ERISA & Employee Benefits

Practicing Attorneys:

The Firm has attorneys and paralegals experienced in the specialized area of ERISA and employee benefits. ERISA is the law which concerns itself with retirement plans and welfare-benefits plans. Firm attorneys have broad experience in the design, implementation and maintenance of employee-benefit programs such as defined-benefit pension, money-purchase pension, cash balance, profit-sharing and 401(k) plans, cafeteria/flexible benefit plans, health and disability plans, dependent-care plans, and other fringe benefit and incentive programs.

Some specific activities in this category include the following:

  • Preparation of retirement plans (defined benefit pension, money purchase pension, profit sharing and 401(k) plans), including evaluation of the most beneficial provisions for an individual client
  • Communication with the Internal Revenue Service with respect to obtaining tax qualification for retirement plans
  • Preparation of retirement plan communications for employees
  • Plan terminations and mergers
  • Qualified domestic relations orders
  • Beneficiary designation and distribution issues
  • Preparation of cafeteria/flexible benefits plans
  • COBRA, HIPAA, and FMLA compliance
  • Deferred compensation
  • Executive compensation
  • Benefits administration
  • Preparation of welfare plans
  • Wage continuation plans
  • Self-insured health plans including medical expense reimbursement programs
  • Dependent care plans
  • Self-insured dental and eye care plans
  • ERISA claims defense
  • Rabbi trusts
  • Top hat supplemental benefits plans
  • IRS and Department of Labor audit representation
  • Issues relating to disputes between employers and employees regarding benefits

The Firm conducts seminars which focus on the ERISA and employee benefits.