Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Consider us your outside in-house counsel We’ll help you construct and administer employee benefits and executive compensation plans that take full advantage of the relevant operational, financial and tax benefits. In a heavily regulated area in which rules are constantly evolving, navigating the laws necessary to properly design programs can be a real challenge. That’s why we provide practical, useful counsel that considers your overall business strategies.

We represent all types of employers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as individuals. Our services include the following:

  • Retirement plans
  • Health and welfare plans
  • Executive compensation
  • International compensation and benefits
  • Mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions
  • ERISA litigation, claims and government proceedings
  • Non-subscribers to Texas Workers’ Compensation Act

Our clients rely on our team’s deep knowledge and experience. Through our longstanding national involvement with the American Bar Association, we’ve developed close relationships with leadership within the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor. When an issue arises regarding a complex regulation, we have considerable insight and can get our clients’ questions answered. We also have significant international benefits and compensation experience. Clients appreciate our ability to tap into a variety of resources as a member of the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association.

Clients know that we’ll always bring the right lawyers to their matters. We collaborate across practices to assemble the best team, ensuring the value and efficiency clients to expect from us.

As a testament to our client service, Chambers USA 2020 named the firm a Recognized Practitioner in Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation nationwide. We are ranked in National Tier 2 in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in 2020 by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. Additionally, four of our lawyers were named in Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. in 2020.

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Kirsten Garcia Talks With Bloomberg Law About Employer Penalties for Unvaccinated Workers
August, 26 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP Counsel Kirsten Garcia talked with Bloomberg Law about considerations for companies that penalize unvaccinated workers. Below is an excerpt: A plan by Delta Air Lines Inc. to penalize unvaccinated workers underscores the dilemma faced by employers that want inoculated workers without triggering the practical problems associated with absolute vaccinate-or-terminate mandates, [...]