Peters & Kappenman assists employers with a wide range of benefits-related matters. On the employment law side, we help clients design, document, and administer retirement and health and welfare plans (for example, group health plans, flexible spending accounts, and cafeteria plans). We also regularly advise clients on compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. We help them determine employer size, develop policies consistent with the Employer Shared Responsibility (Pay versus Play) regulations, and properly complete IRC forms 1094-C and 1095-C filings. We offer certain benefits documents on a flat-fee basis as a cost-effective way for clients to implement and maintain compliant plans.

On the labor law side, we counsel employers on contract and other trust law issues in connection with multi-employer plans and Taft-Hartley trusts. We represent employers in trust fund audits and delinquent contribution claims and help them assess and address all aspects of pension withdrawal liability. In addition, our experienced benefits litigators represent employers, officers, directors, and selling shareholders in ERISA and related benefits litigation. We also work with employers on the employee benefits issues arising in corporate transactions and workforce reorganizations.

Our experienced attorneys are available to assist clients with, among other things:

  • COBRA & FMLA issues
  • Severance agreements
  • IRS retirement plan determinations
  • 409A Deferred Compensation plans
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Employer-Sponsored Educational Assistance Programs
  • Cafeteria Plans
  • Summary Plan Descriptions (SPD)
  • Multi-employer plans and Taft-Hartley trusts
  • Trust fund audits/delinquent contribution claims
  • Withdrawal liability claims
  • Benefits issues arising in the context of corporate bankruptcies and reorganizations

We welcome you to learn more about all of our legal services for employers. Contact Peters & Kappenman for additional information about our employee benefits practice.