Employers with questions about how to administer an employee 401(k) program or how to comply with the Affordable Care Act will find answers at an upcoming meeting with Fran Gray of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Gray will be joined by Ketel Thorstenson Partner Nina Braun and other local experts on ACA and 401(k) programs during the session on Wednesday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The workshop is sponsored by Black Hills Home Builders Association and several local companies including Ketel Thorstenson, LLP.

Gray is a Department of Labor senior benefits advisor at the agency’s Kansas City, Mo., office. She will be in Rapid City to talk about two important employee benefit programs. The 401(k) program allows employers to administer retirement savings plans for staff. ACA, also known as Obamacare, requires certain employers to offer health insurance plans to their workers.

Gray will talk about changes and trends in the two programs. Braun said she and the other panelists — Rich Burcham of Canterbury Wealth Advisors, Joe Lux of Costello Porter Law Office and Nick Stroot of the Black Hills Society of Human Resource Managers — will be there to answer questions from the audience.

Braun said the workshop is a good chance for business owners, human resource managers and company executives across western South Dakota to stay up to date on employee benefits. Seating is limited to 80 people. Admission is $25. To register, call BHHB at 605-348-7850 by May 1.