Law Offices of Sara Lanford Ennor

office (510) 633-9985
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Pension Benefits and ERISA

Private sector pension plans are covered by the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). ERISA and the IRC both protect employees in a plan by requiring specific rules to be met. A business must tread expertly to make sure its employee programs programs and retirement plans meet its goals and the legal rules.

It is very easy for a pension or benefit plan to be out of compliance and jeopardize its tax exempt status or run afoul of ERISA, creating liabilities for employers. We aid employers in plan design, document preparation and review, employee disclosure, plan IRC and ERISA compliance and the correction of plan violations.