Health and Welfare Benefit Plans - 3rd Edition

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Juris Publishing, Inc., Apr 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 696 pages

 Health and Welfare Benefit Plans, Third Edition, is a handy reference resource intended to demystify employee welfare benefits. Readers will gain an understanding of employee benefit regulation and will comprehend the ways benefit issues relate to the myriad of other employer legal obligations. Health and Welfare Benefit Plans chapters explore the mechanisms through which employers provide employee welfare benefits, and the focus is on the various forms of employee benefits (other than pension) that employers choose to provide to their employees. This work addresses benefit programs that are not ERISA covered pension benefits and thoroughly discusses the delivery of employer provided non-pension benefits. Intended for lawyers and human resource professionals who deal with employee benefits issues as part of their practice, it is a useful guide for planning and management. Health and Welfare Benefit Plans is timely and offers a current discussion of all the significant changes in employee welfare benefits in a practical single volume.


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About the author (2009)

James M. Nelson is a Shareholder and Partner in Greenberg Traurig LLP's Labor and Employment and Global Benefits and Compensation practice groups in Sacramento, California. Mr. Nelson is Co-Chair for Welfare Plans of the Employee Benefits Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Labor and Employment Law Section.  The former Vice Chair of the California Bar Labor Section, Standing Committee on Individual Rights and Employee Benefits, he is also the former Chair of the Employment Law Committee, Labor Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Nelson edits the ABA Labor Section Employee Benefit Committee Newsletter.

Mr. Nelson in his practice represents employers and ERISA plan fiduciaries in matters concerning ERISA compliance, fiduciary responsibility, collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee benefits, safety, discrimination, wrongful termination, and other labor and employment issues. His experience encompasses complex litigation, class action defense, administrative proceedings and appeals, as well as providing advice and counseling to ERISA plan fiduciaries of single-employer and multi-employer plans.

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