Employee Benefits Law
Federal law closely regulates employer-provided retirement, health, and welfare benefits. In this course, we will examine key federal statutes for this important and dynamic area of the law – including the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Affordable Care Act of 2010, and the Internal Revenue Code. Particular attention will be devoted to tax-qualified retirement plans (such as 401(k) plans), non-qualified retirement plans for corporate executives, and health insurance. No background knowledge of federal tax, pension, or health-care law is required.
Flex exam at end of semester.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.