National Employment Lawyers Association/New York - Event Information
NELA Nite on ERISA
NELA NITE: ESSENTIAL ERISA BASICS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT LAWYER or Even Though You Don’t Do Windows Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Fall Out of One!
Has your client been terminated right before her pension vests?
Have you waived your client’s rights to any ERISA benefits in a settlement agreement?
Has an employer created an enforceable ERISA plan through its severance practices?
How do you find out what benefits your client is entitled to and whether she is eligible?
How, where, and when does your client challenge the denial of his benefits?
WILLIAM FRUMKIN and ELIZABETH HUNTER, partners at Frumkin & Hunter LLP, will provide an overview of ERISA basics: types of employee benefit plans covered by ERISA, formal and informal ERISA plans, types of documents employees are entitled to obtain from an ERISA plan, primary types of ERISA claims, common procedural issues, and ways to utilize potential ERISA claims to enhance other employment claims.
Bill Frumkin is the past President of the New York Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and former Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of NELA national. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law Section, and the former Co-Chair of its Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee. He was a contributing author for Disability Discrimination in the Workplace (Clark Boardman and Callaghan) and Employee Benefits Law (American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment, BNA Books), in addition to publishing numerous articles on employment and benefits law matters in the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Journal, and other trade publications.
Elizabeth Hunter has written and spoken on ERISA and employment discrimination topics for various organizations, including the New York Law Journal, the National Employment Lawyers Association national conference and New York chapter conference, the New York State Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, and Lorman Education Services. She also worked previously as a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Administrative Law Judges, where she handled cases under federal whistleblower statutes and federal wage-and-hour and workers' compensation statutes. She is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Women's Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties, and the Orange County Bar Association. She served as an officer of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan Counties for several years.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern
Outten & Golden LLP 685 Third Avenue 25th Floor Conference Room New York, NY 10017 UNITED STATES