Supreme Court delivers sermon on ERISA 'church plan' exemption

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) generally requires private employers offering pension plans to adhere to a lengthy list of rules designed to ensure plan solvency and protect plan participants. Church plans, however, are exempt from those requirements. But what exactly constitutes a "church plan"? The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled—unanimously—on this issue.

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