Sullivan's Employment and Benefits attorneys combine deep technical knowledge and years of providing pragmatic solutions to help employers develop employment and benefit policies and programs that best fit the needs of their employees.

By regularly advising employers of all stripes – large and small, labor-intensive and service-oriented, taxable and non-profit – we offer the skills our clients need to help formulate customized and practical solutions to a broad range of employment-related problems and to help design and fit compensation and benefit packages into the larger picture, while maximizing the impact of benefit dollars.

Our lawyers regularly work with clients on all manner of discrimination and harassment issues, employee discipline and discharge, handbooks and policy development, executive contracts, training for managers and employees, and designing and implementing all forms of retirement, welfare, fringe benefit, deferred compensation, and equity compensation plans, in addition to working with individuals on compensation and severance packages and retirement planning. We also regularly advise clients on the nettlesome issues of employee versus independent contractor and exempt versus non-exempt classification issues.

Supported by several of Sullivan's other practice areas, we pool our areas of strength, which enables us to address the full range of legal and practical issues involved in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.

Employment and Benefits Practice Areas

Employment Law and Human Resources Counseling

Compensation and Benefits Plan Design and Administration

Executive Compensation

ERISA Fiduciary


  • The 2022 edition of Chambers USA recognized the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group and noted the breadth of its capabilities in employee benefits matters and for its representation of a range of corporate and individual clients, particularly in the financial services industry. The group is singled out for its expertise in tax implications and considerations of benefit plans, M&A-related matters and compensation arrangements.
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 2022 ranked the group in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law.

Useful Resources

Regulatory Compliance Checklist - Employment and Workplace Policies

Regulatory Compliance Checklist - Benefits

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