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