What Employers Need to Know about Severance Agreements and Bonus Plans

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 – 2PM EST 

 

What Employers Need to Know about Severance Agreements and Bonus Plans

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

This webinar will cover what to consider when offering severance agreements or bonus plans.

We will:

  • Briefly describe severance agreements and bonus plans
  • Generally discuss how federal and state laws impact these arrangements
  • Describe how offering severance agreements or bonus plans may affect plan design
  • Discuss the impact that these arrangements have on the payroll process and taxation
  • Discuss the impact that these arrangements have on benefits such as life and long-term disability
  • Discuss how severance agreements or bonus plans interplay with COBRA
  • Discuss how offering these arrangements can set a precedent for future employer actions

This 60-minute intermediate level webinar will help employers understand the implications of offering severance agreements or bonus plans.

The presentation will be posted on the UBA website the day before the webinar.

PRESENTER
Lorie Maring is Of Counsel in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Fisher Phillips. She focuses her practice on helping employers navigate Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and other state and federal laws impacting the design, implementation and ongoing compliance of their employee benefit plans and programs.

She regularly advises clients on the Affordable Care Act, health and welfare benefits, qualified plans, executive compensation, Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangements (MEWAs) and multiemployer plan issues.

Lorie also represents employers in managing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance and fiduciary obligations. She serves clients in the public and private sector, including non-profit organizations and trade associations.

Jennifer Sandberg is a Partner in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Fisher Phillips. Employers, In-House Counsel, and Human Resource professionals view her as a trusted advisor, providing solid business advice. She works to understand her clients’ business and desired business outcomes in order to provide creative and cost-effective advice and counsel. She assists clients in accomplishing business objectives in the most efficient manner possible. Her advice is custom-tailored for employers with tens of thousands of employees or those with a mere handful of employees.

Jennifer was selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 – Workplace & Employment Counseling in 2015.

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This series is brought to you by your Partner Firm of United Benefit Advisors — the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization with more than 200 Partner offices in 45 states, Canada and the United Kingdom — and Jackson Lewis P.C., founded in 1958, and dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. Jackson Lewis P.C. is one of the fastest-growing workplace law firms in the United States with more than 700 attorneys practicing in 49 locations nationwide.

 


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This series is brought to you by United Benefit Advisors — a member-owned alliance of more than 140 premier independent benefit advisory firms and one of the nation’s five largest employee benefits advisory organizations — and Jackson Lewis, providing legal counsel exclusively in workplace law.