Our Employee Benefits Group provides specialised and expert legal support to employers in the context of retirement funding, medical insurance and subsidies, group insured benefits and equity-linked incentive schemes.
We offer compliance and best-practice advice on effective governance and administration, the effective resolution of benefits-related disputes that arise around retirement, medical and group risk benefits for employees, and post retirement medical aid benefits.
As the largest and most experienced practice of its kind in South Africa, we have well-established relationships with regulators, adjudicators, service providers and leading counsel, which keeps us in touch with recent and prospective developments and best practice.
We regularly assist clients in dealing with complaints from employees and pensioners, and in making representations to the Pension Funds Adjudicator, Financial Services Board, Labour Court, High Court, Equality Court and other forums or tribunals as necessary.
We advise employers on their engagement with service providers in respect of these benefits, also in their capacity as participants in arrangements of this kind, and of course in relation to employer-employee interactions and disputes.
We assist clients in the drafting and interpretation of rules for retirement funds, medical schemes, share incentive schemes, empowerment schemes and the like.We are regularly involved in due diligence exercises and the drafting of warranties, indemnities and contractual arrangements in relation to the management or transfer of benefits arrangements.
We offer general and specific, customised training on pensions and medical benefits to all. For a comprehensive understanding of what we can help you with please have a look at our Pensions and Medical Scheme booklets or do not hesitate to contact one of our specialist attorneys.