I focus my practice on employee benefits, including single and multiemployer retirement plans, health and welfare plans, cafeteria plans, and executive compensation. I work with clients to navigate the complex and evolving landscape of benefits plans to ensure they are well-designed, properly maintained, and compliant with federal law. I provide day-to-day benefit plan administration and compliance support, including drafting and reviewing qualified plan documents, required notices, and participant communications. I represent clients in a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, food services, retail, healthcare, and financial services.
As employees’ needs evolve over the course of their careers and lives, benefits products might be designed to permit employees to save money through an extended care leave plan. Such a plan could be used to provide income resources to employees during periods of time that they need to temporarily stop working or reduce working hours to provide full- or part-time care for a loved one during parental leave or other types of leave. Much like retirement plans, money saved in extended care leave plans could be permitted to be rolled over upon termination of employment so that employees could save throughout their lives. Employers looking for creative benefit offerings may wish to consider these types of plans and whether adding them to their lineup of existing offerings would benefit both employees and employers.
The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
University of Michigan, B.A.
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