ERISA and Employee Benefits

Our skilled ERISA and Employee Benefits attorneys 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.

  • 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

Dennis J. Alessi Answers Reader’s Question for Newsweek Magazine.

January 9, 2023

“I’m more qualified than my co-workers, but they earn more – What should I do” asked a Newsweek reader recently and Mandelbaum Barrett PC Employment Law attorney Dennis J. Alessi, Esq. weighed in. In the article, Alessi talks about wage increase promises being considered “verbal agreements” that may be enforceable. Read full article here.

Dennis J. Alessi interviewed by Newsweek Regarding Overtime and Sick Leave on Trending Story

December 12, 2022

Dennis J. Alessi recently spoke with Newsweek to weigh in on a trending story about an employee who took sick leave to go on holiday for their mental health.  The worker, who received a sick note from their doctor, got six weeks off work, and booked a holiday during this time says that their boss wasn’t […]

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

July 24, 2019

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 PC on September 25th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Join Mandelbaum Barrett PC 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.

Tax and ERISA Update

March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020 By Martin D. Hauptman and Steven A. Holt Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Taxation and ERISA Departments will be keeping you informed as we learn more about the CARES Act and other developments affecting you as taxpayers. Here are a few updates: Coronavirus Relief Package and its Impact on Retirement Plans The recently enacted […]

Employment Law Alert: Governor Murphy Signs "Pro Employee" Law

May 2, 2018

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.