knowledge of the Company, there are no existing circumstances or any events that have occurred that could reasonably be expected to cause the loss of any such qualification status of any such Company Pension Plan, except where such loss of qualification status would not reasonably be expected to result in a material liability to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.(c) The Company does not maintain or contribute to a plan subject to Title IV of ERISA or Section 412 of the Code, including any “single employer” defined benefit plan, any “multiemployer plan” (each, as defined in Section 4001 of ERISA), or any “multiple employer plan” (as defined in Section 413(c) of the Code). ...
Employee Benefits. During the Employment Term, Executive will be entitled to participate in the employee benefit plans currently and hereafter maintained by the Company of general applicability to other senior executives of the Company, including, without limitation, the Company’s group medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and flexible-spending account plans. The Company reserves the right to cancel or change the benefit plans and programs it offers to its employees at any time.
Employee Benefits. (a) Comply with the applicable provisions of ERISA and the Code and (b) furnish to the Administrative Agent (x) as soon as possible after, and in any event within 30 days after any Responsible Officer of any Company or any ERISA Affiliates of any Company knows or has reason to know that, any ERISA Event has occurred that, alone or together with any other ERISA Event could reasonably be expected to result in liability of the Companies or any of their ERISA Affiliates in an aggregate amount exceeding $5.0 million or in the imposition of a Lien, a statement of a Financial Officer of Borrower setting forth details as to such ERISA Event and the action, if any, that the Companies propose to take with respect thereto, and (y) upon request by the Administrative Agent, copies of (i) each Schedule B (Actuarial Information) to the annual report (Form 5500 Series) filed by any Company with the Internal Revenue Service with respect to each Plan; (ii) the most recent actuarial valuation report for each Plan maintained by any Company; (iii) all notices received by any Company or any ERISA Affiliate from a Multiemployer Plan sponsor or any governmental agency concerning an ERISA Event; and (iv) such other documents or governmental reports or filings relating to any Plan maintained by any Company (or employee benefit plan sponsored or contributed to by any Company) as the Administrative Agent shall reasonably request.
Employee Benefits. Section 3.1(m) of the Disclosure Letter sets forth a complete list of all employee benefit plans, pension plans, stock option, bonus or incentive plans, severance pay plans or agreements, deferred compensation agreements, or any similar plan, agreement or arrangement that are sponsored or maintained by the Company or any member of a Controlled Group or with respect to which the Company or any member of the Controlled Group has made or is required to make payments, transfers or contributions (an “Employee Benefit Plan”). No other corporation, trade, or business exists which would be treated together with the Company as a single “employer” under the provisions of Section 414(b), (c), (m) or (o) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). Each Employee Benefit Plan has been and is currently administered in compliance with its constituent documents and all reporting, disclosure and other requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), and the Code and any other law applicable to such Employee Benefit Plan. There are no unfunded obligations of the Company under any retirement, pension, profit-sharing, deferred compensation plan or similar program, and any employee contributions withheld from payroll have been timely and fully contributed to the appropriate Employee Benefit Plan as required under ERISA, the Code and applicable law. The Company is not required to make any payments or contributions to any Employee Benefit Plan pursuant to any collective bargaining agreement or any applicable labor relations law. The Company has never maintained or contributed to any Employee Benefit Plan providing or promising any health or other non-pension benefits to terminated employees (other than continuation coverage, at the maximum applicable premium permitted to be charged by the Company, required under Section 4980B of the Code, or Section 601 of the ERISA). For purposes of this Section 3.1(m), the term “Controlled Group” used herein means, collectively, any trade or business (whether or not incorporated) (i) under common control within the meaning of Section 4001(b)(1) of ERISA with the Company or (ii) that, together with the Company, is treated as a single employer under Section 414(t) of the Code.
Employee Benefits. (i) The Company and each of its subsidiaries or their “ERISA Affiliates” (as defined below) are in compliance in all respects with all applicable provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, including the regulations and published interpretations thereunder (“ERISA”); (ii) no “reportable event” (as defined in ERISA) has occurred with respect to any “employee benefit plan” (as defined in ERISA) for which the Company or any of its subsidiaries or ERISA Affiliates has any liability, whether actual or contingent, excluding any reportable event for which the notice requirements have been waived; (iii) the Company and each of its subsidiaries or their ERISA Affiliates have not incurred and do not reasonably expect to incur liability under Title IV of ERISA, including with respect to termination of, or withdrawal from, any “employee benefit plan”; and (iv) each “employee benefit plan” maintained or contributed to by the Company and each of its subsidiaries that is intended to be qualified under Section 401(a) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and the regulations and published interpretations thereunder (collectively the “Code”) is the subject of a favorable determination or opinion letter from the Internal Revenue Service to the effect that it is so qualified and, to the knowledge of the Company, nothing has occurred, whether by action or by failure to act, which would cause the loss of such qualification; except, in the cases of (i), (ii), and (iii), as would not reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. “ERISA Affiliate” means, with respect to the Company or any of its subsidiaries, any member of any group of organizations described in Sections 414(b), (c) or (m) of the Code or Section 4001(b)(1) of ERISA of which the Company or such subsidiary is a member.
Employee Benefits. During the Term, the Executive shall be eligible to participate in such health, insurance, retirement, and other employee benefit plans and programs of the Company as in effect from time to time on the same basis as other senior executives of the Company.