Implementing and administering employee benefit plans has become increasingly complex as tax and health care laws undergo constant change. Our expertise enables us to anticipate problems and assist our clients in navigating through the maze of regulations and technical requirements. We are able to couple our technical benefit plan expertise with our legal and practical labor relations experience to provide optimum solutions.
We offer a full-service approach to our clients, in all facets of executive compensation plans, employee retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, stock option and employee stock ownership plans, fringe benefit plans, multi-employer Taft-Hartley funds, and non-qualified plans, including design, drafting, administrative advice and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
We represent trustees of multi-employer plans and provide assistance to contributing employers on payroll audits and withdrawal liability matters.
Our employee benefits group is uniquely qualified to serve the needs of our clients. They have created and assisted with the implementation of executive compensation programs, retirement plans, welfare plans and non-qualified plans for many different types of employers, taking into account each employer's needs and culture. They assist companies in developing strategies to assess the short and long term cost implications of benefit programs and balancing those objectives with the interests of employees, collective bargaining considerations, regulatory requirements and tax consequences. By working with our clients to understand their human resources and business objectives, our employee benefits group helps establish an overall framework that meets their immediate and long term needs. They are able to efficiently design and implement an employee benefits program that makes sense from both a cost and operational viewpoint.