Considerations for Employee Benefit Programs That Benefit Employer and Employees

Benefits Law Journal Spring 2015

Lee T. Polk, Of Counsel to Epstein Becker Green in the Employee Benefits practice, in the firm's Chicago office, authored an article in Benefits Law Journal, titled “Considerations for Employee Benefit Programs That Benefit Employer and Employees.”

Following is an excerpt:

Employers must compete in the marketplace for talented employees at every level—both in recruitment and retention. It is thus in employers’ best interests to provide employee benefit plans that are attractive to employees and at the same time operate in ways that, where possible, favor the employer as well. As discussed below, recent changes in tax law and court decisions in the ERISA area encourage employers to revisit their retirement plans and consider pocketbook and non-pocketbook improvements for the employer and employee alike.

This article is based on Mr. Polk’s Take 5 Newsletter