WHAT IS ERISA?

In 1974, U.S. Congress passed a group of laws originally designed to protect pensions and other employee benefits. Congress intended to protect workers and their families by passing the Employee Retirement Income Security Act – known as “ERISA.” It is contained in Title 29 of the United States Code, and like many other federal statutes, provides a rather general guideline for how the law is to be implemented. Under our system of laws, general laws like these are often fleshed out in the courts, where judges interpret the meaning of the vague wording of the statutes. Because of its generality, a lot of the law that guides us today in the area of ERISA has come from the courts, and a simple reading of the statutes rarely provides a complete answer to an ERISA question. 

At Cody Allison & Associates, our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with ERISA issues and making arguments that conform to the case law that has interpreted this complex statute over the years.   We are often contacted by other lawyers and law firms to assist their clients with an ERISA claim.  If you need help, don’t hesitate to give our office a call at (615) 234-6000, or e-mail cody@codyallison.com.  Hiring the right ERISA law firm makes a difference.  Give us a call today and see the difference we can make for you.