This course will address the body of law governing employee benefit plans, primarily the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). It will focus particularly on pension and health care benefit programs, although it will also address other types of employer-provided benefits, such as disability income protection schemes, unemployment-related supplemental income benefits, apprenticeship training programs, and tuition benefit plans. To a limited extent, the course also will address government-provided, work-related benefits programs such as social security retirement benefits, social security disability insurance, Medicare health care benefits for the elderly, and unemployment insurance. Those government programs are integrated, legally and programmatically, with employer-provided benefits, and are funded through payroll taxes.
Employee Benefits Litigation may be offered as either a two or three credit exam course or as a three credit seminar with a required paper. Students who have previously taken "Employee Benefits (Erisa) Law" may not enroll in Employee Benefits Litigation.
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Last offered Fall 2015.