ERISA & Employee Benefits

The attorneys at the firm have long protected the pension, health, and long term disability benefits of employees and retirees as experts in the benefit field. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governs most private employer benefit plans. The attorneys at Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow are at the forefront of ERISA and employee benefits law. We have expertise on all aspects of ERISA and employee benefits claims:

  • Fiduciary responsibility
  • Entitlement of individuals and groups of employees to retirement and disability or other welfare benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOPs”)
  • Federal preemption of state laws
  • Benefit plan service-provider malpractice
  • Prohibited transactions
  • Benefits for same-sex spouses
  • Severance negotiations
  • Stock options

We work with employees to protect their rights at every stage of a benefit dispute, from negotiations to the initial claims process, litigation, and appeal. If a pension plan is not paying what it should, or a 401k plan has bad investments, we work with employees and classes of employees to recover all the pension payments that are owed. We have represented unions across the spectrum of employee benefits-related matters, working in conjunction with union counsel. We have also represented conscientious employers, plans, plan trustees, and other plan fiduciaries when they pursue cases against a party that has caused harm to a pension or benefit plan. Our attorneys provide mediation services and expert testimony in employee benefits cases.

If you have concerns about your retirement plan or other employee benefits, please contact us.