Matthew Bender Offering Pair Of Analyses

Friday, July 1, 2005 - 01:00

A pair of analytical treatises, one focusing on homeland security and one on employee benefits issues, are currently available from LexisNexis Matthew Bender.

Matthew Bender rates the Homeland Security Deskbook as THE analytical book on homeland security. This comprehensive guide discusses and analyzes real problems that arise in the post-9/11 world and provides the historical context and structure of federal homeland security work and reference materials - federal and state. Among the issues discussed are:

  • Protecting critical infrastructure, including computer systems;
  • Ensuring communications work in an emergency and local governments know what to do;
  • Securing government contracts and grants without exposing the recipient to catastrophic liability or the loss of intellectual property rights;
  • Coping with new regulations about advance notice of imports and new procedures for bringing in noncitizen workers or students;
  • Handling environmental risk management;
  • Responding to government requests for information;
  • Gaining government approval for new anti-terrorism technology and drugs.

The Deskbookcovers the new world of the USA PATRIOT Act, Maritime Transportation and Security Act, Bioterrorism Act, Homeland Security Act, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, and countless Executive Orders, Presidential Decision Directives, Homeland Security Presidential Directives, National Strategies, and guidance documents.

The Employee Benefits Guide provides two volumes of expert analysis in the field of employee benefits, providing detailed discussions of the relevant statutes, regulations, case law, and opinion letters.

Volume 1: ERISA, COBRA, Other Lawsfocuses on: ERISA Coverage; ERISA Reporting and Disclosure; Qualified Employee Pension Plans; Nonqualified Employee Pension Plans and Deferred Compensation Arrangements; Protecting Pension Plan Benefits; ERISA Administration and Enforcement; Continuation Coverage Under Group Health Plans (COBRA); Other Federal Laws Affecting Employee Welfare Benefit Plans; Alternative Health Care Delivery Systems; and Cafeteria Plans.

Volume 2: Fiduciary Responsibility Under ERISAexplores: Who Has Fiduciary Responsibility; The Duty of Prudence; Diversification and Non-Delegation; The Duty of Loyalty; Prohibited Transactions; Prohibited Transaction Exemptions; Remedies and Sanctions; Procedural Matters; and The Fiduciary Life.