The Fifth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW: POLICY AND PRACTICE has been updated to reflect the state of federal law as of August 1, 2018. The Fifth Edition features:

  • Revised and updated public policy trends and statistics;
  • New developments concerning governmental plans and church plans;
  • Revised and updated discussion of reporting and disclosure requirements and estoppel claims;
  • Expanded discussion of nonqualified plans under Code Section 409A;
  • The most recent statutory, regulatory, and litigation developments concerning the Affordable Care Act;
  • A revised and updated discussion of retiree health care plans;
  • The most recent Supreme Court decisions regarding retiree health care plans, ERISA fiduciary duties, the remedies available to private litigants, and ERISA preemption of state laws; and
  • Revised and updated Appendix material concerning the Internal Revenue Service forms used in a typical ERISA compliance practice.
The Fifth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW: POLICY AND PRACTICE is accompanied by a comprehensive Teacher’s Manual that is designed to minimize the time necessary for class preparation. The Teacher’s Manual contains:
  • PowerPoint slides to accompany the material in the casebook;
  • Briefs for every principal case in the casebook;
  • Answers to all of the questions presented in the text of the casebook;
  • Suggested Socratic questions (and answers) to prompt class discussion of the material; and
  • A sample syllabus for an introductory three credit hour course.
The Teacher’s Manual and the PowerPoint slides are available in an electronic format that may be downloaded and customized by the instructor to form an instant set of lecture notes.


Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 10/05/2018

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The Fifth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW: POLICY AND PRACTICE has been updated to reflect the state of federal law as of August 1, 2018. The Fifth Edition features:

  • Revised and updated public policy trends and statistics;
  • New developments concerning governmental plans and church plans;
  • Revised and updated discussion of reporting and disclosure requirements and estoppel claims;
  • Expanded discussion of nonqualified plans under Code Section 409A;
  • The most recent statutory, regulatory, and litigation developments concerning the Affordable Care Act;
  • A revised and updated discussion of retiree health care plans;
  • The most recent Supreme Court decisions regarding retiree health care plans, ERISA fiduciary duties, the remedies available to private litigants, and ERISA preemption of state laws; and
  • Revised and updated Appendix material concerning the Internal Revenue Service forms used in a typical ERISA compliance practice.

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