Oregon Paid Family Medical Benefit - Astoria
Based in USI’s Portland office, Manuel serves as the In-House ERISA Counsel for USI’s Northwest region, advising the employee benefits practice group. He provides counsel and guidance on compliance issues affecting health and welfare plans, including interpreting and communicating technical information on topics like PPACA, ERISA, HIPPA, FMLA, and the IRC. His previous position was the U.S. Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration, conducting investigations of employee benefit plans, sponsors and service providers. Prior to his time with the DOL. Manuel was with a law firm in Orange County, CA in the employment law practice area, focusing primarily on wage and hour class action lawsuits and discrimination litigation. Manuel graduated with a J.D. from Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law.
Manuel will walk us though what employers need to know in order to prepare for this new law and all of the accompanying responsibilities, considerations, and legal obligations.