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Employee Benefits Attorney

Type Full-Time

Location Indiana - Fort Wayne

Job ID UJTV332413

Experience Level Junior Associate

Job Experience Min. 1 - Max. 6 Years

Ranking 3 : Mostly Business $$$

Estimated Salary Lower than Highest Salary Band in Market (Varies by Firm)

Practice Areas ERISA - General

2024-05-03 02:44:50

A law firm located in Fort Wayne, IN, is actively seeking an Employee Benefits Attorney to join their team. This role is ideal for candidates with a background in employee benefits law ranging from entry-level to those with moderate experience. The firm offers flexibility in terms of relocation and work hours, including opportunities for remote work and part-time schedules, making it an excellent position for those seeking work-life balance while continuing to advance their legal careers.

Duties:

  • Advise clients on all aspects of employee benefits law, including but not limited to ERISA, COBRA, and the ACA.
  • Design, implement, and administer employee benefit plans.
  • Provide legal guidance on pension plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation.
  • Handle plan audits and compliance reviews with federal and state regulations.
  • Represent clients in dealings with governmental entities like the IRS and the Department of Labor.
  • Draft plan documents, summary plan descriptions, and amendments.
  • Stay updated on new legislation and regulatory rulings impacting employee benefits.
  • Work collaboratively with other attorneys and staff to provide comprehensive client service.

Requirements:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law, preferably in Indiana, or willing to obtain licensure.
  • 1-6 years of experience in employee benefits law, though candidates with strong related qualifications and less specific experience may be considered.
  • Strong analytical, research, and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of explaining complex legal matters clearly and simply.
  • Flexible attitude towards working arrangements, including openness to part-time or remote work as necessary.

Education:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.

Certifications:

  • Admission to the Bar in one or more states; Indiana preferred or willingness to obtain state bar admission.

Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of ERISA, COBRA, ACA, and other relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving and the ability to offer practical advice.

Benefits:

  • 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Contributions to health and dental plans.
  • Subsidized gym membership.
  • Disability coverage.

This position is designed to offer flexibility, including the option not to relocate and the possibility of part-time work arrangements, providing a unique opportunity for those seeking to balance personal needs with professional growth in the field of employee benefits law. The firm emphasizes a supportive work environment with a commitment to developing its staff and promoting from within.

This Indiana-based law firm serves a host of international, national, regional, and local business clients of varying sizes, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized businesses and corporations. It provides practical and cost-efficient legal services in the areas of appellate law, bankruptcy law and creditors' rights, consumer financial services, corporate/business law, e-commerce transactions, employee benefits, labor and employment relations, environmental law, estate planning and administration, financial institutions, healthcare, litigation, public finance, real estate law, securities, taxation, and workers' compensation.

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