Events and Webinars


PPP and Important M&A Issues


Presented by Philip Feigen, Sara Ainsworth, and Bill Sanders
Hosted by Polsinelli
Webinar
Free

As M&A activity increases, an important consideration for buyers and sellers are whether either party has a Paycheck Protection Program loan. This webinar will address due diligence issues, provisions to include in purchase agreements, dealing with unknown results and important tax considerations. Agenda Due Diligence Considerations Representations and Warranties, and Covenants to Protect a Buyer Escrowing the PPP Amount Tax Considerations

IA: ABI BUSINESS UPDATE CALL Featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia


Presented by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia
Hosted by Iowa Association of Business
Webinar
Free

ABI members are invited to a business update call. The update will feature U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia.  AGENDA 1:30 PM – Introduction: JD Davis, Vice President, Public Policy 1:35 PM – Federal Update: U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia 1:50 PM – Q&A 2:00 PM – Adjourn

Reopening and Rehiring – What Are the Most Critical Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Issues?


Presented by Melissa B. Kurtzman and Steven J. Friedman at Littler
Hosted by Littler
Webinar
Free

As many employers are on the way to normalizing their business practices and re-engaging their employees, they should not overlook the many lurking landmines in the administration of their retirement, health and welfare plans and their executive compensation arrangements. The risks of missteps are high. They include disqualification of qualified retirement plans, ACA taxes, IRS penalties, employee lawsuits and DOL enforcement. In this session, we will focus on the steps employers can take to avoid these problems. The issues we will discuss include: Making sure that eligibility determinations under retirement and health and welfare plans are correctly implemented How...

The New Normal – Responding to a Positive COVID-19 Case in the Workplace and Reducing the Spread


Presented by Walter M. Stella and Jennifer Taylor Williams at Cozen O'Connor
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

With many states seeing significant spikes of COVID-19 cases for the first time, employers [hitting] facing these issues for the first time can learn and build on the experiences from the first three months of the pandemic. This webinar will address best practices and applicable legal requirements in the following areas: Step by step protocol for handling a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace How to handle reinstatement for both symptomatic and asymptomatic employees who test positive or who are self-quarantined for exposure Screening of employees for symptoms and temperature checks Conducting investigation into source of COVID-19 cases for...

Immigration Compliance During a Crisis – Navigating Presidential Proclamations, I-9 Issues During COVID-19, and More


Presented by Shanon Stevenson from Fisher Phillips
Hosted by Fisher Phillips
Webinar
Free

2020 has presented employers looking to acquire and retain foreign nationals numerous new and unfamiliar challenges as it relates to immigration compliance, including Presidential Proclamations and I-9 compliance during COVID-19. Join Fisher Phillips’s Global Immigration Practice Group co-chair Shanon Stevenson for a webinar on the key immigration compliance issues employers need to keep top of mind as employers look to bring their foreign national employees back to work after COVID-19 related lay-offs and furloughs. Furthermore, Shanon will discuss the impact of Presidential Proclamations. President...

AZ: Environmental Sustainability Virtual Series


Presented by Tricia Balluf, Environmental Programs Coordinator (Water, Wildlife, and NEPA), City of Phoenix D. Lee Decker, Attorney, Gallagher & Kennedy Maribeth Klein, Senior Attorney, SRP Legal Services Natalie Chrisman Lazar, Principal Engineer in Corporate Environmental, APS
Hosted by Arizona Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Complimentary for Arizona Manufacturers Council and Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry members.

Our new Environmental Sustainability Virtual Series is an events series for Arizona Manufacturers Council and Arizona Chamber members that will cover topics and sessions planned for the 2020 Environmental Sustainability Summit. Episode 2 will highlight a change in the federal definition for a Waters of the United States (WOTUS) in the Navigable Waters Protection Rule became effective on June 22, 2020. Join leading Arizona water experts for our webinar July 10 at 10:00AM where we will discuss the new rule and explore potential gaps in protection for Arizona waterways.

Combating Anti-Asian Racism and Discrimination in the Workplace in the COVID-19 Era


Presented by Helen Park
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

The panel will discuss the increase of anti-Asian racism and discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on Asian/Asian Americans in the workplace. The panel will also identify types of harassment and discrimination and how Asians/Asian Americans are being targeted at work. In addition, the panel will discuss best practices for employers for complying with their legal obligations under federal and state anti-discrimination laws and recommending changes in workplace policies to address potential bias and discrimination. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Asian American Bar Association of New York's (AABANY) Labor and Employment Committee and will be moderated by...

Returning High-Risk Employees to Work: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Presented by Katrina Grider, Tiffany Cox Stacy, and Charles L. Thompson IV at Ogletree Deakins
Hosted by Ogletree Deakins
Webinar
$99.00 Complimentary for Ogletree Deakins clients

As a follow-up to our June 18, 2020, webinar on returning high-risk employees to work, the speakers will respond to attendees’ frequently asked questions regarding the following topics (and more): -high-risk categories and employees; -employees in vulnerable populations who are concerned about returning to work; -employees who live with individuals in vulnerable populations and who are concerned about returning to work; and -employers that are concerned about allowing employees in vulnerable populations to return to work.

ME: Understanding Communications: Messages That Connect During Covid Times


Presented by Paula Mahony, President & Chief Strategist, Words@Work
Hosted by Maine State Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free

In this webinar we will discuss how messages and marketing need to change in order to successfully connect with target audiences. We’ll look at how brain chemistry influences decision making and simple but effective ways to communicate. Hosted by: Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Presented by: Paula Mahony, President & Chief Strategist,  Words@Work

MO: Steps for Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (Workshop-Session 1)


Presented by Dr. Nika White — Nike White Consulting
Hosted by Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Members: $50 Non-Members: $65

Dr. Nika White is a national authority and fearless advocate for diversity, inclusion and equity. As an author and award-winning management and leadership consultant across business, government, non-profit and education, Dr. White helps organizations break barriers and integrate diversity into their business frameworks. Dr. White will facilitate the workshop portion of our webinar to help participants understand the importance of establishing diversity and inclusion policy, give easy-to-follow action items for implementation and provide tools to help measure program success. Participants will leave our seminar with the materials and the motivation they need to hit the ground running in their organizations...

Private equity now has a greater presence in transactions where professionals and health systems used to have exclusivity. This training will address the regulatory schemes and business models that relate to the ownership of a health care provider organization by a private equity fund. Specific topics and questions to be discussed: -Introduction to Corporate Practice of Medicine/Fee-Splitting -What Is a Friendly Professional Corporation (PC) -Options Available in Structuring the Deal With a Friendly PC -Issues With Referral Source Agreements -Intro to Anti-Kickback Statutes and Stark Law

COVID-19 Litigation and Mitigation Strategies Series: Whistleblower and Retaliation Claims


Presented by Tracie L. Childs (San Diego) S. Rae Gross (Detroit (Metro)) Shontell Powell (Atlanta) at Ogletree Deakins
Hosted by Ogletree Deakins
Webinar
$99.00 Complimentary for Ogletree Deakins clients

Employers across all sectors are facing unprecedented challenges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including an anticipated rise in whistleblower and retaliation claims, particularly in some of the most heavily regulated industries that already have statutory protections for whistleblowers. The U.S. Congress and state legislatures are also creating additional COVID-19 protections that are likely to result in a dramatic increase in whistleblowing activity and resulting litigation in the coming months. In this webinar, the speakers will address strategies to recognize, prevent, and defend against COVID-19-related whistleblower claims, including: -claims under Section 11(c) of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act...

VA: What Virginia Employers Need to Know to Navigate the New Employee-Friendly Laws in the Commonwealth


Presented by B. Patrice Clair and Jacquelyn L. Thompson at FordHarrison
Hosted by FordHarrison
Webinar
Free

After years of being known as an employer-friendly state, Virginia legislature has passed a number of new laws vastly expanding employee rights and remedies in the Commonwealth. As of July 1, 2020, Virginia employees have numerous new protections in the areas of employment discrimination, independent contractor classification, non-compete agreements, wage payment, and whistleblower protection. These laws will transform employment litigation in the Commonwealth as the new legislation provides powerful new protections for Virginia employees. After decades of litigating employment cases in federal court under laws that capped damages, plaintiffs will be seeking unlimited compensatory damages in the state courts. Combined...

Labor Law Issues in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World


Presented by Daniel V. Johns at Cozen O'Connor
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

Daniel Johns will be presenting this webinar on labor law issues from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan will address the following topics: the duty to bargain during a pandemic, bargaining and conducting labor arbitrations in a virtual world, strikes and COVID-19 safety issues, pandemic protected concerted activity, and union organizing.

TX: Employment Relations Symposium


Hosted by Texas Association of Business, SHRM - Texas State Council and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Seminar
TAB Member Rate $399.00 SHRM Member Rate $419.00 Non-Member $549.00 ​​ Early Bird Deadline: April 15, 2020

Texas Association of Business, SHRM - Texas State Council and the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce bring you a premier learning experience for HR, Accounting & Legal professionals in the state of Texas.  Earn credits for continuing education including: SHRM, HRCI, NASBA, CLE and CPA​​ Refund Policy – Refund cutoff date July 10, 2020.* *Registered attendees are invited to contact TAB past the refund cut-off date if significant situations occur which results in them no longer being able to attend, at which point TAB will discuss alternatives.  For more information contact CaLae Browne at cbrowne@txbiz.org.

PA: 2020 WORKFORCE SUMMIT


Hosted by Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
Seminar
$75

8:30 a.m. RUNNING SLIDE SHOW OF SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS 9 a.m. WELCOME AND OPENING COMMENTS – Gene Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and Co-Chair, Governor Wolf’s Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center Welcome from Lead Sponsor A brief update of the recommendations developed by the Governor’s Task Force. 9:15 a.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: REMOVING SOCIAL ISSUES AS A BARRIER TO EMPLOYMENT – AND BUILDING A WORKFORCE – Craig Poole, General Manager, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Reading There are currently 840,000 job openings at U.S. hotels. Hear this unique perspective on how this hotel...

OR: 2020 Pandemic Protocol: A COVID-19 Planning Workshop for Oregon Manufacturers & Industrial Workers


Hosted by Oregon Business & Industry and Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Webinar
$150 for Members $250 for Non-Members

OBI is pleased to partner with Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. on this series of workshops dedicated to help Oregon businesses understand regulations so they can resume operations and protect the health of their employees and customers. Join us for the 2.5 hour training specifically geared toward manufacturers and industrial workers. Objectives of this course are:  Understand the CDC, OSHA, OHA and Governor's Office Regulations and Guidance  Learn how to prepare your workspace for a return with proper cleaning protocols and procedures Determine internal employment policies and response to a positive case Review your Personal Protective Equipment needs Learn how to create...

New Title IX Regulations re: Sexual Misconduct/Harassment


Hosted by Laner Muchin
Webinar
Free

As you may know, the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) released its new Title IX regulations governing how K-12 and postsecondary institutions that receive federal financial assistance must process and respond to sexual harassment and sex discrimination complaints. The new regulations set out significant changes to the complaint process and an institution’s obligations under Title IX. The changes are drastic and include: the type of conduct that is protected under Title IX; the practices institutions are required to implement through policy, training, investigation and adjudication of claims; and record-keeping requirements. All institutions must be compliant with OCR’s...

MO: How to Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent (Workshop-Session 2)


Presented by Gloria Carter Hicks — Hicks Carter Hicks
Hosted by Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Members: $50 Non-Members: $65

Are you concerned about your organization’s ability to attract diverse talent? Are you struggling to retain your diverse workers? Do you believe you are falling short when it comes to leveraging the full potential of all talent? Discover why your organization may not be taking full advantage of all talent AND learn the ways you can solve your diverse talent recruitment and retention challenges.

Introduction of issues that are specific to health care mergers and acquisitions that any investment professional should know about. Topics include: -What Is the Difference Between Clinical vs. Non-clinical Assets? -What Are Special Representations -What Is the Problem With Earn Outs? -Does a PPP Loan have to be repaid prior to Closing? -What Is an F-Reorg and Why Do We Need to Keep Doing It?

Well, Now What? A Snapshot of Today and Tomorrow During the Pandemic


Presented by Ann McCullough and John Synowicki at Polsinelli
Hosted by Polsinelli
Webinar
Free

This webinar will take a look at the issues that arose as part of the pandemic, and identify what needs to be addressed as providers move out of the pandemic. Health care providers should have a plan of action to deal with temporary and emergency privileges that have been provided, telemedicine privileges provided, peer review concerns that arose during the pandemic, and taking steps to get back to normal. CLE credit pending.  Agenda: Background on declaration of national emergency Current challenges faced by providers Waivers Emergency and temporary privileges Current...

This presentation will provide an overview of evolving LGBTQIA issues confronting employers in the workplace. Topics will include terminology 101 as well as an update on federal law and state trends, positions taken by the EEOC and DOJ, and employer best practices. Continuing Education - FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This course is approved for 1 hour of PDCs. - This program is also pre-approved by HRCI for 1 hour of PHR, GPHR, and SPHR recertification credit.

Workplace Investigations: Delving Beyond the Basics & Navigating COVID-19 Considerations


Presented by Shayda Zaerpoor Le at Barran Liebman
Hosted by Barran Liebman LLP
Webinar
$50 per person. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express accepted.

In the current climate, it is more important than ever for employers to respond appropriately to complaints of misconduct.  Often, the first step is conducting an effective and thorough workplace investigation to establish a factual basis for an employer’s response.  When done effectively, these investigations are also a crucial component of a defensible course of action, serving as a valuable record to support any corrective action necessary to remedy the complaint.  This presentation will discuss best practices for workplace investigations, dive into some of the stickier situations that can arise, and discuss elements of virtual investigations in a post-quarantine environment....

OR: 2020 Pandemic Protocol: A COVID-19 Planning Workshop for Oregon Retailers


Hosted by Oregon Business and Industry and Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Webinar
$150 for Members $250 for Non-Members

OBI is pleased to partner with Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. on this series of workshops dedicated to help Oregon businesses understand regulations so they can resume operations and protect the health of their employees and customers. Join us for the 2.5 hour training specifically geared toward retailers. Objectives of this course are:  Understand the CDC, OSHA, OHA and Governor's Office Regulations and Guidance  Learn how to prepare your workspace for a return with proper cleaning protocols and procedures Determine internal employment policies and response to a positive case Review your Personal Protective Equipment needs Learn how to create a return to...

MO: Put to the test: When are you faced with a workplace investigation (Workshop- Session 3)


Presented by Maureen Rouse-Ayoub — Varnum Law LLP
Hosted by Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Members: $150 (All 4 sessions) or $50/session Non-members: $200 (All 4 sessions) or $65/session

Now more than ever, employers must be aware of the challenges of workplace equity. If harassment claims arise, employers must be prepared to respond promptly to meet legal obligations and minimize negative impact on employee morale and productivity. Maureen will walk participants through a workplace investigation and will provide tips for navigating this sensitive process.

Providing great service to a patient does not ensure payment for such service. This training will address how to get reimbursement under the fee-for-service model and the regulatory hurdles that exist to getting such payments in light of acquisition activity. Specific topics and questions to be discussed: -Introduction Payor Contracts – Commercial vs. Governmental -Shift to Value-Based Care Reimbursement -Issues With Licensure: Deal With Pre- or Post-closing -What Is the Difference Between CHOI and CHOW?

OR: 2020 Pandemic Protocol: A COVID-19 Planning Workshop for Oregon Office & Administrative Workers


Hosted by Oregon Business & Industry and Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Webinar
$150 for Members $250 for Non-Members

OBI is pleased to partner with Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. on this series of workshops dedicated to help Oregon businesses understand regulations so they can resume operations and protect the health of their employees and customers. Join us for the 2.5 hour training specifically geared toward office and administrative workers. Objectives of this course are:  Understand the CDC, OSHA, OHA and Governor's Office Regulations and Guidance  Learn how to prepare your workspace for a return with proper cleaning protocols and procedures Determine internal employment policies and response to a positive case Review your Personal Protective Equipment needs Learn how to create...

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the health care industry in an extremely short period of time, exacerbating and accelerating existing disruption in the sector. In times like these, cash is king, and opportunities will exist for those buyers with the resources and risk appetite to conduct mergers and acquisitions involving targets or sellers in financial distress. Specific topics and questions to be discussed: -How to Structure the Deal: Asset vs. Equity? -Introduction to Debt for Equity and Loan to Own Transactions -What is a Pre-Packaged/Chapter 11 Sale? -Issues Involved with Insolvent Transactions

Recorded Webinars

The Evolving Workplace During COVID-19

Emerging from a Crisis as a Stronger, More Resilient Team

COVID-19 Update Part Two: Reopening

COVID-19 Update Part One: Employee Layoffs and Employer Relief

COVID-19 Labor and Employment Issues and Developments

Employment and Risk Management in Todays’ Environment

Social Distancing Best Practices for the Workplace

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Is Your Business Ready for the Employment Changes?

Coronavirus in the Workplace and Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Employee Performance Documentation

DOL Salary Regulation Changes and more

Holiday HR

Military Leave

Workplace Investigations

Handling Real World Problems

Zoinks! Generation Z joins the workplace

I-9 Compliance

Workplace investigations - what to do before and after a complaint

Transgender issues in the workplace

Romance in the Workplace

Unconscious bias - whether you realize it or not

Holiday Ready Human Resources Happens, Right?

Not Suitable for Work?

Effective documentation and employment audits

"Ban the Box" turns 20: What employers need to know about the current framework

Managing health-based leaves of absences

Performance Management Strategies: Finding Common G.R.O.U.N.D.

Recruit better – reach Hire

MeToo includes employers

Thinking about cybersecurity for human resources professionals

Changes after Trump's first year – what's new for employers?

The office . . . and marijuana

Top State and Federal Employment Issues to Look for in 2017

I-9 Changes & Immigration Update

Murky Waters: Successfully Navigating an EEOC Investigation and Litigation

Employment Issues for Federal Contractors

Steps for Effective Hiring and Recruitment

The EEOC’s Proposed Guidance of Retaliation: What You Need to Know

Employer Handbooks – How Do You Decide What to Put in Them?

New Overtime Regulations and Other FLSA Issues

OSHA 2016 Update: Increased Penalties, More Reporting and Other Trends

I-9, E-Verify And Immigration Compliance: 2016 Update

Who is a Federal Subcontractor According to the OFCCP?

Where Are My Employees? Managing FMLA and ADA Absences!

How to Manage Workplace Romance - Best Practices

To Be or Not to Be: An Employee or An Independent Contractor

Are You Ready for the Reporting Obligations Under the Affordable Care Act?

The Transitioning Legal Landscape of Transgender Workplace Rights: What Employers Need to Know

Zero Injuries and Best Practices in Workplace Safety

hrsimple.com Webinar Series: How to Conduct Workplace Investigations

hrsimple.com Webinar Series: The New Exemption Regulations…Coming Soon To Your Workplace!

hrsimple.com Webinar Series- Independent Contractors: DOL Narrows Definition

hrsimple.com Webinar Series: Privacy and Social Media in the Workplace

hrsimple.com Webinar Series: Conducting Legally Compliant Background Checks