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14th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium

Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits

Monday, May 1, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

14th Annual Employee Benefits Symposium

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Uniformed Services Employment and

Reemployment Rights Act of 1994
 


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Monday, May 1, 2017

1:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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McDermott Will & Emery
444 W. Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois 60606

In fiscal year 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor reviewed 1,123 unique USERRA cases. Of these cases, approximately 250 involved compensation and benefit issues. As benefits and compensation practices evolve, especially with an onslaught of state laws and regulations, it is important to monitor company policies to maintain compliance with USERRA.

This half-day seminar will provide a refresher on the basics of USERRA, recent litigation in the area, and company best practices.


Symposium Schedule
1–1:15 p.m. | Introductions
1:15–2:15 p.m. | Panel I: Overview of USERRA
This panel will review the basics of USERRA, including rules on how a company should handle reinstatement, compensation, retirement, and other benefits.
Moderator
Professor Kathryn J. Kennedy
Associate Dean for Advanced Studies & Research
Director, Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits

The John Marshall Law School
Panelists
Brian Clauss
Director, Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic
The John Marshall Law School
Frank Del Barto
Chair, Employment, Labor & Benefits Group
Masuda Funai
2:15–3:15 p.m. | Panel II: Litigation Update
Several cases in the past few years, either brought by an individual plaintiff or by the U.S. Department of Justice, raise interesting questions on how a company should handle compensation and benefits for returning service members. This panel will review these cases in detail and discuss the implications on employers.
Moderator
Professor Kathryn J. Kennedy
Associate Dean for Advanced Studies & Research
Director, Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits

The John Marshall Law School
Panelists
Joseph S. Adams
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery
Andrew Braniff
Senior Trial Attorney; USERRA-USAO Program Coordinator
U.S. Department of Justice
3:45–4 p.m. | Break
4–5:15 p.m. | Panel III: Best Practices for Employers
This panel will present on practices employers have implemented to comply and exceed the requirements under USERRA.
Moderator
Will Hansen
Senior Vice President,
Retirement Policy

ERIC
Panelists
Josh Meeuwse
Labor & Employment Attorney
Caterpillar Inc.

Kendric Cobb
Labor & Employment Attorney
Morton Salt, Inc.

Adam Greetis
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

5:15–5:30 p.m. | Questions & Answers
 
About the Employee Benefits Symposium
The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits proudly hosts the Annual Employee Benefits Symposium each spring, offering academics and leading practitioners the opportunity to present their works-in-progress on current employee benefits issues and receive feedback before publication. Past topics have included “The Changing Landscape of Executive Compensation Regulation and Reporting,” “The Future of Employer-Provided Health Benefits,” and “Legal Issues Regarding Public-Sector Employee Benefits Plans.”

Any further questions, please contact: ctleb@jmls.edu.

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McDermott Will & Emery
444 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60606

Monday, May 1, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)


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