Hot Topics in Employee Benefits — What We’re Seeing - December 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM Eastern Standard Time

Please join Morgan Lewis for the third installment of our What We're Seeing webinar series, featuring updates on hot topics and trends you should be following. This webinar will focus on important developments regarding employee benefits and executive compensation.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
12:00-1:30 pm ET

Presentation Agenda:

12:00 pm | Introduction

12:05 pm | Health and welfare

  • Affordable Care Act — what employers can expect in the coming months

12:15 pm | Plan sponsor responsibilities

  • Guidance on the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
  • The new Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation enforcement policy for plant-closing liability under ERISA section 4062(e)

12:30 pm | Fiduciary responsibilities

  • Reproposed changes to the definition of "fiduciary" from the Department of Labor
  • Initial quarterly disclosures under participant disclosure rules
  • Developments under the Dodd-Frank Act affecting plan investment programs

12:45 pm | Executive compensation

  • Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis policy updates for say-on-pay votes

12:55 pm | Fringe benefits/payroll taxes

  • Simple methods for accelerating FICA taxes to avoid the 2013 FICA tax-rate hikes
  • Sick leave banks — new focus on a little-used employee benefit plan in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath

1:10 pm | ESOPs

  • Repurchase obligation issues and maturing ESOPs

1:20 pm | Multiemployer plans

  • Withdrawal liability
  • Multiemployer health funds under the Affordable Care Act
Steven D. Spencer
Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Save the dates for more webinars in this series:
March 20, 2013
June 12, 2013

For more information, contact Olive To at 215.963.5116 or oto@morganlewis.com.

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