Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies ERISA's 'Church Plan' Exemption

, New York Law Journal


In their Employment Law column, Jeffrey S. Klein and Nicholas J. Pappas review the debate in lower courts regarding the scope of the "church plan" exemption from ERISA and whether it applies to plans established by church-affiliated entities, such as hospitals and schools; explain the Supreme Court's holding in 'Advocate Health'; and offer some suggestions for church-affiliated employers to navigate the legal terrain of the "church plan" exemption.

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