280.130 EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS
No employee of the employer nor anyone else shall have any rights whatsoever against the employer or the Plan Administrator as a result of this plan, except those expressly granted hereunder. Participation in this plan shall not give any right to any employee to be retained in the employ of the employer, nor shall it interfere with the right of the employer to discharge any employee and to deal with such employee without regard to the effect that such treatment might have upon participation in this plan.
280.131 MEANING OF CERTAIN WORDS
For purposes of this plan, the masculine gender shall include the feminine and the singular shall include the plural, and vice versa, in all cases wherever the person or context shall plainly so require. Headings of articles and sections are inserted only for convenience of reference and are not to be considered in the construction of the plan.
280.132 INFORMATION TO BE FURNISHED BY THE EMPLOYER
The employer shall furnish to the Plan Administrator (and where applicable, the trustee) information in the employer’s possession as the Plan Administrator and the trustee shall require from time to time to perform their duties under the plan.
280.133 SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS
Should any provisions of this plan be held illegal or invalid for any reason, said illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining parts of this plan, and the plan shall be construed and enforced as if said illegal and invalid provisions had never been inserted herein.
280.134 INCAPACITY OF PARTICIPANT
If any participant shall be physically or mentally incapable of receiving or acknowledging receipt of any payment of pension benefits hereunder, the Plan Administrator, upon receipt of satisfactory evidence that such participant is so incapacitated and that another person or institution is maintaining the participant and that no guardian or committee has been appointed for the participant, may provide for such payment of pension benefits hereunder to such person or institution so maintaining the participant, and any such payments so made shall be deemed for every purpose to have been made to such participant.
280.135 PENSION FUND FOR SOLE BENEFIT OF PARTICIPANTS
The income and principal of the Pension Fund are for the sole use and benefit of the participants covered hereunder, and to the extent permitted by law, shall be free, clear, and discharged from, and are not to be in any way liable for debts, contracts, or agreement, now contracted or which may hereafter be contracted, and from all claims and liabilities now or hereafter incurred by any participant or beneficiary.
280.136 BENEFITS FOR A DECEASED PARTICIPANT
If any benefit shall be payable under the plan to or on behalf of a participant who has died, if the plan provides that the payment of such benefits shall be made to the participant’s estate, and if no administration of such participant’s estate is pending in the court of proper jurisdiction, then the Plan Administrator, at its sole option, may pay such benefits to the surviving spouse of such deceased participant, or, if there be no such surviving spouse, to such participant’s then living issue, per stirpes; provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall prevent the Plan Administrator from insisting upon the commencement of estate administration proceedings and the delivery of any such benefits to a duly appointed executor or administrator.
280.137 ASSETS OF THE FUND
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to give any participant or beneficiary any interest in any specific property of the Pension Fund or any right except to receive such distributions as are expressly provided for under the plan.
280.138 PERSONAL LIABILITY
Subject to the provisions of the Act and unless otherwise specifically required by other applicable laws, no past, present, or future officer or agent of the employer or Plan Administrator shall be personally liable to any participant, beneficiary, or other person under any provision of the plan.
280.139 CONSTRUCTION OF DOCUMENT
This plan may be executed or conformed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and shall be construed and enforced according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, excepting such Commonwealth’s choice of law rules.