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18th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2022

Product ID: CA3310W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Trends with benefits

Last year, over 47 million American workers quit their jobs, with many of them seeking opportunities offering higher pay and better employee benefits. With the most competitive job market in a generation,1 it’s no surprise that workers are leveling up to better positions with extra perks. That means employers will need more robust benefit plans to attract and retain top talent, and employee benefits lawyers like you are in high demand.

Make sure your clients are offering employees the best benefit plans possible with the information you’ll learn at the 18th Annual Employee Benefits Update. Seasoned practitioners will bring you up to speed on a broad range of timely topics, such as:

  • Retirement plan updates and fiduciary liability trends
  • Provisions that should be in retirement plans, even if they’re not required by law
  • The latest IRS guidance on executive compensation
  • Mental Health Parity in ERISA health plans
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Pricing

Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

Credits

7 CLE

Date and Time

Thursday, September 08, 20228:30 AM - 3:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 9/8/2022 8:30:00 AM 9/8/2022 3:50:00 PM America/Chicago 18th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2022

Trends with benefits

Last year, over 47 million American workers quit their jobs, with many of them seeking opportunities offering higher pay and better employee benefits. With the most competitive job market in a generation,1 it’s no surprise that workers are leveling up to better positions with extra perks. That means employers will need more robust benefit plans to attract and retain top talent, and employee benefits lawyers like you are in high demand.

Make sure your clients are offering employees the best benefit plans possible with the information you’ll learn at the 18th Annual Employee Benefits Update. Seasoned practitioners will bring you up to speed on a broad range of timely topics, such as:

  • Retirement plan updates and fiduciary liability trends
  • Provisions that should be in retirement plans, even if they’re not required by law
  • The latest IRS guidance on executive compensation
  • Mental Health Parity in ERISA health plans
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Trends with benefits

Last year, over 47 million American workers quit their jobs, with many of them seeking opportunities offering higher pay and better employee benefits. With the most competitive job market in a generation,1 it’s no surprise that workers are leveling up to better positions with extra perks. That means employers will need more robust benefit plans to attract and retain top talent, and employee benefits lawyers like you are in high demand.

Make sure your clients are offering employees the best benefit plans possible with the information you’ll learn at the 18th Annual Employee Benefits Update. Seasoned practitioners will bring you up to speed on a broad range of timely topics, such as:

  • Retirement plan updates and fiduciary liability trends
  • Provisions that should be in retirement plans, even if they’re not required by law
  • The latest IRS guidance on executive compensation
  • Mental Health Parity in ERISA health plans
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

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
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 
Rolling Meadows, IL

Leigh C. Riley
Foley & Lardner LLP
Milwaukee

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

Martin P. Tierney
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milwaukee

John B. Tuffnell
Salberg Tuffnell Law S.C.
West Bend

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Retirement Plan Regulatory Update

  • DOL guidance regarding different investment types
  • Keeping plan documents current
  • Fiduciary liability insurance trends
  • Status of state level retirement plans

Steven E. Grieb

9:20 a.m. : 15 Provisions that Should be in Your Summary Plan Descriptions (But Probably Aren’t)

  • Overview of the ERISA requirements for SPDs
  • Which SPD provisions often get short shrift, but shouldn’t
  • Provisions that employers should consider including in their retirement or welfare plan summary plan descriptions, even though not legally required
  • Recommendations from caselaw, government guidance and real-world examples of situations where SPD language would have been helpful

Leigh C. Riley

10:10 : Break

10:25 a.m. : Equity Compensation for Passthrough Entities

  • A brief review of the various types of equity compensation, such as profits interests, capital interests, and phantom equity agreements
  • The impact of vesting conditions tied to these awards
  • The tax implications of the awards
  • The economics of the awards
  • LLC operating agreement implications

David Eckhardt

11:15 a.m. : Executive Compensation Update

  • Executive compensation litigation update
  • IRS guidance update
  • Dangerous deduction issues including Hoops, L.P. v Commissioner

Martin P. Tierney

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

1:05 p.m. : Annual ERISA Case Law Update

  • U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Pleading Standards (and Substantive Duties) for Claims Against Plan Fiduciaries for Offering Allegedly “Improper” Investment Options
  • Selected Seventh Circuit Decisions on Retirement Plan and Life, Health & Disability Claims
  • Mental Health Parity in ERISA Health Plans

John B. Tuffnell

1:55 p.m. : Break

2:10 p.m. : Take It or Leave It:  Wisconsin’s Bone Marrow and Organ Donor Leave Law; Leave Donation Programs Done Right

  • Which employers are required to provide donor leave
  • Defining donor leave
  • Employee notice requirements to take advantage of donor leave
  • Process for complaints regarding the donor leave law violations and how they are handled
  • Donating paid leave in times of crisis, like the war in Ukraine.  Make sure your leave donation program complies with IRS rules

Mary Ellen Schill

3:00 p.m. : Selected Current Issues Regarding Employee Benefits

  • Best Practices
  • What you need to
  • Mental Health Parity Compliance
  • DOL Guidance on Retirement Plan Investments in ESG, Private Equity, and Cryptocurrency
  • Pooled Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Plans
  • Required Minimum Distribution Rule Changes

Brian L. Anderson

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule may vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Know the 15 provisions that should be in your Summary Plan Descriptions
  • Help your clients attract, retain, and motivate top employees
  • Understand Wisconsin’s Bone Marrow and Organ Donation Leave Act
  • Examine equity compensation for pass-through entities
  • Get the latest on retirement plan regulations and executive compensation litigation
  • Employee benefits lawyers
  • Health law attorneys
  • Labor & employment lawyers
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Business lawyers
  • In-house counsel
  • General practitioners

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