Pennsylvania Severance Dispute Lawyers
When a private employer offers certain benefits to employees, like severance, vacation pay, medical coverage and other fringe benefits, these benefits must conform to the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA). If you have reason to believe your employer has unlawfully denied your severance benefits or other benefits, you need a lawyer to help you understand your rights and fight for what you are entitled to under the law. The Pittsburgh law firm of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates has represented countless employees across Western Pennsylvania in employment disputes.
A severance plan must meet a number of requirements in order to comply with ERISA. The administrators of the plan must file an annual report. Further, the plan must be in writing, and all participants in the plan must receive a summary of the plan's terms and conditions. If a plan does not meet these requirements, an employer could be subjected to civil and even criminal penalties.
ERISA is known by other attorneys as a particularly difficult field of law. For instance, some severance plans are subject to ERISA, and others are not. Further, workers must exhaust certain administrative remedies before filing a claim in court.
A less experienced lawyer may not be able to fully understand the various complexities of these laws, and may not accomplish a favorable outcome in your case. Further, there are very specific legal procedures that must be followed in every ERISA claim. Attorney Sam Cordes has more than 20 years of legal experience representing employees. He understands how ERISA works and how to give his clients every opportunity to achieve success, either in litigation or negotiations.
Contact Samuel J. Cordes & Associates
Call 412-567-5444 , or e-mail our law firm to schedule a consultation.