Terminated Employee and Retiree Rights Under ERISA: Reducing Benefits, Partial Plan Termination, Severance Packages
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide ERISA counsel, plan sponsors, and administrators an in-depth analysis of the legal issues that arise from terminated employees and retirees under ERISA. The panel will discuss critical considerations regarding the rights of terminated employees and retirees under ERISA, legal matters stemming from partial or full termination of retirement and welfare plans, reducing plan benefits, and potential ERISA ramifications of severance packages, as well as offer practical techniques to ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements of retirement and welfare plans for retirees and terminated employees.
- Employee and retiree rights under ERISA
- Reduction of retirement benefits, partial and full plan termination
- Key issues for severance packages under ERISA
- Employer-required releases of ERISA claims
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What protections are available to terminated employees and retirees under ERISA?
- What are the implications of an employer reducing retirement benefits?
- What are the legal issues of partial or full termination of 401(k), pensions, and health plan benefits?
- What are the critical plan provisions and notice requirements for reducing or terminating benefits?
- What are the essential legal considerations for severance packages under ERISA?
- Can employers require releases of ERISA claims?
Carol I. Buckmann
Cohen & Buckmann
Ms. Buckmann has advised global employers on U.S. and cross-border employee benefit matters for over 35 years.... | Read More
Ms. Buckmann has advised global employers on U.S. and cross-border employee benefit matters for over 35 years. She focuses her practice on employee benefits and ERISA, dealing with some of the foremost issues in ERISA, including pension plan compliance, fiduciary responsibilities and investment fund formation. She has significant experience with complex pension law and fiduciary problems.Close
Daniel J. Green
Epstein Becker & Green
Mr. Green defends clients in employment-related litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation,... | Read More
Mr. Green defends clients in employment-related litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and breach of employment contract. He also litigates non-compete, raiding, breach of fiduciary duty, and other employee mobility matters in state and federal court and before arbitral tribunals, including FINRA. Mr. Green represents employers in labor relations matters, including union representation elections, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB. He also advises corporate clients on employee benefits and executive compensation matters, and represents plan sponsors in ERISA litigation.Close