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The Evolution of Benefits Law: Where we have been and where we are going

2018 Corporate Counsel Seminar

Corporate Counsel 2018 Seminar

When the Studebaker Corporation terminated its pension plan in 1963, more than 4,000 workers lost $15 million in unpaid benefits.  While the struggling automaker’s actions drew national attention and criticism, it would be 11 more years before the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 — the landmark federal legislation initially designed to protect pension plan participants — would be enacted.  Since then, the field of employee benefits law has expanded to include a myriad of laws and regulations governing both retirement plans and health plans.

In his presentation at McAfee & Taft’s 2018 Corporate Counsel Seminar in Tulsa, Oklahoma, employee benefits attorney Brandon Long walks audience members through the evolution of benefits law — from the 1960s to present day — and discusses the conditions and circumstances that gave rise to each new major piece of legislation. He also reviews current trends in employee benefits law and provides a sneak peek as to what employers might be able to expect in the way of new rules, regulations and developments in the coming year.

December 4, 2018
Southern Hills Country Club
Tulsa, OK