Offers a combined overview of employee benefit regulation, including health care and disability issues and retirement savings through qualified plans, 401K plans, and cash balance plans. The course also addresses deferred compensation through non-qualified plans. The course focuses on two distinct statutes that are most relevant in this area: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (Code). The course addresses ERISA litigation including issues relating to preemption, fiduciary responsibility, disclosure requirements, and managed care litigation.
This is an elective course.