Employee Benefits Law

Employee Benefits Law focuses on what federal and state law requires of public employers with respect to employee benefits and what authority North Carolina government employers have in choosing, structuring, and changing benefits.  Topics covered include retirement benefits, including those for law enforcement officers; current requirements under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, including how to report offers of coverage; COBRA, reducing or eliminating retiree health insurance coverage; the current state of the law applicable to employee wellness programs, and income replacement and paid time off benefits.

Attendance at Employee Benefits Law should count toward 3 of the 50 points needed for IPMA-HR recertification, 8.5 of the 60 PDCs needed for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification, and 8.5 of the 60 credits needed for PHR or SPHR recertification. While Employee Benefits Law is not a pre-approved program for IPMA, SHRM or HRCI recertification, we will provide you with a certificate of completion and a syllabus which you can use to apply for your credits from those organizations. The course material is consistent with the continuing education requirements of all three organizations.

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.
Total8.50 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
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Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
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Lisa Sheffield

Program Manager, Leadership Group
919.962.3464
Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government