FASB issues proposed ASU update on multiemployer plans

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01 Sep 2010

The FASB has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) to Subtopic 715-80 Compensation—Retirement Plans—Multiemployer Plans.

The ASU proposes additional quantitative and qualitative disclosures from employers, including:

  • A description of the plans in which the employer is involved
  • The employer's contractual commitments to the plans
  • The expected impact of participating in the plans on the employer's future cash flows (including the potential impact of plan withdrawal obligations).

If approved, the proposed ASU would require a public company to provide the enhanced disclosures for fiscal years ending after 15 December 2010. Comment are due on or before 1 November 2010.

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