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256.4 sec. 001 - Employee Benefits Law (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Jeffrey Lewis  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2


    M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 115
    From August 19, 2019
    To November 26, 2019

Course Start: August 19, 2019
Course End: November 26, 2019
Class Number: 32630

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

The course will focus on employee benefit plans sponsored by private employers under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). ERISA governs a wide range of retirement and welfare benefit programs, including plans providing pension, 401(k), profit-sharing, medical, and long-term disability benefits. Private employer benefit plans play an essential role in the U.S., providing benefits that are paid for by the government in many other developed nations. Employee benefits impact virtually every company and employee, and benefit plans are the largest single source of investment capital in this country. However, the role of benefit plans is in flux, as shown by the demise of traditional pension plans and the passage of health care reform (the Affordable Care Act). Course topics will include fiduciary duties and litigation over them, ERISA preemption and its effects on state attempts to regulate health care and insurance, minimum requirements for pension plans, and remedies available under ERISA. The course also will cover the current debate and litigation over public employee retirement benefits. Knowledge of employee benefits law is valuable for all attorneys and a must for employment, labor, business, tax, and tort attorneys.

Exam Notes: (F/P) In-class final or paper: students option 
Course Category: Work Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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  • Employee Benefits Law
    Edition: 4th
    Publisher: BNA
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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