Newer Edition Available

The Fourth Edition of INTRODUCTION TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW: POLICY AND PRACTICE has been updated to reflect the state of federal law as of August 1, 2014. The Fourth Edition features:

  • Revised and updated public policy trends and statistics;
  • The most recent developments concerning implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA);
  • A revised and updated discussion of other federal laws affecting welfare benefit plans;
  • The most recent Supreme Court decisions regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ERISA fiduciary duties, and the remedies available to private litigants; and
  • Revised and updated Appendix material containing the Internal Revenue Service forms used in a typical ERISA compliance practice and an illustrative prototype plan document.

The Fourth 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:
  • Briefs for every principal case in the casebook;
  • Suggested Socratic questions (and answers) to prompt class discussion of the material;
  • Answers to all of the questions presented in the text of the casebook;
  • PowerPoint slides to accompany the material in the casebook; 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: 12/30/2014


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