Thank you Thank you for attending this webinar. Please complete the Course Evaluation to receive CLE credit. Contributors Emily Zimmer Emily Zimmer counsels clients on a wide range of employee benefit and executive compensation issues, including issues related to corporate mergers and acquisitions. She routinely advises on the design, implementation and administration of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit programs, including wellness programs, health care accounts such as HRAs, Health FSAs and HSAs, adoption reimbursement programs and educational assistance programs. Emily also provides compliance advice, including with respect to reporting and disclosure requirements, ACA compliance obligations, COBRA benefit continuation rights, and HIPAA portability, nondiscrimination, privacy and security issues. Emily assists clients across diverse industries with a particular emphasis on financial services, energy, higher education and health care. Her work with higher education institutions has included assisting clients with unique issues presented under the ACA's employer mandate, including with respect to student employees. Emily also helps clients in the health care industry navigate complex benefit plan issues arising due to the client's status as both an employer and a provider, including unique provider/plan contracting and fiduciary duty issues and HIPAA privacy and security considerations given HIPAA's impacts Richard Gerakitis Richard is a partner in the labor and employment practice and handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. He has more than 35 years of experience in litigation, mediation and arbitration. Richard handles all types of employment matters, representing management in both union and nonunion settings. His specialties include trade secret claims; noncompetition covenants; employee breach of fiduciary duty claims; individual and class actions involving Title VII sex discrimination, religious discrimination and race discrimination claims; age discrimination claims; retaliation claims; Sections 1981 and 1983 civil rights claims; Fair Labor Standards Act, workplace safety (OSHA), Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower statutes; and disability discrimination claims. He also represents employers and employees in the negotiation of employment contracts. Richard has been recognized in several notable publications for many years, including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, PLC Cross-Border Handbooks and Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite. He serves on the 10-member Advisory Board for the CCH Employment Law Daily.