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New at FindLaw: ERISA Explained

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By Brett Snider, Esq. on August 27, 2014 7:56 AM

No, ERISA isn't the name of that girl from high school you can't remember, it's the legal unpinning for employee benefits and retirement. And FindLaw knows all about her.

If you want to educate yourself on ERISA's reporting requirements, penalties for ERISA violators, or how ERISA, a federal law, meshes with state law protections, FindLaw's Learn About the Law section is the place to go.

Here's a quick preview of some of our newest ERISA content:

ERISA? What's That?

For those of you who don't have the slightest clue what ERISA is, check out FindLaw's new Learn About the Law page helpfully entitled "What Is ERISA?" The page explains what ERISA stands for, who it does (and doesn't) apply to, and how it protects employees' interests.

With this crash course on ERISA under your belt, you can read up on some more advanced topics.

ERISA Pre-emption

Our system of federalism allows state and federal laws to (mostly) coexist without conflict. But how does ERISA interact with state laws which also attempt to protect workers' benefits? Find out the answer in FindLaw's Learn About the Law article "ERISA Preemption: What You Need to Know."

ERISA Reporting Forms

Are you a small business owner totally bewildered about what to do with your ERISA reporting forms? ERISA Form 5500 is one in a series of forms required by benefit plan sponsors under ERISA, and FindLaw's "ERISA Form 5500 Reporting Requirements" can help you on the way to compliance.

ERISA Penalties

Curious or worried about what happens to those who violate ERISA? Find out the most typical ERISA violations and their punishments in our article on "ERISA Violations: Penalties and Punishments."

These legal nuggets about ERISA may make you hungry for even more ERISA explanations. If that's the case, FindLaw's Lawyer Directory is bursting at the seams with experienced ERISA lawyers near you.

Take stock of your legal options for retirement and benefits with FindLaw's ERISA content today!

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