Pensions and Benefits Lawyers

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Most Common Employment Law Issues:

Generally, an employee and employer need to consider benefits and pensions both:

Employee Benefit Programs

An employee is often eligible for a wide variety of benefits programs that come with their employment. The employer pays some of these benefits programs, while others require a contribution from the employee. An employer should let the employee know how long they need to work at the job before they are eligible for the benefits.

Employee Pension Programs

A pension is a monetary compensation from the employer after the employee retires. There are two primary types of employee pensions:

Protection of Employee Pension and Benefit Plans

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was created to monitor health plans and pensions offered by private employers. Specifically, ERISA provides protections to health plan recipients and beneficiaries by requiring employers to maintain and manage plans appropriately. ERISA ensures compliance through monitoring and prosecution of violators and empowers plan members and beneficiaries to file claims for ERISA violations when necessary.

Do I Need an Experienced Pension and Benefits Attorney?

ERISA is complicated because it regulates many aspects and details of contribution and defined benefit plans. A lawyer can assist an employer in creating a pension plan that complies with ERISA. A lawyer can also assist an employee or beneficiary of a health or pension plan if any difficulties arise with the employer administering the plan.

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Last Modified: 06-02-2014 12:02 PM PDT

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