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

February 14th, 2018 at 12:00pm CST

What says romantic interlude better than a February 14 webinar? Probably only if it deals with the NLRB, the recent tax reform law, independent contractors and the European Union, right?

Spend a cozy hour in front of your computer with our author Jean Back from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, as she walks you through the changes and how they can impact you and your employees.

Whimsical topics include:

  • Changes by the NLRB affecting union and non-union work places
    • Section 7 concerted rights activities
    • restrictions to workplace handbooks and policies
    • restrictions to social media policies
    • company email
    • joint-employer test
  • New tax reform law
    • tax credit for paid family leave
    • ability to deduct certain sexual harassment settlements
  • DOL changes to the Tip Credit Rule
  • Why more employers are looking to increase independent contractors
  • Does the European Union General Data Protection Regulations affect your company?
    • brief overview
    • what companies need to do with respect to employee records
  • On the horizon
    • will the DOL issue a new white collar exemption rule?
    • will Congress ban arbitration of sexual harassment claims?

Register here.

Bonus – send any questions you would like answered to Jean will most likely not answer questions concerning dating, romance, Valentine's Day gift etiquette and what the candy you give/get says about your relationship, but we might give it a shot. 

The office . . . and marijuana

January 17th, 2018 at 12:00pm CST

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The Office . . . and marijuana. Would Dwight classify munchies as an employee benefit? Discuss.

In our free webinar "Marijuana in the Workplace" on January 17 at 12:00pm CST, our authors Shawe Rosenthal LLP will discuss:

  • the interaction of federal drug laws with state laws
  • whether reasonable accommodations are required under state medical marijuana laws
  • how state "legal off-duty conduct" laws apply.

Top State and Federal Employment Issues to Look for in 2017

April 20th, 2017 at 1:00am CDT

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Presented by Jean Ohman Back of the Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Law Firm. This webinar will be worth 1 hour of SHRM and HRCI credit. Topics covered include: - New Federal OSHA Anti-Retaliation Provisions; We'll discuss the three new anti-retaliation provisions in the OSHA regulations that became effective in January. The anti-retaliation provisions include: 1) Retaliation from blanket post injury drug testing policies 2) Retaliation from policies that require an employee immediately report a workplace claim; 3) Retaliation from safety incentive programs We'll also address: - Best practices for revising your workers compensation policies to meet OSHA’s new provisions - Top state law trends in employment law, including paid sick leave, predictive scheduling, paid family leave, and stricter privacy laws - Top potential federal law changes in a new Trump administration

I-9 Changes & Immigration Update

April 18th, 2017 at 8:00am CDT

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For employers, completing the Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, is a routine part of the on boarding process. Completing this two-page form may not seem so difficult, but has your company ever done an internal audit to see how many violations you might find per I-9 form? The average number of violations that an Immigration & Customs Enforcement officer sees during an audit will blow you away. The new version of the Form I-9, which went into effect January 22, 2017, contains many changes, and it now provides 15 pages of instructions. Join Yane P. McKenzie, Associate at Troutman Sanders LLP, on April 18 as she discusses those key changes and provides practical tips on completing the new Form I-9 so employers can minimize the number of technical and substantive I-9 violations per form. Also, with the new administration in the White House, changes are anticipated with regard to the enforcement of I-9 and E-Verify compliance. How does this impact employers? Will this administration increase the number of I-9 audits? What companies or industries might be at risk? This webinar will attempt to address such questions based on the information currently available.