Charleston-area employers are invited to a free retirement plan compliance seminar sponsored by the U.S. Labor Department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration.

The workshop is designed to help business owners and administrators understand their fiduciary responsibilities when operating private sector retirement plans.

It will be held 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the College Center at Trident Technical College, Building 920, Suite 107, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston.

The event will include information on understanding plans and responsibilities; selecting and monitoring service providers; making timely contributions; avoiding prohibited transactions; making appropriate disclosures to plan participants; and filing annual reports to the government.

The seminar is part of the Labor Department’s national fiduciary education campaign.

Registration must be completed by Sept. 5 and is limited to 100 participants.

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For more details, call Pat Humphlett at 202-693-8660 or email