What is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act? (ERISA)
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) is a federal law that governs the benefit plans that many employers provide for their employees. In addition to setting certain requirements for such plans, ERISA prohibits employers from firing, suspending, disciplining or otherwise discriminating workers for exercising their rights under ERISA-covered plans. Some states also have their own laws that protect employees from termination for using health-care benefits.
Why Hire Katz Banks Kumin for your ERISA Discrimination Case?
In today’s tough economy, some employers try to cut back on insurance costs by limiting their employees’ use of healthcare benefits or pension benefits. Some employers have terminated employees who are using such benefits, or who the employer expects will be using those benefits in the near future. Our attorneys regularly advise employees about their rights under ERISA and related laws.
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