Category Archives: complimentary webinar

Save the Date! Complimentary Webcast August 19: Race, Religion, and Politics in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know

In today’s society, discussions about politics, race, and religion will inevitably enter the workplace. How can employers maintain order and respect in the workplace in the face of free speech?

Join Beverly Alfon and Heather Bailey on Wednesday, August 19 at Noon CT as they discuss what employers should be aware of when responding or reacting to these topics in the workplace, how to identify conduct that is severe enough to trigger lawful discipline, and what legal parameters are at play.

Save the Date! Complimentary Webcast July 30th: Back to School: What Employers Need to Know Related to COVID-19 and Childcare for the Upcoming School Year

As school districts announce their plans to start the school year on modified schedules with continued digital learning, employers need to anticipate the accommodations parents will request and consider leave policies.

Join Allison Sues and John Hayes on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 10AM CT as they discuss leave eligibility under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employee accommodations, and more. Key highlights include:

  • An overview of the different approaches to school openings by states, local governments, and school districts to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the fall
  • Review of employee eligibility for FFCRA paid FMLA leave
  • Practical tips for employers accommodating employees who have school aged children
  • Updates on any new or potential legislation

Register Now! Complimentary Webcast: Bankruptcy and Alternatives for Business Owners: Timely Action to Take Now in Dealing with Your Bank and Landlord

These are challenging times and many business owners are wondering whether they will have the cash flow to sustain their businesses.

Join Eric Fogel, Mike Cortina, and Bill Hackney for a 90-minute webcast on Wednesday, June 17th from noon – 1:30 PM CT, designed to answer questions for business owners who are contemplating the “what if“ scenarios of bankruptcy, restructuring, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and how to deal with looming bank debt and landlord issues.

Attendees will learn:

  1. If you are experiencing financial distress, what you need to do right now.
  2. My landlord is pressing me for back rent, what do I do now?
  3. My bank is pressing me for repayment, new personal guarantees, forbearance agreements, what do I do now?
  4. What are alternatives to bankruptcy, such as assignment for the benefit of creditors?
  5. The fundamentals of the bankruptcy process and whether it is right for your business.

 Our panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

Register Now! Complimentary Webcast: A Short Tutorial on the PPP Forgiveness Application

This brief 30-minute webcast covers highlights of the recently released application for forgiveness.

Join attorney Rebecca Dobbs Bush on Wednesday, May 27 at 1 PM CT for a complimentary webcast as she reviews the instructions for PPP loan forgiveness with attendees and points out items of special interest for all employers.

ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: COVID-19 in Skilled Care and Assisted Living: What You Must Do Now to Manage Risk and Impact

You CAN manage risk in senior living facilities during these trying times but understanding and following procedures is more critical now than ever to protect vulnerable residents and employees. In this recorded webcast, SmithAmundsen attorneys Betsy Ballek, Suzannah Overholt and Jennifer Stuart discuss how to most effectively ensure that the safety and health in your facility is not compromised. Topics include:

  • Overview of the state of long term care communities in the setting of COVID-19
  • Regulatory Impact and Potential Litigation
  • Immunity Laws and other Provider Protections
  • Employee Concerns and Testing

Register Now! Complimentary Webcast: BACK IN BUSINESS: Returning Workers to the Workplace – May 29, 2020

“Business as usual” will be anything but for the foreseeable future. Business owners need to evaluate the issues and risks as they prepare to return workers to the workplace.
 
Join attorneys Jeff Risch and Suzannah Overholt on May 29th at 11:00 AM CT as they discuss how employers can get back to business as effectively as possible, including:

  • The latest guidance from local, state, and federal government on phasing in workers
  • Screening employees, including temperature checks at the door, and related privacy concerns
  • Protecting employees, including identifying appropriate PPE
  • Public transportation and commuting issues
  • Managing childcare issues
  • Avoiding discrimination claims and related pitfalls
  • Diminishing the threat of workers compensation claims
  • Supporting subcontractors/independent contractors without making them employees
  • Managing public relations
  • And more!

We hope you can join us for this timely webcast!

Register Now! Complimentary Webcast: Not Approved For A PPP Loan? What Now?

Your company was not approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan but the bills are still due. There may still be some opportunities available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help keep your company on its feet.

Join labor and employment attorney Kelly Haab-Tallitsch and corporate and banking attorney Andrew Podgorny on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1PM CT as they discuss:

  • Employee Retention Tax Credit
  • Payroll Tax Deferral
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • Tax Credits for Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA​

We hope you can join us for this timely webcast!

Register Now! Holiday Headaches: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Common Issues in the Workplace

For many employers, the holiday season brings about holiday woes – reduced staffing levels, wage and hour issues, and accommodating religious beliefs – all of which can make compliance a more complicated process.

Join Brian Wacker on Thursday, November 7 at 12:00 PM CT for the latest installment of our Labor and Employment Quarterly Series as he helps employers balance the needs of the business with the rights of the employees by creating an inclusive policy.

Specific topics include:

  • How to incorporate religious accommodation law into your policy;
  • Identifying the federal and state paid leave laws;
  • How to manage Holiday Pay; and
  • How to avoid potential liability following an accident or sexual harassment claims at an office party

Who should attend? HR professionals, managers, and business owners

We hope you can via webinar!

Register Now! Managing Employee Medical Issues in the Workplace Webinar – September 12th

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Webinar-TemplateJoin Rebecca Dobbs Bush and Joe Trevino, on September 12 at noon CT as they share valuable insight and best practices to help business owners and human resource professionals navigate the quagmire of managing employee medical issues in the workplace. 

Managing employee medical issues has become more challenging due to increasingly complex regulations. In order to minimize risk, employers must learn to effectively handle requests for accommodations, paid and unpaid leaves of absence, employee benefits, and wage and hour issues; areas that are ripe for abuse.

When employee medical issues are handled on a fair and consistent basis and abuses are prevented, a positive workplace culture is fostered, and employee morale, retention and productivity are improved.

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