Looking for The Closer for your dispute


In earlier posts, we discussed the best time to mediate different types of employment or ERISA matters. Margaret Koesel has 20 years experience in the areas of employment, business, and commercial litigation , devoting a substantial portion of her practice to defending companies in employment discrimination and wrongful discharge litigation, and representing clients for Porter Wright in ERISA pension and welfare benefit disputes, trade secret, and non-compete disputes.


“If I give six weeks notice of retirement, can my employer terminate me before that?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If an employer terminated an employee to prevent their achieving full retiree status, that might well be a violation of the federal E.R.I.S.A. A federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or “E.R.I.S.A.,” Question: I am a regional manager for a fairly large office furniture manufacturer. I am planning on retiring in two months, when I reach age 65, and am planning to send a letter to my employer soon.


“Do I have any chance of collecting severance if my employer goes bankrupt after I’ve been laid off?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

c ) Third, it is possible that the Severance Monies were placed into a separate, “ERISA Plan” account, which would make them likely available to you. Contact the Plan Administrator, whose contact information should probably be available from Human Resources, and ask if this is an “ERISA-based” plan, and if the monies have been safeguarded in this way. Question: After 34 years with the same company, I was notified on Wednesday that I was being let go due to a “reorganization.”.


Five End-Of-Year Hacks for Small Business HR


It’s more than just the Summary of Benefits or Master Contract – this is a unique, ERISA compliant document, that contains the important facts your employees need to know about their retirement and health benefits.


Why Good Writing Matters in HR


FMLA, CFRA, HIPPA, ERISA, ACA). Good writing skills are valuable in almost any profession. We engage in all kinds of written communication in the workplace, and often the reputation of our business rests on being able to convey a clear message.


my company is threatening to strand me out of town if I won’t work an extra day

Ask A Manager

If their policy says they will get you home, I’d argue that it’s a benefit protected by ERISA and that they must comply. A reader writes: I submitted a 2-week notice to my employer, typed out and very professional. I specified in the letter when my last day would be, and everything seemed to be okay.


The Top of Your Resume IS Important

Resume Boutique

Here is an example of a summary of qualifications (or profile): Employee benefits, ERISA, and retirement plan specialist with a recent law degree and more than 17 years of experience working with major companies and financial institutions administering retirement plans.