Benefit Plan Provisions and Employer Operations-Latest Developments and Challenges

Aug 8, 2018 | Employee Benefits / Pensions, Employment and Labor, Nonprofit Organizations, Taxation

The American Law Institute CLE (ALI CLE) has announced that Employee Benefit Plans of Tax-Exempt and Governmental Employers will be held on September 24 – 25, 2018, in Washington, D.C. This nationally recognized annual conference provides an authoritative update on the changing benefits landscape, with a special focus on tax-exempt and governmental plans.

This year, Employee Benefit Plans of Tax-Exempt and Governmental Employers’ national faculty of retirement administrators and leading benefits professionals from the private, non-profit, and governmental sectors including the Treasury, IRS, and DOL as they examine the impact of the latest legal changes to employer operations and plan provisions.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • New risks for employers such as the new litigation under the FLSA regarding creative benefits that may impact liability for overtime
  • Recent litigation challenging the classification of independent contractors
  • Retirement plan investment litigation, including 403(b) plan litigation against colleges and universities
  • The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on executive compensation, plan corrections, 457(f), and UBIT
  • Environmental, social, and governance-driven investing changes
  • Demise of the fiduciary rule and impact of the proposed SEC Best Interest Regulation
  • Welfare and fringe benefit plans, including implications of ERISA litigation and overlapping employment laws

“Our faculty is the top subject matter experts in the country with extensive practical experience discussing the latest issues,” said Planning Co-Chair Greta Cowart of Winstead PC.“ The panel format provides a way to hear multiple perspectives on issues impacting employers and benefit plans. The program includes case studies that analyze real world issues and applications. The government guests attending provide insight into the regulating agencies perspectives. This is a unique program looking at the latest developments and issues.”

To learn more about this program and to register for the conference, click here.