Category Archives: Quarterly Program

Register Now! Dealing with Cannabis in the Workplace – A National Perspective

Although cannabis remains illegal under federal law, the legalization of cannabis on the state-level has left employers feeling uncertain of how to tailor their workplace policies and procedures to fit the changing landscape.

Join Heather Bailey and Michael Wong on Thursday, February 20 at 12:00 PM CT for the latest installment of our Labor & Employment Quarterly Series. They will do a deep dive into the cannabis laws and what employers should do to diminish their legal risks to protect their workforce. Specific topics include:

  • What makes a good drug policy?
  • Defining reasonable suspicion in the workplace
  • Drug testing best practices
  • Does your locale prohibit pre-employment drug testing for cannabis?
  • How to handle safety-sensitive positions and testing for cannabis

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

Register Now! Protecting Intellectual Property Through Employment Contracts and HR Best Practices

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Protecting-IP_-11_1All businesses own some sort of intellectual property (IP), whether it’s trade secrets or proprietary business information – IP touches nearly every aspect of business. Employment contracts can be a deciding factor in determining IP ownership and avoiding or resolving IP disputes. HR professionals have a significant role to play in promoting the understanding of IP.

Join Jeffrey Glass and Jennifer Lacroix on Thursday, November 1 at 12:00 PM CT for the latest installment of our Labor & Employment Quarterly Series. They will discuss how the wording of IP provisions in employment contracts can make all the difference and why HR professionals should address IP with employees during both onboarding and exit interviews.

Who should attend? In House Counsel, C-Suite Executives, Risk Managers, HR Executives, Operations Professionals

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Save the Date! SmithAmundsen Complimentary Webinar – June 13th – Hiring 201: A Deeper Dive into Employee Interviewing and On-boarding

Join Jon Hoag and Mike Wong on Wednesday, June 13 at 12:00 PM CT for the latest installment of our Labor & Employment Quarterly Series. Jon and Mike will teach employers how to effectively hire the right person and minimize threats of litigation.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Avoid job posting and employment application pitfalls
  • Effective and legal interviewing techniques
  • Legal landmines associated with pre-employment screening/background checks
  • The job offer and related legal documentation
  • On-boarding to increase employee retention and reduce exposure to employment lawsuits

Who should attend? HR professionals, managers, and business owners. We hope you can join us!

 

Register for the webinar here!

 

Save the Date! SmithAmundsen Complimentary Webinar – August 23rd – FMLA & ADA: Understanding a Complicated Legal Relationship

Employers of all shapes and sizes face the challenge of managing employee medical issues. Suzanne Newcomb provides insight to help employers manage risk and avoid liability by learning to better manage medical issues that arise. This program focuses on the FMLA and the ADA, and offers attendees specific insight on:

  • Identifying triggers requiring action under the FMLA and the ADA
  • Effectively managing employee medical leave
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • And more!

Register for the webinar here!

Save the Date! SmithAmundsen Complimentary Webinar on August 3rd — Employee Compensation and Benefits: Common Mistakes and Missed Opportunities

Employee pay and benefits plans can be one of the most significant expenses for an employer. Avoiding costly compliance mistakes and leveraging plans to effectively reward key employees is critical in today’s environment. Join Kelly Haab-Tallitsch and William Scogland on Thursday, August 3 at 12:00 PM CT for the latest installment of our Labor & Employment Quarterly Series as they discuss common mistakes and missed opportunities in designing and administering compensation and benefit programs. Specific topics include:

  • Additional qualified plan opportunities for highly compensated employees
  • Using equity or phantom equity to retain key personnel
  • Common 401(k) mistakes
  • Traps to avoid in a merger or acquisition
  • And more!

Register for the webinar here!