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17th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2021

Product ID: CA3142R3
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Explore the latest employee benefit law changes

Prior to COVID-19, only 3% of the U.S. labor force worked remotely. Now 42% of Americans work from home full-time, and some companies have announced the change will be permanent.1 While other businesses continue to debate the benefits of a fully remote workforce, it’s clear that 2020 changed the way we work. It also prompted a cascade of changes to employee benefit plans.

The 17th Annual Employee Benefits Update will unpack the ramifications of legislative, administrative and regulatory changes that have arisen over the past year, so you can help your clients in attracting, retaining, and motivating talented employees.

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Pricing

Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

Credits

7 CLE

Date and Time

Thursday, September 23, 20218:30 AM - 3:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 9/23/2021 8:30:00 AM 9/23/2021 3:50:00 PM America/Chicago 17th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2021

Explore the latest employee benefit law changes

Prior to COVID-19, only 3% of the U.S. labor force worked remotely. Now 42% of Americans work from home full-time, and some companies have announced the change will be permanent.1 While other businesses continue to debate the benefits of a fully remote workforce, it’s clear that 2020 changed the way we work. It also prompted a cascade of changes to employee benefit plans.

The 17th Annual Employee Benefits Update will unpack the ramifications of legislative, administrative and regulatory changes that have arisen over the past year, so you can help your clients in attracting, retaining, and motivating talented employees.

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Explore the latest employee benefit law changes

Prior to COVID-19, only 3% of the U.S. labor force worked remotely. Now 42% of Americans work from home full-time, and some companies have announced the change will be permanent.1 While other businesses continue to debate the benefits of a fully remote workforce, it’s clear that 2020 changed the way we work. It also prompted a cascade of changes to employee benefit plans.

The 17th Annual Employee Benefits Update will unpack the ramifications of legislative, administrative and regulatory changes that have arisen over the past year, so you can help your clients in attracting, retaining, and motivating talented employees.

Read More ↓

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Program Chair:
Michael W. Taibleson
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Milwaukee

Presenters:
Brian L. Anderson
DeWitt LLP
Madison

David Eckhardt
Husch Blackwell LLP
Milwaukee

Steven E. Grieb
Gallagher
Milwaukee

Leigh C. Riley
Foley & Lardner LLP
Milwaukee

Mary Ellen Schill
Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.
Wausau

Martin P. Tierney
Michael Best
Milwaukee

John B. Tuffnell
Salberg Tuffnell Law, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:30 a.m. : ERISA Arbitration Provisions and Class Action Waivers

  • Overview of arbitration and class action waivers in ERISA-governed benefit plans
  • Summary of recent court rulings
  • Strategies and drafting considerations for employers

David Eckhardt

9:20 a.m. : Current Issues for Health, Welfare, and Cafeteria Plans

  • Federal subsidy of COBRA premiums
  • Pandemic relief for section 125 cafeteria plans
  • Extension of ERISA timeframes for benefit plans

Brian L. Anderson

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : COVID-19 Vaccine Issues for Benefits Attorneys

  • Common questions asked of benefits attorneys regarding vaccines
  • Can you require vaccinations of your employees?
  • Can you offer an incentive to employees who get vaccinated?
  • Implications for GINA, ADA, EEOC, HIPAA

Mary Ellen Schill

11:15 a.m. : Legislative & Regulatory Updates for Retirement Plans

  • New developments under the Consolidated Appropriations Act
  • New developments under the American Recue Plan Act
  • Status of DOL position on ESG investments
  • DOL guidance on cybersecurity for retirement plans

Steven E. Grieb

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : 2021 Executive Compensation Update

  • Executive compensation litigation update
  • IRS guidance update
  • Pandemic “clean-up” issues
  • Final 162(m) regulations

Martin P. Tierney

1:55 p.m. : Annual ERISA Case Law Update – Latest Developments and Trends

  • US Supreme Court further develops ERISA pre-emption of state law
  • 7th Circuit decision on plan fiduciaries offering allegedly “improper” investment options – and SCOTUS grants cert
  • Selected 7th Circuit decisions on life, health & disability claims
  • Other trends in mental health parity in ERISA health plans

John B. Tuffnell

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Are You Ready for Major Changes Affecting Health Plans?

  • New reporting requirements for Mental Health Parity
  • New HIPAA regulations
  • Price transparency disclosure obligations
  • Surprise billing requirements

Leigh C. Riley

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

  • Discover the latest on ERISA arbitration provisions and class action waivers
  • Review common questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines
  • Discuss developments affecting retirement plans under the CAA and ARPA
  • Receive an update on executive compensation litigation
  • Understand the new reporting requirements for mental health parity
  • Hear your annual ERISA case law update
  • Employee benefits lawyers
  • Health law attorneys
  • Employment law practitioners
  • Tax attorneys
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Business law attorneys
  • In-house counsel
  • General practitioners

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