Law and the Workplace
Roberta Chevlowe

Roberta Chevlowe

Senior Counsel

Roberta Karen Chevlowe, a senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department, practices in the field of employee benefits law. Roberta counsels employers and other benefit plan sponsors with regard to a broad spectrum of issues relating to the establishment, administration and continued legal compliance of all types of employee benefit plans. She advises clients regularly with regard to ERISA’s reporting and disclosure requirements and fiduciary duty provisions; health care reform compliance; COBRA administration; plan qualification issues arising under the Internal Revenue Code; and the requirements imposed by numerous other federal and state laws affecting employee benefits. In the past few years, Roberta has spent a great deal of time advising clients on benefits issues relating to domestic partners and same-sex spouses of employees.

Roberta also frequently assists clients in connection with employment agreements and severance arrangements, and in drafting employee communication materials. She provides guidance in connection with plan audits, investigations and lawsuits involving benefit plan participants, fiduciaries and regulatory agencies.

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Special Alert for Employers and Other Benefit Plan Sponsors: How Will the Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Impact Your Employee Benefit Plans?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, holding that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, will affect virtually all employers across the country. While the Court’s decision means that the federal government will generally recognize same-sex spouses as married for purposes of federal laws, protections and … Continue Reading