Dispute with Service Provider
Due to our experience and skill in the area of benefits and compensation we were retained by another Portland law firm to assist with a dispute regarding services provided to client by an actuary relating to retirement plan design and administration. Our participation in this matter involved advising on all phases of the controversy (facts, analysis, legal claims, strategy, drafting of correspondence with opposing counsel and complaint). Being retained by another firm to assist with this matter highlights the strength of Verrill's Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.
Our attorneys reviewed all benefit plans and advised with respect to Microsoft issues and legal risk with respect to reclassified employees. We also provided legal advice with respect to employment tax issues related to reclassified workers. This matter required careful analysis regarding whether individuals were contractors or employees.