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Happy birthday ERISA! The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 turns 40 on September 2. Here’s a look at 11 important milestones, modifications and case law in the legislation’s 40-year history.
On Sept. 2, 1974, President Gerald R. Ford signed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act into law. In a statement on Labor Day that year, he surmised that the landmark measure could “finally give the American worker solid protection in his pension plan.”

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