Meeting Your Fiduciary Obligations Under ERISA


Robert is an associate in the Richmond office of McGuireWoods LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s employee benefits and executive compensation group. He advises clients on all matters arising under employee benefits and executive compensation laws, including issues relating to the design, administration, reporting and disclosure requirements for various retirement and welfare benefit plans and compensation arrangements. He represents and advises clients in interactions with the government, including the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and regularly assists in a variety of interdisciplinary practice areas that are affected by ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

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This course will provide an introduction to ERISA’s stringent fiduciary requirements. ERISA fiduciary duties have been described as “the highest known to law.” As such, it is critically important for plan sponsors, administrators and employees involved with retirement or health and welfare plans to understand the obligations they may owe as fiduciaries under ERISA. Indeed, the law imposes personal liability upon breaching fiduciaries. And potential liability, penalties, and taxes can be significant. Listeners will learn:

What the various duties are

  • When they arise
  • How they are satisfied
  • What the consequences are for fiduciary breaches
  • Ways to limit exposure to potential liability

This course serves as an introduction to anyone new to ERISA fiduciary laws, or as a helpful refresher.

Areas Covered

  • ERISA
  • Employee Benefits
  • Law
  • Fiduciary
  • Benefits
  • Rewards

Who Should Attend

HR professionals, board members, officers, anyone involved in the administration of ERISA pension or welfare benefit plans

Why Should Attend

ERISA fiduciary duties have been described as “the highest known to law.” As such, it is critically important for plan sponsors, administrators and employees involved with retirement or health and welfare plans to understand the obligations they may owe as fiduciaries under ERISA. Indeed, the law imposes personal liability upon breaching fiduciaries. And potential liability, penalties, and taxes can be significant.

This course will provide an introduction to ERISA’s stringent fiduciary requirements. Listeners will learn what the various duties are, when they arise, how they are satisfied, what the consequences for fiduciary breaches are, and ways to limit exposure to potential liability.

  • $149.00