Employee Benefits Law
Employee benefits have been much in the news lately: vanishing retirement savings, a seemingly broken health care system, outsized executive bonuses. The one thing all these items share in common is that they are employer provided and as much part of the practice of employee benefit law. This course focuses on how employers help employees save for retirement, specifically through the use of retirement plans that are qualified under the tax code. It looks briefly at the origin of retirement plans and then delves into detail on the requirements such plans must meet under both the tax code and ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act). The course is designed to be a seminar with active participation by all members of the class.