At Console Mattiacci Law, LLC we are dedicated to protecting the rights of employees under the law which govern pension, health care and other workplace benefits. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for pension plans in private industry. While the law does not require an employer to establish a pension plan, those who do establish plans must meet certain minimum standards.
ERISA generally requires plans to regularly provide participants with information about the plan including information about plan features and funding. ERISA sets minimum standards for participation, vesting, benefit accrual and funding while requiring accountability of plan fiduciaries. ERISA also gives participants the right to sue for benefits and breaches of fiduciary duty. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) enforces ERISA.
ERISA cases are often difficult and complex. Each case requires a careful, focused, and thorough evaluation by a competent attorney who practices employment law. Our firm maintains an excellent reputation in the field of employment law both with employers and the legal community. Depending on the particular facts of your situation and your specific goals, we will work with you to negotiate with your employer, file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state or local agency, and represent you in federal or state court.
Please be aware that there are strict deadlines associated with bringing claims of discrimination. In some cases, you may only have 180 days to file a claim or you forever lose your right to do so. If you believe you have been discriminated against based on your age do not delay in contacting us at 215-545-7676 for a comprehensive consultation. We represent clients in the Philadelphia area and throughout New Jersey and New York.