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16th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2020

Product ID: CA3016R4
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Your guide to the latest changes

There has been a sea of changes in the world of employee benefits in the last year. The 16th Annual Employee Benefits Update will map out everything attorneys need to know about employee benefits in light of several pieces of new legislation and issues that arose as a result of the coronavirus.

In this full-day program, presenters will help you navigate:

  • Fiduciary issues
  • Paycheck Protection Program loans
  • Extended COBRA-related deadlines
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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

7 CLE

Date and Time

Tuesday, September 29, 20208:30 AM - 3:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 9/29/2020 8:30:00 AM 9/29/2020 3:50:00 PM America/Chicago 16th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2020

Your guide to the latest changes

There has been a sea of changes in the world of employee benefits in the last year. The 16th Annual Employee Benefits Update will map out everything attorneys need to know about employee benefits in light of several pieces of new legislation and issues that arose as a result of the coronavirus.

In this full-day program, presenters will help you navigate:

  • Fiduciary issues
  • Paycheck Protection Program loans
  • Extended COBRA-related deadlines
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Your guide to the latest changes

There has been a sea of changes in the world of employee benefits in the last year. The 16th Annual Employee Benefits Update will map out everything attorneys need to know about employee benefits in light of several pieces of new legislation and issues that arose as a result of the coronavirus.

In this full-day program, presenters will help you navigate:

  • Fiduciary issues
  • Paycheck Protection Program loans
  • Extended COBRA-related deadlines
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
Director of Regulatory Services
Empower Retirement
Milwaukee

Arthur T. Phillips
Foley & Lardner LLP
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 Fiduciary Duties in an Economic Downturn

  • Overview of fiduciary duties under ERISA
  • Issues specific to an economic downturn
  • Unique issues that have arisen due to the current pandemic

David Eckhardt 

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

  • New types of health reimbursement arrangements 
  • COVID-19 impacts: Extended COBRA-related deadlines and mid-year changes to section 125 cafeteria plan elections 
  • Association health plans under legal challenge and the constitutionality of the ACA

Brian L. Anderson

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Paycheck Protection Program Loans – What Benefits Attorneys Need to Know

  • A thorough overview of the Paycheck Protection Program 
  • How to advise your clients on their PPP loans 

Mary Ellen Schill

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

  • New developments under the SECURE Act
  • New developments under the CARES Act
  • Final DOL regulations relating to electronic delivery of required participant disclosures

Steven E. Grieb

12:05 p.m. : Lunch 

1:05 p.m. : Executive Compensation in the COVID-19 Era

  • Distribution and payment delays under nonqualified deferred compensation plans 
  • Cessation of elective deferrals under nonqualified deferred compensation plans
  • Dealing with underwater options and other equity awards
  • Modification of bonus and incentive plans 

Martin P. Tierney

1:55 p.m. : Recent ERISA Case Law and Trending ERISA Developments in the Courts

  • Significant recent ERISA and employee benefit cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit
  • Underlying statutory principles to identify the key takeaways
  • Trends and predictions for the next year 

John B. Tuffnell

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Benefit Plan Issues in an Economic Downturn

  • When a partial plan termination occurs under qualified retirement plans
  • Stopping 401(k) employer contributions mid-year and the nondiscrimination testing repercussions
  • Defined benefit reporting obligations to the PBGC
  • Restrictions on funding nonqualified deferred compensation plans

Arthur T. Phillips, Leigh C. Riley

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

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

  • Gain a thorough understanding of Paycheck Protection Program loans
  • Understand the impacts COVID-19 has had on employee benefits
  • Review the latest changes retirement savers should know
  • Hear your annual 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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