ERISA & Employee Benefits

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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.

ERISA & Employee BenefitsSome 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.