Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

At a time when public agencies and private employers are facing significant challenges brought by the rising cost of pension, health and fringe benefits, increased regulatory scrutiny and an evolving market affecting revenues, the experienced counsel of Best Best & Krieger LLP can achieve significant savings and value.
 
BB&K attorneys in our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice provide a full range of services in the areas of employee and retirement benefits and executive compensation. With decades of experience representing public agencies, private companies and nonprofit organizations, BB&K’s Employee Benefits attorneys are adept at devising practical solutions to help clients retain their most valuable asset – their employees – while remaining fiscally responsible. We take the time to understand our clients’ motivations and key drivers to design the right benefit programs and compensation arrangements to meet each client’s specific needs and goals.
 
The representation of public agency and private (including nonprofit) employers each presents its own unique challenges, and our Employee Benefits attorneys are skilled at identifying and resolving such challenges in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We provide practical solutions to daunting challenges and assist with facilitating implementation, from drafting documents to communicating with employees, retirees and third-party stakeholders.

We provide nearly 300 public employers with strategic counsel and advice on a variety of employee benefit issues, including CalPERS, ACA and the Public Employee Retirement Law and Public Employee Pension Reform Act. Learn more about our public sector employee benefits services by clicking here. 
 
Our services to public agencies include:


Private employers from a variety of industries turn to BB&K for guidance in designing, drafting and implementing benefit, retirement and compensation plans. Learn more about the services we provide for private employers by clicking here.

Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Pension Benefits | Private Representation: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Retiree Health & Other Post-Employment Benefits | Tax
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Private Representation: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Pension Benefits | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Retired Annuitant Employment | Retiree Health & Other Post-Employment Benefits
Areas of Focus: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Tax
Areas of Focus: Business | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Labor & Employment | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Tax | Trusts & Estates
CalPERS Board Decision on Contract Workers Will Not Become Precedential. Now What?
Legal Alerts Jun 05, 2019

CalPERS Board Decision on Contract Workers Will Not Become Precedential. Now What?

Contract Workers May Still Be Reclassified as Employees by CalPERS

Best in Law: Employee Benefits in a Company Sale
Authored Articles & Publications May 29, 2019

Best in Law: Employee Benefits in a Company Sale

BB&K’s Jeff Chang Writes About this Critical Part of a Company’s Transition in SCNG

BB&K One of 200 Largest Law Firms in the U.S.
Press Releases May 13, 2019

BB&K One of 200 Largest Law Firms in the U.S.

Law360 Annual Ranking Reflects Firm’s Continued Recent Growth

BB&K Partner Isabel Safie Helps the San Bernardino County Spelling Bee Buzz On
BB&K In the News Apr 25, 2019

BB&K Partner Isabel Safie Helps the San Bernardino County Spelling Bee Buzz On

Watch How the Bee Came to Be in a Public Television Documentary

California Supreme Court Decides Cal Fire Narrowly
Legal Alerts Mar 07, 2019

California Supreme Court Decides Cal Fire Narrowly

Option to Purchase Airtime is Not a Vested Right

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year
BB&K In the News Feb 27, 2019

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year

Firm Expands to Meet Client Demand

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2019 List of Largest Area Law Firms

BB&K Webinar Dec 13, 2018

Annual Labor & Employment Update

BB&K Free Webinar

[WEBINAR] Annual Labor & Employment Update
Dec 13, 2018

[WEBINAR] Annual Labor & Employment Update

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best
Press Releases Nov 02, 2018

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings Released

CalPERS Employers Dodge a Bullet
Legal Alerts Oct 02, 2018

CalPERS Employers Dodge a Bullet

SB 1124 Would Have Imposed Statutory Liability for Errors in CalPERS Reporting

BB&K Webinar Sep 18, 2018

Pension Costs and Financial Pressure

Avoiding Municipal Bankruptcy Series

Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List
Press Releases Aug 01, 2018

Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List

Sacramento Magazine Recognizes Eight Attorneys Selected by Peers

BB&K Webinar Jul 19, 2018

Update on Pension Litigation

Free BB&K Webinar

[WEBINAR] Update on Pension Litigation
Jul 19, 2018

[WEBINAR] Update on Pension Litigation

BB&K Webinar

Partners Roger Crawford and Isabel Safie Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyers
Press Releases Jul 19, 2018

Partners Roger Crawford and Isabel Safie Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Releases Annual List of 75

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jul 16, 2018

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List

One Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star

The Anticipated Demise of the Vested-Rights Doctrine
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 11, 2018

The Anticipated Demise of the Vested-Rights Doctrine

Cases Before State’s High Court Could Mean Big Changes for Retirement Benefits Writes Jeffrey Chang in PublicCEO

DOL Exempts Franchise Business Owners from Joint-Employer Liability
Legal Alerts Jul 10, 2018

DOL Exempts Franchise Business Owners from Joint-Employer Liability

New Rule a Welcome Change to Franchise Owners and Small Businesses

BB&K Webinar Jun 12, 2018

Preparing for Changes in the “Vested Rights Doctrine” - Understanding Plan Design Options

BB&K Free Webinar

[WEBINAR] Preparing for Changes in the “Vested Rights Doctrine” - Understanding Plan Design Options
Jun 12, 2018

[WEBINAR] Preparing for Changes in the “Vested Rights Doctrine” - Understanding Plan Design Options

BB&K Webinar

Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
Press Releases Jun 07, 2018

Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

The BB&K Attorneys Acknowledged Again for Practice Achievements

BB&K Event Apr 24, 2018

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

A BB&K Premier Event

A Glimpse at the Future
Videos Apr 24, 2018

A Glimpse at the Future

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Closing Remarks
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Closing Remarks

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Federal Legislative Discussion – Where Do We Invest?
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Federal Legislative Discussion – Where Do We Invest?

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment – The Complex Puzzle of Funding Our Future
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment – The Complex Puzzle of Funding Our Future

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Legal Update: Is the California Rule in Flux?
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Legal Update: Is the California Rule in Flux?

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Lessons Learned from San Jose and other Attempted Solutions
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Lessons Learned from San Jose and other Attempted Solutions

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Pension Liability by the Numbers
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Pension Liability by the Numbers

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Perspectives: The Practical Effects of Today's Pension Programs
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Perspectives: The Practical Effects of Today's Pension Programs

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Videos Apr 24, 2018

Welcome and Opening Remarks

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

Event Feb 20, 2018

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

Annual Conference

Settlement Reached with CalPERS on Behalf of Truckee
Client Successes Feb 15, 2018

Settlement Reached with CalPERS on Behalf of Truckee

BB&K Represented Town in Negotiations

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018
Press Releases Feb 14, 2018

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018

BB&K Moves Up Higher on List of Area’s Largest Firms

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements
Legal Alerts Feb 06, 2018

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements

Modifications Needed for Disaster Response Staffing Levels

CalPERS Employers are Now Subject to Two New Penalties
Legal Alerts Feb 01, 2018

CalPERS Employers are Now Subject to Two New Penalties

New Laws Change Out-of-Class Appointments Requirements and Impose New Penalties in Connection with Retired Annuitant Employment

BB&K Event Jan 18, 2018

BB&K Annual Labor & Employment Update 2018

Free BB&K Seminar

[WEBINAR] Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017
Jan 09, 2018

[WEBINAR] Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017

BB&K Free Webinar

BB&K Event Jan 09, 2018

Labor & Employment Law: What Changed in 2017

BB&K Free Webinar

Authored Articles & Publications Nov 16, 2017

The Art of Reduction: OPEB Costs, Commitments

By Isabel C. Safie

Connections the Key for Resolving CalPERS Issues
Client Successes Oct 05, 2017

Connections the Key for Resolving CalPERS Issues

BB&K Partner Isabel Safie Helped Two Public Agencies Overcome Problems

Isabel Safie Receives a Women Worth Watching Leadership Award
Press Releases Sep 07, 2017

Isabel Safie Receives a Women Worth Watching Leadership Award

The Profiles in Diversity Journal Recognizes BB&K Partner for “Impressive” Success

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List
Press Releases Aug 31, 2017

Eight BB&K Attorneys Recognized by Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers List

Selected by Their Peers

Event Aug 08, 2017

Public Sector Benefits 2017: Big Ticket Items You Need to Plan For

The Pun Group Accounting Conference

BB&K Welcomes Jeffrey Chang, Susan Neethling and David Allen to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice
Press Releases Aug 04, 2017

BB&K Welcomes Jeffrey Chang, Susan Neethling and David Allen to the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice

Additions Expand Services for Public Agency Employers

Event Jun 19, 2017

CalPERS Pension Liabilities: Trends, Budget Considerations, and Planning for the Future

Webinar with KPMG Advisory Institute

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches
Legal Alerts Jun 14, 2017

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches

JPAs Providing Municipal Services Must File with LAFCOs by July 1

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
Press Releases Jun 05, 2017

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017

Two BB&K Attorneys Included on Respected List

Videos Feb 20, 2014

[Video] Tax Traps of Employment Documents

By Isabel C. Safie