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Charles A. Bruder
New Jersey
(908) 722-0700

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Charles A. Bruder

Charles A. Bruder, a Member of the firm, focuses his practice in the areas of ERISA, Executive Compensation and Taxation. Drawing upon his years of experience in counseling both institutional and individual clients, Charles is co-Chair of the firm’s Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group.

Possessing a wealth of experience in all aspects of employee benefits arrangements, Charles frequently provides counsel to both for-profit and not-for-profit entities regarding numerous employee benefit and retirement benefit arrangements. He is regularly involved with issues involving defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans, Code Section 403(b) plans, multiemployer pension plans, ESOPs, and other equity-based and incentive compensation arrangements.

As many of his clients maintain both tax-qualified and non-qualified arrangements, Charles is often called upon to provide compliance and drafting guidance for deferred compensation arrangements, Code Section 457(b) and 457(f) plans and similar executive compensation vehicles. Recognizing that education is a key to maintaining successful employee benefit plans, Charles regularly advises his clients with respect to their group health insurance arrangements, including the ever-changing aspects of compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. His compliance expertise extends to ERISA fiduciary issues, prohibited transaction and controlled group analyses, and government sponsored correction programs, such as the Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS), the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction Program (DFVCP), and the Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP).

Articles

Blogs

NJ Employment Law Blog

Transitions in Employment

Lehigh Valley Employment Law

Publications

Presentations

  • “Utilizing Settlement and Severance Packages,” Lorman Education Services Webinar, March 21, 2017
  • “EEOC Final Rule on Wellness Programs,” NM&M Year In Review, Bridgewater, NJ, December 1, 2016
  • “Re-Defining Value in Healthcare: Evolution or Revolution?” Lehigh Valley Association of Healthcare Office Managers, Macungie, Pennsylvania, December 8, 2016
  • “Current Issues Facing Tax-Exempt Organizations,” NJ Non-Profit Conference, Somerset, NJ December 7, 2016
  • “The DOL Fiduciary Rule – What It May Mean For Planners,” Financial Planning Association NY, New York, NY, May 25, 2016
  • “Affordable Care Act,” Reading “I” Day, Wyomissing, PA, April 19, 2016
  • “Human Resource Law From Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, Princeton, NJ, November 10, 2015
  • “Affordable Care Act – Big Changes & New Responsibilities Impact All 50+ Employers in 2016 – Are You Ready?,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, October 27, 2015
  • “Affordable Care Act – Current Issues & Upcoming Reporting Events,” YMCA, Metuchen, NJ, October 16, 2015
  • “2015 Lehigh Valley Health Care Summit,” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber’s Small Business Council and Healthcare Committee, Allentown, PA, October 9, 2015
  • “Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2015,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, May 21, 2015
  • “Affordable Care Act – Current Issues & Upcoming Reporting Events,” Fairfield, NJ, May 13, 2015
  • “Affordable Care Act – Current Issues & Upcoming Reporting Events,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, NJ, May 12, 2015
  • “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Reading “I” Day, Wyomissing, PA, April 21, 2015
  • “ERISA, Prohibited Transactions and the Role of the Fiduciary: What You Need to Know NOW,” Financial Planning Association NY, New York, NY, February 11, 2015
  • “Implications of the Affordable Care Act on Small Businesses and Individuals,” Teaneck, NJ, November 20, 2014
  • “Tax Planning and Affordable Care Act – Part 1 & Part 2,” Bergen Society of CPAs, Paramus, NJ, November 15, 2014
  • “Legal with a Side of Heathcare,”SHRMLV October Conference, Bethlehem, PA, October 27-28, 2014
  • “ERISA, Prohibited Transactions and the Role of a Fiduciary – A discussion on what professionals, service providers and fiduciaries need to know,” Financial Planning Association Chicago, Chicago, IL, October, 2014
  • What’s Your Policy? Human Resource & Employee Benefit Issues,” Crowne Plaza Fairfield, Fairfield, New Jersey, June 24, 2014
  • “How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance,” National Business Institute, Newark, NJ, August 20, 2013
  • “Health Care Reform – What Every Business Needs to Know,” The Hackettstown Regional Medical Foundation, Hackettstown, NJ, May 22, 2013
  • “ERISA 408(b)(2), Prohibited Transactions and New Disclosure Regulations,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, April 24, 2012
  • “Corporate Wellness Programs: Compliance Concerns and Practical Considerations,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, February 7, 2012
  • Corporate Wellness Adds to the Bottom Line: Creating a Productive and Healthy Workforce,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 2, 2011
  • Benefit Pitfalls & Health Care Reform Update,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, May 25, 2011
  • What Healthcare Reform Means for Your Business or Organization,” MODC’s Business Growth & Development Committee, Tinton Falls, New Jersey, February 9, 2011
  • 2011 Benfits/HR Updates: Healthcare Reform, 401K Fee Disclosure and Health Plan Benchmarking,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, December 2, 2010
  • Healthcare Forum,” Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, Annandale, New Jersey, October 26, 2010
  • “PPACA Reforms That Will Impact Private Health Insurance,” Caruso Benefits Group, Inc., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2010
  • “Unpacking the Complexities of the Patient Protection Act,” Piscataway, New Jersey, September 23, 2010
  • “Health Insurance Reforms That Will Impact Private Health Insurance/Plan-Related Health Insurace Reform Provisions,” Besler Consulting, Princeton, New Jersey, September 17, 2010
  • “Health Insurance Reforms That Will Impact Private Health Insurance,” Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 23, 2010
  • Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2010,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 10, 2010
  • Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2010,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 15, 2010
  • Fiduciary Liability in Retirement Programs for the Worldwide Employee Benefits Network, May 5, 2010
  • Fiduciary Oversight: Timely Topics for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 19, 2009
  • Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance” Seminar, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, July 30, 2009
  • Section 403(b) Plans: Relieving the Pain of Compliance” Seminar, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, July 22, 2009
  • Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law 2009,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 18, 2009
  • Hot Legal Issues in this Economy for Material Handling & Industrial Equipment Businesses, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 16, 2009
  • COBRA Administration Following the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 31, 2009
  • Strategies to Minimize Damage from Madoff & Other Recent Investment Scandals“, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 26, 2009
  • Fiduciary Oversight: Timely Topics for Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors“, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 19, 2009
  • Fiduciary Oversight: A Process & Approach,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, January 15, 2009
  • “2008 Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law,” Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 17, 2008
  • Selling Your Business: Prepare Now For What Lies Ahead,” New Jersey Office of Norris McLaughlin &Marcus, March 21, 2007
  • Operational, Transitional and Exit Strategies for Closely-Held & Entrepreneurial Business Owners,” Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater, New Jersey, January 17, 2007
  • Expressions of Philanthropy: Techniques to Make Charitable Gifts,” Church International, June 10, 2006
  • Teleconference, “Executive Compensation Issues and Fiduciary Duties: What Directors Should Know Following the Disney Decision,” Lorman Education Services, June 8, 2006
  • “Tax-Exempt Organizations,” Lorman Education Services, January 26, 2006
  • “Recent Developments, Hot Topics and Tax Issues Impacting Tax-Exempt Organizations,” Lorman Education Services, May 24, 2006

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
    • LL.M., with Distinction, 1997
  • Widener University School of Law
    • J.D., 1996
  • LaSalle University
    • B.A., 1991

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Division of Taxation