Axley’s employee benefits attorneys provide advice to clients regarding the choice of employee benefit plans, such as:
- Retirement plans
- Employee welfare plans
- Health insurance plans
- Life insurance plans
Our employee benefits attorneys also advise on the operation of such plans. We also represent plans and employers in disputes with state or federal regulatory authorities or employees. This includes drafting or reviewing contracts with plan administrators, and assisting in internal audits of plans to identify areas of noncompliance and suggestions for improvement.
Federal Court Case - First Published Decision Addressing Validity of Multiple Administrator Contracts
Obtained summary judgment in favor of school district where federal court dismissed an administrator's due process liberty and property claims, along with related state claims for breach of contract, promissory estoppel and defamation, all of which related to the administrator's actions in seeking to obtain his early retirement benefits before he actually retired. The court also issued the first published decision addressing the validity of multiple administrator contracts under Wis. Stat. §118.24. See 2010 WL 2757336 (W.D. Wis.) and 2010 WL 2517564 (W.D. Wis.)
ESOP & Other Programs
Represented corporation in connection with employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transaction and implementing deferred compensation program
Supreme Court Says 7th Circuit Erred in Northwestern ERISA Ruling
Current and former Northwestern University employees with contribution retirement plans sued their employer, its retirement investment committee, and the individual...
Taxes Owed on LTD Benefits Depend on Who Pays Premiums, and How
If we pay the premium for employees’ long-term disability (LTD) benefits and they need to use LTD one day, would...
Be Ready to Comply with DOL’s New Overtime Rule
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final overtime rule, making an additional 1.3 million...