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.

2011 43

Dealing with Workplace Harassment – A Simpler Approach

Ms. Career Girl

Jared is also an experienced ERISA, HR and Benefits attorney and entrepreneur who focuses on efficient, simplified business solutions.

2019 146

“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.

2011 116

“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.”.

2010 109

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.

2014 127

What are Resume Keywords?

Career Solvers

ERISA Administration. We’ve all searched for something online by typing in a word or phrase that closely resembles the type of information we are looking for. We find information and make decisions about products and services via these types of searches.

2011 92

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.

2015 156

Standing Up For Yourself

Evil HR Lady

However, I am not a benefits lawyer (nor any kind of lawyer), and I wouldn't be at all surprised to find out that that type of waiver violates ERISA or some other benefits law. I am the HR Assistant at a decent-sized (160+ employees) company. Due to reasons I cannot discuss, the HR Director was suddenly terminated a few months ago. After a little over a month of keeping the department afloat by myself, we found a new director and I was happy.

2010 100

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.

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