The 2021 Research and Compliance webinar schedule is now available to view. Registration information for each webinar will be made available closer to the event. Please note; additional webinars may be added due to legislative changes, rulings, guidance, or other developments impacting employee benefits.
By 2024, baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) will reach ages 60 to 78, many of whom will continue working even after they qualify for Social Security retirement benefits (and Medicare). As compared to 2014 labor force data, BLS projects that the number of older workers (aged 65 and older) will increase by 10.9%, compared to a projected 5% increase in the entire US labor force.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has been around since 1995. On February 6, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published final regulations that expanded the protections under the FMLA. Although many employers understand the job protection aspect of FMLA, protecting and maintaining employee welfare benefits during FMLA leave can be just as, if not more, challenging.
Corporate transitions like mergers and acquisitions are continuing at a rapid pace. When considering how these transactions and changes will impact employee benefit compliance, time is often limited.
US-based companies expanding abroad are facing a diverse number of challenges right now, including new global economic pressure on state-run systems to shift the burden of health and welfare benefits costs to employers.
In 2002, after the 9/11 attacks, the private sector was reluctant to develop security products and services in civilian settings due to the enormous liability risks involved. In response, Congress enacted the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services. The SAFETY Act created liability limitations for claims arising out of, relating to, or resulting from an act of terrorism. The Act applies to a broad range of products and services, including technology products, software and other forms of anti-terrorism security measures.