Proskauer Benefits Brief: Legal Insight on Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Episode 1: Severance Pay Plans & ERISA

February 26, 2018

In this episode of the Proskauer Benefits Brief, senior counsel Anthony Cacace and partner Robert Projansky discuss how severance plans can be subject to ERISA. We examine the key advantages of having severance pay arrangements covered by ERISA and what employers can do to design plans that comply with the substantive and procedural requirements of ERISA, but also maximize the likelihood of benefitting from ERISA coverage. Whether a severance plan or arrangement is governed by ERISA is a rather fact-intensive analysis, so be sure to tune in for how those facts and circumstances can give rise to an ERISA plan.