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Free MCLE Employment Benefits Series

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DOL Seal ImageSince June the Library has been hosting an ongoing Lunchtime Speaker series on employment benefits with the U.S. Department of Labor. Topics range from retirement plans for small businesses to ERISA fiduciary responsibilities.  The Employment Benefits Series is presented by Christine Kerley, J.D., who has worked with EBSA (U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration) since 2006, during which time she has held positions as Investigator and Benefits Advisor. She has conducted investigations and informal reviews dealing with a wide range of ERISA compliance issues. Ms. Kerley is a member of the California State Bar, and holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

All programs also provide free participatory MCLE, and there are three more on the way!  See below for a listing of past and upcoming MCLE seminars:

Past Programs:

Upcoming Programs:

PDF iconWednesday, August 9, 2017, Noon to 2:00 PM: ERISA Fiduciary Responsibilities

2 Hours free Participatory MCLE Credit

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), developed this presentation to assist attendees in understanding their role and responsibilities in protecting employees’ retirement benefits and to avoid problems in managing retirement plans. In addition, the presentation provides information on EBSA’s voluntary compliance programs which allow self-correction of certain violations of the law.


PDF iconWednesday, August 16, 2017, Noon to 1:00 PM: What to Expect From a Health Plan Investigation

1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

What to Expect from a Health Plan Investigation gives a general background about EBSA and its role in regulating employer-sponsored health plans. The presentation also provides information about the type and scope of health plan investigations, along with correction procedures and compliance resources.


PDF iconThursday, September 14, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Health Benefits Under COBRA

1 Hour free Participatory MCLE Credit

This presentation will cover basic information about COBRA, including eligibility, qualifying events, notice and disclosure regulations, duration of coverage, and common COBRA administration mistakes.

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