LIVE WEBCAST: 30 July 2020
The vital role of employee benefit programs continues to be a major focus in Washington, DC, as Congress and the executive branch respond to the health and economic threats posed by the coronavirus. Policymakers have moved swiftly to provide aid that includes a wide range of health, retirement, compensation, and other workplace policy reforms, and more changes are likely. These issues figure prominently in congressional talks concerning the next recovery package that could pass this summer. Regulators continue to make targeted changes to benefit rules to implement new laws, including the SECURE Act’s retirement reforms.
Meanwhile, court actions, such as the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision to expand federal protections against workplace discrimination to gender identity and sexual orientation, could reshape benefit programs. In addition, the approaching election is sharpening the parties’ differences on benefit policy as presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden provides new details on his benefit and compensation agenda. Finally, employers need to keep up with recent developments in executive/director compensation and governance.
Learn about the latest compliance, policy and COVID-19 issues affecting employee health and retirement benefits and executive compensation — and potential changes for which employers should prepare — during this must-attend briefing.
Who should attend?
Employers and plan sponsors who need information on current compliance, policy and COVID-19 issues, as well as future legislative and regulatory developments.
Dorian Z. Smith, Partner, National Practice Leader for Mercer’s Law & Policy Group
Geoff Manville, Partner, Government Relations Leader Mercer’s Law and Policy Group
Cheryl Hughes, Principal, Mercer’s Law and Policy Group
Margaret Berger, Principal, Mercer’s Law and Policy Group
Amy Knieriem, Principal, Mercer’s Executive Law and Regulatory Group