Employee Benefits

Davenport Evans law firm, in Sioux Falls, SD, is active in the field of employee benefits on behalf of a wide range of clients, from small professional corporations to large educational and health care institutions with numerous employees. Attorneys in the firm work with those employers in designing a variety of both ERISA-qualified and non-qualified benefit plans. Our attorneys also advise employers, as well as employees and independent contractors, in the area of compensation planning.

Contact our Davenport Evans employee benefits attorneys: Sarah Richardson LarsonJean H. Bender,  and Mary Ellen Dirksen.


2019 Employment Law Update, September 18 at The Country Club of Sioux Falls

Register Now for the 2019 Davenport Evans Employment Law Update,  Wednesday, September 18 at the Country Club of Sioux Falls. The theme this year is Employment City: Mapping Success for 2019. Be sure to join our eNews list for seminar reminders. The annual seminar is free and open to the public, and draws around 150 human resources professionals, managers, and small business leaders from across the region. Register here.


Davenport Evans Employment Law Update

Wednesday, September 18, 2019   7:30 a.m. – noon

The Country Club of Sioux Falls (Formerly Westward Ho)

3400 West 22nd Street, Sioux Falls, SD 

*Submit a panel question to [email protected] to enter a drawing for a restaurant gift card! One drawing entry will be allowed per person.

7:30 – 8 a.m. 

Registration and Hot Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. 

Data Privacy and Security Update for Human Resource Professionals, Rick Olivier of SBS Cybersecurity and Jean H. Bender of Davenport Evans

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

ADA Website Accessibility, Dixie K. Hieb and Tiffany M. Miller

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Coffee and Restroom Break

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

2019 Case Law Update, Reece M. Almond

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

10 Questions to Ask Before You Terminate, Kristi Geisler Holm

11:15 – noon

Ask-A-Lawyer Panel: Kristi Geisler Holm, Jean H. Bender, Dixie K. Hieb, Reece M. Almond, and Moderator Tiffany M. Miller.

*SPECIAL DIRECTIONS (Important to avoid Sanford Golf Invitational):

From Kiwanis, turn west onto 18th Street/Indian Mound Drive, near the Great Plains Zoo. 18th Street becomes Indian Mound Drive. Turn right at The Country Club of Sioux Falls, on Westward Ho Place. If you miss the turn and round the bend, ending up at Minnehaha Country Club, turn back. Once you have found our spacious parking lot, use the main doors under the awning and take the elevator or the staircase to the 2nd floor banquet hall.

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