Employee benefits have been revolutionized.
Health Care Reform, the demise of DOMA and an aging workforce all contribute to the new landscape. While potentially overwhelming for employers, these changes also present new opportunities to attract and retain talented workers.
We approach employee benefits with a real-world, business savvy outlook.
Having spent time “in the trenches” as HR, governmental, general counsel and CPA professionals, we know the ins and outs of the laws and regulations governing employee benefits, which means we go beyond legal advice to provide strategic counsel on how your benefits programs can align with your overall business objectives.
Employee benefits touch many areas of your business—your employees’ health and future, your financial stability, tax obligations and your ability to compete in the market.
Our team is built around specific areas of practice, which allows us to identify the nuanced issues that can bring your benefits plans to the next level.
We see the whole picture and are committed to designing plans that will carry you safely and successfully into the future.
Crain’s New York | May 24, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment partner Karen Ng is quoted in this article about NYC Public Advocate Letitia James’ policy brief advocating for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) as a succession plan for employees of businesses whose owners are preparing to retire.
HR Morning | May 12, 2017
This article is about Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene’s presentation on company FSA plans at the Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ignites | March 27, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment counsel Charles Dyke is quoted in this article about recent 401(k)-fee cases surviving motions to dismiss.
University Business | November 01, 2016
Rochester Labor & Employment partners Eric Paley and Christian Hancey are both quoted in this article discussing the impact retirement plan fee litigation, which many colleges and universities are facing, has on the higher education community.
Confero | June 01, 2016
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Yelena Gray authored this column discussing the upcoming compliance deadline for cash balance plan sponsors.
Law360 | January 20, 2016
San Francisco counsel and leader of the ERISA Litigation team Chuck Dyke discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling that a retirement plan cannot sue under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act for reimbursement of medical expenses from a third-party settlement that a plan participant has already spent.
Rochester Business Journal | January 04, 2016
Rochester partner and leader of our Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team, Kate Saracene provides commentary in this feature article discussing the potential impact of recent changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Rochester Business Journal | July 02, 2015
Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene authored this op-ed on the impact on employers following the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision.
Law360 | June 25, 2015
Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
Crain's New York Business: Health Pulse | June 25, 2015
As the Supreme Court winds down its current term, Rochester Employee Benefits and Labor & Employment partner Kate Saracene discusses the Court’s highly-anticipated Affordable Care Act (ACA) decision.
Law360 | May 18, 2015
Chicago Labor & Employment counsel Catherine Gonzalez is quoted in this article discussing the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Tibble v. Edison International.
Business First of Buffalo | November 28, 2014
Rochester partner and Health and Welfare Employee Benefits team leader Kate Saracene is quoted in this end-of-year story on the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to provide health insurance coverage going into effect Jan. 1.
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