The vital role of employee benefit programs continues to be a major focus in Washington, DC, as Congress and the executive branch respond to the health and economic threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Policymakers have moved swiftly to provide aid that includes a wide range of health, retirement, compensation and other workplace policy reforms. These issues figure prominently in congressional talks concerning the next recovery package that could pass this summer.


Meanwhile, benefit regulators continue to make targeted rule changes to implement new laws, including the SECURE Act’s retirement reforms. In addition, court actions — such as the Supreme Court’s groundbreaking decision that federal law prohibits workplace discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation — could reshape benefit programs. Employers also need to keep up with recent developments in executive/director compensation and governance. Finally, the approaching election is sharpening the parties’ differences on compensation and benefit policies as presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden provides new details on his agenda.


Experts from Mercer’s Law & Policy Group and Executive Law & Regulatory Group will discuss these and other issues during this live web briefing on July 30 from 1–2 pm ET.


Why attend?

Learn about the latest compliance, policy and COVID-19 issues affecting employee health and retirement benefits and executive compensation — and potential changes for which employers should prepare — during this must-attend briefing.

July 30, 2020




1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET


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Dorian Z. Smith
Partner, National Practice Leader for Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

Geoff Manville
Partner, Government Relations Leader, Mercer’s Law and Policy Group

Cheryl Hughes
Principal, Mercer’s Law and Policy Group

Margaret Berger
Principal, Mercer’s Law and Policy Group

Amy Knieriem
Principal, Mercer’s Executive Law and Regulatory Group