This course provides an overview of the major mandatory and non-mandatory employee benefits--deferred compensation, workers compensation, unemployment insurance, health insurance, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and Social Security. An in-depth examination of ERISA occupies approximately 8 weeks of the course. This is a growing and dynamic practice area. We will study qualified plans, plan design, Section 510 (benefits discrimination) cases, COBRA and claims for benefits cases. A three hour final examination is required.