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ERISA and Employee Benefits

ERISA and Employee Benefits


The attorneys in the ERISA and Employee Benefits Practice Group advise clients on both day-to-day issues as well as business transactions including purchases and sales of businesses and restructurings. We work with our clients to design and implement tax qualified and non-qualified retirement and compensation arrangements, including equity and non-equity based arrangements, 401(k), employee stock ownership, pension, profit-sharing, 457 and 403(b) plans and deferred compensation arrangements. We advise and counsel employers of all sizes on the design, creation, compliance and operation of all types of employee benefits and ERISA law. We have experience with qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, welfare plans, and deferred compensation arrangements. We regularly represent employers and advise on employee benefits issues in mergers and acquisitions as well as assist companies in resolving IRS audits and Department of Labor investigations of employee benefit plans. Our clients include private companies and non-profit organizations.

Our team is equipped to help you design the most beneficial compensation and benefit programs for your business, including: retirement plans, health and welfare plans, fringe benefit plans, and executive compensation programs.

We work with clients to make sure that they maintain compliance with federal tax laws, ERISA, securities laws and state laws and advise on the impact of laws and regulations governing employee benefits, including ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Sarbanes-Oxley, WARN Act, and other federal and state rules.

Our services include:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Welfare plans
  • HIPAA compliance
  • COBRA compliance
  • ESOPs
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Bankruptcy and underfunded plans
  • Fiduciary counseling and litigation
  • Deferred compensation arrangements
  • Long-term incentive plans
  • Performance (162(m)) plans
  • 409A compliance
  • Separation agreements
  • Securities compliance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employment agreements

March 31, 2020Tax and ERISA Update


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August 20, 2019Gary S. Young Will be Speaking at the World of the Latino Cuisine: Food Products and Beverage Trade Show

Gary S. Young, Member of the Firm's Employment and Labor Law Practice Group, will be speaking at the World of the Latino Cuisine: Food Products and Beverage Trade Show on September 25th at the Meadowlands Expo Center. Gary will be discussing the new laws on sexual harassment in the workplace and what you need to know in this changing environment. Since 1996, Gary has served as the General Counsel for the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association, and is often called upon to speak on behalf of issues affecting the entire restaurant industry in New Jersey and he is excited to share his knowledge of employment law with show attendees this year....

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July 24, 2019Join Mandelbaum Barrett and Sobel Co., LLC for Retirement Plans: The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Approved Plan Breakfast Seminar

Attention Business Owners: You don't want to miss this informative program on Retirement Plans: The Pros and Cons of a Pre-Approved Plan being held at Mandelbaum Barrett on September 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Join Mandelbaum Barrett and Sobel & Co., LLC for our breakfast seminar that will cover retirement plans from the legal and accounting perspective. Learn about best practices if you sponsor a qualified plan, prototype pre-approved plans, new IRS Correction Procedures and common plan issues identified by auditors....

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June 19, 2019Gary Young Authors Op-Ed Piece for NJBIZ on Salary Scrutiny

Gary Young, a Member in Mandelbaum Barrett's Corporate and ERISA Practice Groups, explains how employers can ensure that their compensation practices comply with the state's equal pay law in his article featured in NJBIZ. Gary explains how the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act is significantly strengthening protections against employment discrimination by addressing equal pay for women and other protected categories....

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January 9, 2019Gary S. Young Joins Mandelbaum Barrett's Corporate and Employment Practices

We are pleased to announce that Gary S. Young has joined the Firm as a Member in both the Corporate and ERISA and Employee Benefits Practice Groups. Gary has over 40 years of legal experience concentrating his practice on ERISA, employee benefits, executive compensation and assisting businesses and individuals with drafting business formation contracts and documents and advising on tax audit rules. Click here to read more....

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May 2, 2018Employment Law Alert: Governor Murphy Signs "Pro Employee" Law

On May 2, 2018 Gov. Phil Murphy signed another "pro-employee" law, the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Days Act (the "ESSDA"). The law comes on the heels of the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the "AEPA") signed on April 24, 2018....

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13 Feb2017 Mandelbaum Barrett Year in Review

We are pleased to share our 2017 Year in Review which highlights some of the Firm's notable successes during the last year. We are thankful to our clients who have allowed us to continue doing what we love. We continue to expand our practice areas and bench to reflect our clients needs....

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25 SepMandelbaum Barrett to Host NJCFA "Yo-Pro Financial Planning Seminar"

Mandelbaum Barrett is pleased to host the NJCFA's "Yo-Pro Financial Planning Seminar: A Real Life Road Map for Your Future" on October 12th!...

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