How We Help Employers

 

Comprehensive ERISA Litigation Defense

Employers and other plan fiduciaries have significant responsibilities under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). When ERISA disputes arise, whether such disputes involve a claim for benefits under an ERISA plan, or allegations involving an alleged breach of a fiduciary duty, it is important that the relevant plan fiduciary understand the full panoply of rights and responsibilities provided under the law, in order to properly handle the administrative claim and appeals process and any resultant federal court litigation.

  • Pensions claims (including 401(k), ESOP and traditional retirement plans)
  • Health and welfare claims
  • Severance plan claims
  • Life Insurance/AD&D claims
  • Other complex ERISA litigation (including class actions)

 

Assisting Fiduciaries with the ERISA Administrative Process

At Pridgen Bassett Law, we understand just how important the administrative claim and appeals process is in the world of ERISA. There is a substantial body of federal law – statutory, regulatory and case law – to guide a fiduciary’s actions. Our familiarity with those laws allows us to counsel fiduciaries (like claim/appeal administrators and others) and employers/plan sponsors in a highly proactive manner. Let our experience assisting clients with the ins and outs of claim and appeal processing provide valuable insight into your process as well.

 

Assisting Fiduciaries with ERISA Litigation

ERISA litigation is literally what Pridgen Bassett Law does all day, every day. And our founding attorneys have litigated ERISA cases nationwide, for multiple Fortune 500 companies, for many, many years. When ERISA litigation is required because a dispute can’t be resolved through informal channels, you want experienced and affordable ERISA litigators on your team. Our familiarity with the case law across the nation, and once on board with the particularities of your plan, make us the natural choice.

 

Learn More about how ERISA Impacts You

We are thoroughly familiar with the administrative requirements of ERISA, governing how plan sponsors and plan fiduciaries communicate plan benefits and claim outcomes to their plan participants and beneficiaries. We have the experience to evaluate the litigation potential of a disputed employee benefit claim or practice. This is why Pridgen Bassett Law has earned the respect of our peers in Atlanta and throughout the country. Schedule your free initial consultation today.  Call +1-470-33-ERISA (470-333-7472) or contact us online to get started.

 

Comprehensive Employment Counseling

Employers, especially smaller employers, can be easily overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the employment laws they are expected to comply with, day in and day out.  We have earned the trust of many companies, which either do not have a dedicated Human Resources professional on staff, or if they do, that professional needs additional assistance understanding and dealing with employment compliance and/or employment disputes.  Pridgen Bassett Law’s attorneys can assist with your company’s employment law needs and help formalize your company’s HR policies for best practices.

  • Employee/Independent contractor Contracts
  • Employee/executive compensation packages
  • Onboarding
  • Training
  • Separations/Reductions in Force
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Grievance Procedures
  • Regulatory requirements and policy matters
  • Reviewing employee versus contractor, and exempt versus nonexempt, statuses to ensure compliance with state and federal laws

 

Assisting Companies with Employment Litigation

When employment litigation or government investigation strikes, your company needs experienced employment litigators on your team. We pride ourselves on not just with our understanding of the law, which is important, but with our well-rounded approach to employment litigation.  We seek to learn what is at the heart of every dispute, and to resolve that dispute as early as possible, and in our client’s best interest.  If your company is facing an employee dispute, give us a call.

 

Learn More about how Pridgen Bassett Law can Help You

Our familiarity with the employment laws applicable to small and medium-size employers runs deep and wide. We know that your company’s employees are important to you.  We have the experience you need to help you comply with the litany of employment laws governing your workplace. Call +1-470-333-7472 or contact us online today for a free consultation and to learn how we can assist you.