Employment Benefits

Trevett Cristo’s employment benefits attorneys believe in protecting the benefits that workers earn and deserve. We have decades of experience with multiemployer and public benefit plans of all types. As experienced lawyers, we understand the challenges our clients face, and we engage in litigation and appeals of all employment benefits matters involving ERISA and related laws in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. We also represent individual participants and beneficiaries seeking to enforce their benefit rights under employer plans and relevant laws such as ERISA. And we represent plan fiduciaries as the need arises.

Decades of experience with:

  • Multiemployer and public benefit plans of all types, including pensions, annuities, health & welfare benefits, and apprenticeship programs under ERISA
  • Trust fund formation, amendment and administration
  • Drafting and maintaining plan documents and summary plan descriptions
  • Plan sponsor, fiduciary and administrator duties and litigation
  • Government reporting and filing
  • Plan participant communications
  • Executive contracts and compensation negotiation, amendment and termination
  • Counsel regarding policies including HIPPA compliance and audits, fiduciary processes, review of professionals, vendors and parties in interest
  • IRS and Department of Labor audits and investigations
  • Delinquent contribution collection policies, procedures and litigation
  • Withdrawal liability issues and arbitrations
  • Counsel regarding benefit claim review, denial and appeal
  • Arbitration, mediation and negotiation, as appropriate
  • Litigation and appeals of all employment benefits matters involving ERISA and related laws in federal and state courts and administrative agencies

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