St. Louis ERISA Lawyers
St. Louis, Missouri, Employee Benefits Attorneys
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, or ERISA, was enacted in order to protect the retirement assets of Americans. This act ensures that funds placed in retirement plans during the course of their working lives will be there when they retire. Employers, if they have established a pension or other type of retirement plan, must meet minimum standards for the plan.
At the law firm of Schuchat, Cook & Werner, we are highly skilled employment law lawyers who help clients with a wide variety of issues, including ERISA matters. Our practice focuses on standing up for our clients’ rights to ensure that their legal concerns are addressed and resolved in a reasonable and creative manner that suits their needs and best interests. To schedule a consultation at our offices in Missouri with a St. Louis ERISA and employment lawyer, contact us online or call 314-732-1127 or 888-365-0445 or visit us on Facebook.
ERISA details include:
- The requirement of employers to set standards that govern how long an employee must be employed at the company before becoming eligible to become a participant in the plan
- An employer stating how long a participant can be away from their job before it might affect their benefits
- What rights a spouse may have to the money in the event of the employee’s death
- Requiring an employer to set minimum standards for retirement benefits, participation, vesting, benefit accrual and funding
Our attorneys can discuss these and other aspects of ERISA with you as the specifics may apply in your situation.
Unfortunately for some employees, an employer may breach their ERISA fiduciary duties that can result in substantial plan losses. Employees are the ones who are left dealing with the loss of their retirement money. Employers must be held responsible for their negligence and failure to responsibly maintain retirement accounts according to their set duties. We are experienced litigators who can represent clients in taking legal action against employers in order to recover the lost funds.
Contact Our St. Louis ERISA Attorneys Today
Do not hesitate to get in touch with the Missouri office of Schuchat, Cook & Werner. We can take the time to explain ERISA matters to you, as well as other employment law issues such as long-term disability. Contact us online or call us today at 314-732-1127 or 888-365-0445 or visit us on Facebook.