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16th Annual Employee Benefits Update 2020

September 3, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. CDT

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


Get the 411 on 401(k)s (and other qualified retirement plans)

In late 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act made significant changes to the rules for making contributions to and withdrawing from retirement accounts. A mere three months later, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed and changed things up again, i.e., it created special distribution options and rollover rules for retirement plans and IRAs and expanded permissible loans from certain retirement plans.

Discuss new developments under the SECURE and CARES Act. Plus, review the DOL’s final word on regulating the electronic delivery of required participant disclosures.

For your benefit

2020 has been a tumultuous year. The 16th Annual Employee Benefits Update will provide some calm in the storm by ensuring you understand the latest developments affecting employee benefits, compensation, and taxation matters including:

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

Program Chair

Michael W. Taibleson
Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.


8:30 a.m. - ERISA Fiduciary Duties in an Economic Downturn
David Eckhardt, Husch Blackwell LLP

9:20 a.m. - Current Issues for Health, Welfare, and Cafeteria Plans
Brian L. Anderson, DeWitt LLP

10:25 a.m. - Paycheck Protection Program Loans – What Benefits Attorneys Need to Know
Mary Ellen Schill, Ruder Ware L.L.S.C.

11:15 a.m. - Legislative & Regulatory Updates for Retirement Plans 
Steven E. Grieb, Empower Retirement

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

1:05 p.m. - Executive Compensation
Martin P. Tierney, Michael Best

1:55 p.m. - Recent ERISA Case Law and Trending ERISA Developments in the Courts
John B. Tuffnell, Salberg Tuffnell Law, S.C.

3:00 p.m. - Benefit Plan Issues in an Economic Downturn
Arthur T. Phillips, Foley & Lardner LLP
Leigh C. Riley, Foley & Lardner LLP

3:50 p.m. - Program Concludes

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