At Arnold and Kadjan,LLP, our employee benefits group has extensive practical experience.
Implementing and administering employee benefit plans has become increasingly complex as laws undergo constant change. Our expertise enables us to anticipate problems and provide a coherent path through the maze of regulations and technical requirements. We are able to couple our benefit plan expertise with our legal and practice labor relations experience to provide uniquely effective solutions.
We offer a full-service approach to our clients, in all facets of employee retirement plans, welfare benefit plans, fringe benefit plans, multi-employer ERISA funds, including design, drafting, administrative advice, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Our employee benefits group is uniquely qualified to serve the needs of our clients. They have created and installed retirement plans, welfare plans and plans for many different types of employers, taking into account each employer’s unique needs and culture. They assist companies in developing strategies to assess the short- and long-term cost implications of benefit programs and balancing those objectives with the interests of employees, collective bargaining considerations, regulatory requirements and tax consequences. By working with our clients to understand their human resources and business objectives, our employee benefits group helps establish an overall framework that meets their immediate and long-term needs. They are able to efficiently design and implement an employee benefits program that makes sense from both a cost and operational viewpoint.
We work with third party administrators and providers, design requests for proposals (RFPs) to assure the funds pay competitive prices for services rendered.
Arnold and Kadjan, LLP is an expert in ERISA benefit collection actions and has broken new ground in that field in several matters of first impression as detailed in our landmark litigation section and routinely collects millions of dollars a year in delinquent employer contributions, penalties and liquidated damages for its multi-employer fund clients, and withdrawal liability.
Our firm also pursues welfare fund subrogation claims to recoup benefits paid by the plan as a result of the participant’s litigation recovery against a third party in state and federal forums.