LAW Employee Benefits Law
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Employee Benefits Law
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[ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Employment Law : IP lawyers should be familiar with issues regarding the employer-employee relationship, as they are often called upon to work on agreements that address the rights to inventions created during employment, the vesting of stock in emerging companies, or the non-disclosure of trade secrets when employees leave to work for a competitor. This course examines the basic areas of employee benefits and compensation, including executive compensation and health and retirement plans.
General course Description:
Employee benefits have been much in the news lately: vanishing retirement savings, a seemingly broken health care system, outsized executive bonuses. The one thing all these items share in common is that they are employer provided and as much part of the practice of employee benefit law. This course focuses on how employers help employees save for retirement, specifically through the use of retirement plans that are qualified under the tax code. It looks briefly at the origin of retirement plans and then delves into detail on the requirements such plans must meet under both the tax code and ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act). The course is designed to be a seminar with active participation by all members of the class.
Course Style: A Substantive/Statutory course deals with law, theory, and policy in the context of a particular code or statutory scheme.