Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Law 458



Writing Experience (WE)



This course focuses on non-cash employer provided benefits designed to help employees save for retirement through the use of plans that are qualified under the Internal Revenue Code. It explores the requirements such plans must meet under both the Code and ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). This course also looks at current trends in executive compensation and explores Code Section 409A. Students will be exposed to the basics as covered by the Code, ERISA, plan documents, rulings from the DOL and the IRS and case law. Expect a course focused on the practical application of the law to help you spot the issues and navigate your way to the right answer.

Administrative Law or Tax Law is recommended for understanding IRC and regulation format, but neither is a required prerequisite.

B. Grimes

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