Employee Compensation and Benefits
Keller Thoma has a long history of designing, implementing and administering qualified pension and profit-sharing plans, tax-sheltered annuities, government deferred compensation plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, life insurance, health benefit plans (insured and self-insured), and Taft-Hartley welfare benefit plans. This representation also includes verifying compliance with applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. We have experience navigating the Affordable Care Act for both our public and private sector clients. The firm attorney primarily responsible for these functions is a registered CPA as well as a licensed Michigan lawyer.
In addition to advising clients in the preparation and review of benefit plans, the firm represents employers in benefit-related litigation. In recent years, this has included litigation regarding independent contractor issues, alter ego disputes, pension disputes, actuarial disputes, conversion of plans from defined benefit plans to defined contribution plans, contract disputes, fiduciary obligations, and individual benefit right claims.
We can also help draft compensation agreements and employment contracts for your executive level employees; review compensation levels to ensure they are compliant with discrimination laws; and review and represent employers in all manner of wage-hour claims.
We welcome you to contact Keller Thoma if we may be of services to you in an employee compensation or benefits matter. Based in Southfield, we work with employers in the Detroit area, throughout the state of Michigan, and in neighboring states.