Employee Benefits Law for HR Professionals
To date in 2019, Hall Benefits Law’s team has abated more than $55 million in DOL and IRS penalties for its plan sponsor clients in 26 states. ACA enforcement is not waning as many expected under the Trump administration. On the retirement plan side, fiduciary breach lawsuits remain a reality, and the plaintiffs’ bar has taken the fiduciary battle into the health and welfare benefits arena. Plan sponsors large and small should be taking a more proactive approach to employee benefits legal compliance, but the HBL team spends the majority of its time putting out legal compliance fires.
Attorneys will share cautionary tales, describe their boots on the ground perspective on employee benefits legal compliance, and offer a prospective view of what employers can expect over the coming months and years, highlighting throughout the importance of a proactive approach to employee benefits legal compliance as well as the creative solutions the team can implement for plan sponsors wishing to be more proactive.
- Learn what fiduciary breach is, and why it should matter to you in your role as an HR Professional
- Learn how enforcement of employee benefits legal compliance is increasing under a pro-business Trump administration
- Learn steps to take to be proactive and ensure you don’t find yourself in a penalty situation with the DOL, IRS, or HHS
Anne Tyler Hall
Founding Attorney & Principal
Anne Tyler Hall understands first-hand the importance of strategically-designed, legally-compliant benefit plans aimed at attracting, motivating, and retaining top employees. She also understands the importance of responsive and timely legal compliance guidance to businesses who are in six, seven, and eight-figure Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Labor (DOL), or Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) penalty situations. Her firm, Hall Benefits Law, serves clients in 26 states and was recognized in 2018 as the fastest-growing ERISA law firm in the country by the Law Firm 500. In 2019 the HBL team has avoided or abated over $55 million in proposed DOL and IRS penalties for its plan sponsor clients.
Senior Compliance Counsel
Elverine (Rena) Felton has over a decade of employee benefits law experience. Rena focuses on employer-sponsored retirement and welfare plans and advises clients on related issues and regulatory matters. She also advises clients on maintaining compliance with ERISA, the Retirement Equity Act, IRS, and other federal laws by reviewing and analyzing plan provisions and how those provisions are internally operationalized. Rena counsels companies to resolve group health plan compliance issues related to federal laws such as COBRA, HIPAA, cafeteria plans, and Health Care Reform.
- SHRM-Atlanta Member: Complimentary
- Non-Member: $30
Re-certification Credit*: (1) HRCI General Credit and (1) PDC SHRM Credit
Who should attend:
Business Leaders, People Managers, Benefits Professionals