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Understanding & Impacting Payroll Legislation

speaker Sondra Dougherty

Culver City, CA


March 15, 2018

Plan Management

Through the Eyes of a Former DOL


speaker David Donaldson

Culver City, CA


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Payroll Legal Updates

speaker Paul Fleck

Culver City, CA


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Culver City, CA






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Breakfast Meeting: March 15, 2018

Plan Management Through the Eyes

of a Former DOL Investigator


Do you think that your 401(k) service provider is mitigating your risk of compliance? No one brings litigation against a company for ERISA violations, right? Isn’t the government only concerned with wage & hour violations?

Join us Thursday, March 15, 2018 to learn the truth about the new realities of private litigation on 401(k) plans and steps you can take to protect your company and participants.

Topics for discussion:

        •         ERISA Compliance
        •         Fiduciary Duties
        •         408(b)(2)
        •         Delinquent Contributions & Loan Payments
        •         Top 3 ERISA Violations
        •         Plan Monitoring Standards
        •         Protecting Your Plan
        •         Common Outsourced Fiduciaries


 ~ Our Speaker ~

David Donaldson

David Donaldson serves as the President and CEO of ERISA SMART. Previously he was a Senior Investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration where his responsibilities included conducting, and coordinating investigations of major inter-jurisdictional or national employee benefit plans, service providers, Investment Advisors, Investment Managers and trust departments. In addition, David was responsible for developing and presenting training for other investigators on investigating investments, investment advisors and conflicts of interest.  Prior to his work at the DOL David, worked for some of Wall Street’s largest firms managing retirement plans, providing fiduciary guidance, and investment management services. David’s experiences and 18 years of working with retirement plans gives him a unique expertise unmatched in the industry.

Welcome to the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the American Payroll Association (LAAPA), dedicated to providing education, professional support, and networking opportunities to Payroll Professionals since 1982.



The LAAPA is a non-profit organization consisting of dedicated payroll professionals, human resource and financial professionals throughout the Los Angeles area. Our membership represents hundreds of businesses in the Greater Los Angeles area, from the largest industrial firms to small emerging businesses.

 Our goals are to increase the payroll professional's skill level through education, mutual support and to gain recognition for payroll as the professional discipline it has become in today's business and legislative environment. We take great pride in the achievements our organization has accomplished.

 LAAPA is a recognized chapter of the American Payroll Association