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    Legislative Update

    Date: November 13, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Location:
    College of Charleston North Campus
    3800 Paramount Drive
    North Charleston, SC 29405
    Price:
    $20 Members $25 Non Members
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    Legislative Update

    Barry Downey and Susan Risinger, of Smith & Downey, P.A., will be covering recent legislative and regulatory changes impacting employee benefits and executive compensation, including:

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    Health and Welfare:

    1.  New Proposed Regs: HRAs and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans
    2.  New ERISA Disability Claims/Appeals Rules
    3.  New Association Health Plan Rules
    4. Transportation-Related Plans – Parking, Transit, Bicycles
    5.  Employer Tax Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Qualified Plans:

    1. Need for Careful Legal Review of Vendor Agreements
    2. Hardship Rules and Natural Disasters
    3.  Update on VCP User Fees and Filing Rules and ERISA Civil Penalties
    4.  New Required Minimum Distribution Guidelines.
    5.  Tips for Dealing with the New Fiduciary Rule

    Executive Compensation:

    1.  2017 Tax Bill and Compensating Executives of Tax-Exempt and Governmental  Employers
    2.  2017 Tax Bill Rules for Tax-Exempt and Governmental Employer Severance Plans
    3.  2017 Tax Bill Rules for Deferral of Gain on Certain Equity Awards

     

    Speakers: Barry Downey & Susan Risinger

     

          

     

    Barry is a partner of Smith & Downey, a U.S. law firm with a national practice concentrating in
    employee benefits, executive compensation, and labor and employment law. Smith & Downey
    has offices in Charleston, Baltimore, New York, Washington, D.C., and Sarasota/Bradenton.

    Barry advises for-profit, tax-exempt, governmental and church-related employers of all sizes, in
    all industries and in all areas of the country, concerning the full range of employee benefit and
    executive compensation issues. Barry also regularly works with other benefits professionals
    and other attorneys who require for their clients legal expertise in his practice area.

    Barry received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from University of Maryland and received
    his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he graduated with
    Honors. Barry is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and before the U.S.
    Supreme Court.

     

    Susan is a partner of Smith & Downey, a law firm with a national practice concentrating in
    employee benefits, executive compensation, and labor and employment law.

    Susan advises for-profit, tax-exempt, governmental and church-related employers of all sizes,
    in all industries and in all areas of the country, concerning the full range of employee benefit issues(including retirement, health and fringe benefit programs), including all aspects of ERISA. She hasexperience in designing, drafting and providing advice concerning all types of employee benefit and executive compensation programs, including tax-qualified and non-tax-qualified deferred compensation and retirement plans (including 401(k), 403(b) and defined benefit plans), equity and other incentive compensation plans (including employee stock purchase plans), and all types of welfare benefit programs.

     

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