Speaking Engagements

Dobbs Considerations for Employers: Part 1 – Employment and Employee Benefits

November 9, 2022 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization returned authority for regulating abortion to the states. This raises complex legal and ethical issues for employers.

Companies will have to contend with different and often conflicting regulations in each state where they operate. In some cases, state and federal rules may also come into conflict. Issues related to employment and employee benefits have been among the most pressing for companies in the aftermath of the decision.

Join members of Goodwin’s Dobbs Task Force for an overview of employment and employee benefits issues that employers should be considering now, including:

  • What risks do companies face when employees object to internal statements made (or not) about the Dobbs decision by the company or other employees?
  • What does your company health plan currently provide? Will it need to be amended to cover abortion services (both in and out-of-network)?
  • Can an employer be prosecuted for aiding and abetting by simply offering travel benefits or paid time off to its employees for the purpose of traveling out-of-state to secure abortion services?

Rachel Smith and Christina Lewis will be speaking.