Employee Benefits Law (JD-216)
This course has prerequisite of Lawyering Skills I and II, Contracts I and II, Torts, Property, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure I, and Constitutional Law I. This course will survey the labor, employment, and tax rules affecting employee pension and profit sharing plans. By providing an overview of the framework of rules governing such plans, students will learn the basic tax, legal, business, and other issues that specifically affect retirement plans and participants' rights under such plans. Larger public policy issues to be discussed include the struggles of Social Security to remain solvent, the problems of aging and health care, retirement security and women, and changing retirement patterns. The course will also discuss other types of employee benefit plans, such as health and welfare plans and executive compensation plans. This course has been approved to be taught either in a live classroom setting or an online format.