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Workshop on ERISA and Re-employment Rights Laws Held in Kansas City July 26

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Kansas City, Missouri - The U.S. Department of Labor will host a free employer workshop called “Understanding Your Responsibilities under ERISA and USERRA” on July 26 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road in Kansas City.

Participants will receive an introduction to and overview of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) including some basics information about pension and health plan administration. Also, there will be information about COBRA, the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act known as HIPAA.

Representatives from the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service will explain the requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA is the law that protects the employment, reemployment rights and certain employment-based benefits of veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and returning active duty personnel.

Registration is required for this half-day session and space is available on a first-come basis. To register online, submit your name, company name, address, telephone and fax numbers and email address to: The information can be faxed to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) at 816.426.5511. Additional information about the workshop can be obtained by contacting Fran Gray or Renee Brown with EBSA at 816.426.5131.


"Understanding Your Responsibilities under ERISA and USERRA" Workshop


July 26, 2006
8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri

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Contact Name: Norma J. Conrad
Phone Number: 816.426.5481

Employee Benefits Security Administration
July 19, 2006
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