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256.4 sec. 001 - Employee Benefits Law (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Jeffrey Lewis  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


    M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From August 16, 2021
    To November 22, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: November 22, 2021
Class Number: 31930

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 20
As of: 10/16 05:27 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 their replacement by 401k plans. Course topics will include the fiduciary duties of those responsible for the administration of plans and the investment of their assets, litigation alleging breaches of those duties, ERISA preemption and its effects on state and local government attempts to regulate health care and insurance, and remedies available under ERISA. Knowledge of employee benefits law is valuable for all attorneys and a must for employment, labor, business, tax, and tort attorneys.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Work Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Business Law

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  • Introduction to Employee Benefits Law
    Edition: Fifth ed., 2018
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781683284239
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $245.00
    Price Source: user provided

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