F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

Implementing ERISA: Of Policies and “Plans”

Peter J. Wiedenbeck
There have been dramatic changes in the benefits field since the passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Most notably, employers’ cutbacks in health insurance coverage and cost shifting in response to escalating medical care costs have spawned the current national debate over health care reform.19 Less visible, but similarly consequential, is the proliferation of special statutory exclusions from gross income for a variety of fringe…
F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

The Effect of Anti-Discrimination Provisions on Rank-and-File Compensation

Joseph Bankman
The purpose of this Article is to provide a more considered, though still quite basic, exposition of the effect the anti-discrimination provisions are likely to have on rank-and-file compensation.
F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

ERISA and the Language of Preemption

Jay Conison
This Article has two aims: first, to show that there is indeed little to guide courts in interpreting section 514(a), and second, to show that despite this lack of guidance, courts can still apply the provision rationally.
F. Hodge O'Neal Corporate and Securities Law Symposium

Closing the Gap: Safeguarding Participants’ Rights by Expanding the Federal Common Law of ERISA

Jayne Elizabeth Zanglein
This Article will explore the current boundaries of the federal common law of ERISA and will urge the expansion of these boundaries to protect plan participants who have been betrayed without a remedy.