Events and Webinars


COVID-19 Update Part Two: Reopening


Presented by Louis DiLorenzo, Member Adam Mastroleo, Member and Mallory Campbell, Associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King
Hosted by hrsimple.com
Webinar
Free

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique and unprecedented challenges for businesses everywhere, especially here in New York State. Federal, state and local governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by enacting laws and providing guidance, while businesses have attempted to adapt to rapidly changing conditions. As governments are beginning to ease stay-at-home orders and reopen the economy in the coming weeks, New York State employers are grappling with how they can plan, communicate and transition their employees back into the workplace. With continuously evolving guidelines and policies aimed at maintaining the health of both employees and companies, employers are...

Emerging from a Crisis as a Stronger, More Resilient Team


Presented by Michelle Wimes, Rebecca Baumgartner, and Kelly Druten Green at Ogletree Deakins
Hosted by hrsimple.com
Webinar
Free

Any crisis can amplify team dysfunction, but it also is an opportunity to build resilience. Employers must create a community of belonging, engagement, and support in the workplace, especially during a crisis.  During this session, you will learn:  -how to avoid dysfunctions that thrive during a crisis  -tips to cultivate resilience to help bounce back from difficult times  -ways to emerge as a stronger team -strategies for inclusion and employee engagement Join us on June 2nd, 2020 at 10 AM CST!

GA: Resiliency & Recovery Town Hall Series


Presented by Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey
Hosted by Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free

Join the Georgia Chamber and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber on May 28, 2020 as we host Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey. Dr. Toomey will provide a COVID-19 update for the state of Georgia and deliver insights into the foreseeable future on the public health sector. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89387318297?pwd=bFBCb0xGUittaDRaejFIQ0tSbzZodz09 Password: 422967   Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13126266799,,89387318297#,,1#,422967#  or +16465588656,,89387318297#,,1#,422967#   Or Telephone: US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301...

COVID-19 @ Work: Straight Talk Series - Session V: Bankruptcy in the U.S.


Presented by Sara C. Temes, Ellen Arvin Kennedy, Brian D. Darer, Jeb Bailey, Kristina Stanger, and Peter Walts - Moderator
Hosted by Employment Law Alliance
Webinar
Free

The ELA is proud to present a complimentary webinar series on topics and challenges that have come to the forefront for employers due to the pandemic.  Our Straight Talk Series features legal experts from key practice areas in candid, direct conversations addressing your most important questions. The format is driven by interactive discussions, audience polls, and Q&A.  Participants can submit questions in advance or during the live program. Session V: Bankruptcy in the U.S. Join us for this special webinar as our legal experts provide practical tips for organizations on how to protect your business from bankruptcy and navigate others who are...

Chicago: Paid Sick Leave Overview


Presented by BACP Office of Labor Standards
Hosted by BACP’s Office of Labor Standards
Webinar
Free

Presented by BACP Office of Labor Standards Overview of the Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance: Eligibility, accrual, use, and carryover. The Office of Labor Standards will continue to host two webinars and office hours every week through July 1, when the Fair Workweek Ordinance and new minimum wage go into effect. Upcoming webinars will cover all of Chicago’s labor laws in more detail, including the Anti-Retaliation Ordinance, which went into effect on May 20. This important regulation protects workers from retaliation if they stay home from work in order to obey a COVID-19 related order –...

MO: Drug Free Workplace


Presented by Allison Sharer, Jim Marshall, and Timm Schowalter
Hosted by Missouri Chamber of Commerce
Seminar
Members: $150 Non-members: $175

Never before have employers been forced to deal with the magnitude of issues impacting their ability to operate drug-free: the opioid epidemic, changing marijuana laws sweeping the nation, the recent rise in employee use of cocaine and methamphetamine, and the record-setting increase in positive workplace drug tests. Coupled with the current hiring crunch, finding healthy, drug-free workers has become difficult for many of our businesses. This conference is designed to give employers the information and tools they need to update policies and procedures and keep their workplaces safe and drug-free. Location: Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing 3 Branson Landing...

Developing Employer Forms, Policies and Procedures for the COVID-19 Workplace


Presented by David L. Barron, Jenny R. Goltz, Michele Miller, Nandini Sane, and Michael C. Schmidt at Cozen O'Connor
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

As companies get employees back to work and settle in to the new COVID-19 workplace, it is important to develop the necessary policies and forms to deal with the new workplace challenges. Cozen O’Connor’s Labor and Employment Team has developed a new COVID-19 HR Toolkit to help businesses overcome this challenge and this webinar will focus on the most important parts of that toolkit, including: COVID-19 policy on distancing, hygiene and facial coverings in the workplace Protocol for responding to a positive test case, including steps for contact tracing Notice to potentially exposed workers Employee medical screening forms and policies Request...

MD: COVID-19: Understanding cyber basics to protect your expanding Attack Surface


Presented by Will Palm, Security Solutions Architect with Tenable
Hosted by Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free

The Maryland Chamber Foundation remains dedicated to supporting our state’s business community—and maintaining continuity of operations—as we grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Join us as our guest speaker, Will Palm, Security Solutions Architect with Tenable, helps you recognize and address potential pitfalls in your current cybersecurity practices. He’ll break through the technical jargon and share fundamental ways you can better protect your business from cyber attacks. What is your Attack Surface? And how is it changing? What are the most common factors impacting your cyber exposure? What steps should you take now to better...

TN: Organizational Health Webinar Series: Week Three


Presented by Greg Coker
Hosted by Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free to Chamber Members

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry is thrilled to offer a FREE Webinar Series on Organizational Health.  Characteristics of Stress Resistant People, impact of change on stress levels, tools to best manage stress.

Back to “normal”? Watch out for these wage-hour pitfalls.


Presented by Jim Coleman and Ellen Kearns at Constangy
Hosted by Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete
Webinar
Free

Employers are reopening and bringing employees back to work after the coronavirus-related shutdowns. That’s good, but there are a number of wage and hour pitfalls waiting for unaware employers: Overtime exemption issues Can an employer pay an exempt employee “hazardous duty” pay without affecting the salary basis test? Can an employer reduce the pay or work hours of an exempt employee in response to a financial hardship? Can an employer assign non-exempt tasks to an exempt employee without losing the exemption? Compensable, or not? Taking employees’ temperatures Donning and doffing a mask or other protective equipment Wiping...

Patent Pools & Patent Pledges in the Fight Against COVID-19


Presented by Eric L. Levi and Aaron Lukas, Ph.D.
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

Please join Eric Levi and Aaron Lukas, Ph.D., of Cozen O’Connor as they discuss the use of patent pools and patent pledges to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic.    Topics that will be covered include: An overview of patent pools and patent pledges Details on the OPEN COVID Pledge Can joining a pool or pledge limit one’s ability to enforce that IP in the future? How are different regions handling IP issues related to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic?

COVID-19 and America’s Return to Work: Organized Labor’s Challenge to Union and Non-Union Employers


Presented by Jay Dade, Sara Robertson, Denise Delcore, Mark Nelson, Rob Entin, and Henry Thomas at Polsinelli
Hosted by Polsinelli
Webinar
Free

As America reopens and employees begin returning to work, labor unions are using the global pandemic to increase their membership and influence. Organizing is on the rise, as unions are holding employers responsible for outbreaks in the workplace. In established bargaining units, unions are pushing for greater control over the terms and conditions of employment. Join Polsinelli for this webinar which will cover the spectrum of labor issues arising from COVID-19 of which both union and non-union employers should be aware and become prepared. Agenda The Impact of COVID-19 on Unionized and Non-Unionized Workforces The Rising Concerns for Non-Unionized...

Up in the Air: What You Need to Know About Airline Failure-to-Refund Class Actions in the Time of COVID-19


Presented by David Heffernan, Anusha E. Jones, and Rachel Welford at Cozen O'Connor
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. and foreign airlines are facing a surge of class action lawsuits related to refund demands. Passengers whose flights were cancelled or who no longer wish to travel claim they are owed more than just a travel voucher or credit for future travel and insist on a full refund. But under what circumstances are airlines required to provide refunds to consumers? Is there a legal requirement that they do so? And what are the legal implications to airlines of refusing to provide them? This webinar examines the airline passenger refund issue from the...

New COVID-Related Changes to COBRA Deadlines and Cafeteria Plan Guidance


Presented by Finn Pressly, Shareholder and Anne Sanchez LaWer, Shareholder
Hosted by Littler
Webinar
Free

Want know how the long the “Outbreak Period” will last? (So do we!) Join us for an overview of new IRS and Department of Labor (DOL) benefits guidance that introduces the new term and how it will impact your health plans, including the extension of COBRA deadlines to elect and pay for coverage. We will also discuss new IRS guidance that offers employers an array of new design features for their pretax health coverage elections and flexible spending accounts.​

Securities Litigation, Arbitration, and Regulatory Investigations in the COVID-19 (and hopefully Post-COVID-19) World


Presented by Michael B. de Leeuw, Joseph Dever, and Devin A. Donohue at Cozen O'Connor
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

With COVID-19-related stock drop cases, suitability claims, and regulatory investigations expected to spike in the months to come, public and private companies, investment advisers, and brokerage firms need to prepare for the expected onslaught of litigation. Many regulators and members of the plaintiffs securities bar have made clear that this wave of litigation and regulatory activity is less a matter of “if” and more a matter of “when.” So what can companies do now to prepare? Despite the fact that market conditions have been (and continue to be) nearly universally impacted by the pandemic crisis, securities lawyers believe that companies...

GA: Resiliency & Recovery Town Hall Series


Presented by Morning Consult Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp & Economist John Leer
Hosted by Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Hispanic Chamber
Webinar
Free

Join the Georgia Chamber and Georgia Hispanic Chamber on June 4, 2020 as we host Morning Consult Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp and Economist John Leer. Our guests will discuss COVID-19 and consumer confidence in this post-COVID economy. Morning Consult will also offer insights and key data points around consumer spending and highlight factors that all businesses should consider when reopening and adjusting their business plans for the future.    Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85995308215?pwd=Y1Ayb2dUdGQ1ZXhhZWk0M2pSdGJyQT09 Password: 776140   Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,85995308215#,,1#,776140#  or...

Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Legislation on Employee Benefit Plans


Presented by Diane Wasser and Jamie Zveitel Kwiatek
Hosted by Polsinelli
Webinar
Free

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRRA) have provided a variety of benefits for your employees. Many of these benefits have indirect consequences to your employee benefit plans. Should you amend your plan to allow for additional loans related to COVID? Does your layoff or furlough impact the status of your plan? Join specialists from EisnerAmper and Polsnelli as they discuss these and other unintended consequences of the CARES Act. 

MD: Preparing for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)


Presented by Brian Hubbard, director of commercial and cybersecurity, Edwards Performance Solutions Mark Berman, CEO and founder, FutureFeed Chris Riismandel, founder and owner, Epoch, Inc. Jim Ries, director of business development, Offit Kurman
Hosted by Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free

Join the Maryland Chamber Foundation for a free webinar with a panel of cyber experts who will discuss the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The CMMC is the DoD’s next step to ensure cybersecurity controls and processes adequately protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), based on five different levels of maturity expectations. This is a timely and relevant discussion for those with current DoD contracts or those looking to become a DoD contractor in the future. This certification will be required for both Prime and Subcontractors. Our discussion will focus on the next steps required to prepare...

TN: Organizational Health Webinar Series: Week Four


Presented by Greg Coker
Hosted by Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free to Chamber Members!

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry is thrilled to offer a FREE Webinar Series on Organizational Health.  The Ideal Team Player, Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Four Disciplines of Execution, Leading Teams, other Team Models.

Iowa: ABI Regional Membership Meeting-Northeast Iowa


Hosted by ABI
Webinar
Free

We look forward to having you join us for an ABI update. The one hour event will provide the latest on what's happening at ABI and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and communicate with us how we can best serve you.

MD: Get Maryland’s citizens and businesses back to work with the Talent Exchange


Presented by Steve Feyer, director of product marketing, Eightfold.ai An additional representative from Eightfold.ai
Hosted by Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Webinar
Free

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted thousands of Maryland citizens and businesses. Join the Maryland Chamber Foundation and Eightfold.ai to discuss how the crisis is impacting work – and how you can help: Hear how COVID-19 is impacting workers and businesses in Maryland See a demonstration of Talent Exchange, a technology that is matching impacted workers with businesses hiring now Learn how you can help get Marylanders back to work The Eightfold Talent Exchange matches people impacted by COVID-19 job loss with employers who are hiring. More than 700,000 positions are currently available in North America. Register now to...

Avoiding Wage and Hour Landmines in the Age of COVID-19


Presented by ComplianceHR CEO Lori Brown as she hosts former Wage & Hour Administrator and ComplianceHR VP Tammy McCutchen and former DOL Senior Trial Attorney Dane Steffenson
Hosted by Littler & ComplianceHR
Webinar
Free

Are exempt employees still exempt after reductions in salary or changes in job duties? Were non-exempt employees paid for all work performed while working remotely or on furlough, such as checking emails? Did you pay the proper overtime rate on any hazard pay or similar incentives paid to non-exempt employees for working? Do you need to pay employees for newly required temperature or other health checks? While workplaces across the country begin to gradually reopen and employees return to work, these are but a few of the questions employers must navigate to avoid costly wage and hour landmines caused by...

Iowa: ABI Regional Membership Meeting-Southeast Iowa


Hosted by Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Webinar
Free

The past several weeks have been an incredible time for Iowa business leaders and their companies (and for the entire world, for that matter). During this time, the ABI staff has doubled-down on its efforts to provide meaningful assistance. We are eager to help you and to learn about what you are experiencing in your operations. In that regard, we look forward to having you join us for an ABI update. The one hour event will provide the latest on what's happening at ABI and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and communicate with us...

Iowa: ABI Regional Membership Meeting-Northwest Iowa


Hosted by Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Webinar
Free

The past several weeks have been an incredible time for Iowa business leaders and their companies (and for the entire world, for that matter). During this time, the ABI staff has doubled-down on its efforts to provide meaningful assistance. We are eager to help you and to learn about what you are experiencing in your operations. In that regard, we look forward to having you join us for an ABI update. The one hour event will provide the latest on what's happening at ABI and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and communicate with us...

Iowa: ABI Regional Membership Meeting-Southwest Iowa


Hosted by Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Webinar
Free

The past several weeks have been an incredible time for Iowa business leaders and their companies (and for the entire world, for that matter). During this time, the ABI staff has doubled-down on its efforts to provide meaningful assistance. We are eager to help you and to learn about what you are experiencing in your operations. In that regard, we look forward to having you join us for an ABI update. The one hour event will provide the latest on what's happening at ABI and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and communicate with us...

HIPAA: Direct Training for Health Care Workforce


Presented by Marguerite Ahmann, Briar Andresen and Katie Ilten, Fredrikson & Byron
Hosted by Fredrikson & Byron
Webinar
Free

While the Office for Civil Rights has allowed some temporary flexibility in light of COVID-19, HIPAA compliance remains vital for every health care organization. This webinar will offer basic HIPAA training for a health care workforce. It may be used as a direct training session for employees or as a “train-the-trainer” session. The slides, live webinar and recording can be used for a covered entity’s own training program. We will discuss the Privacy Rule, Security Rule and Breach Notification Rule. Invite your workforce for free in-house HIPAA education!  

Iowa: ABI Regional Membership Meeting-Central Iowa (Polk County)


Presented by Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Hosted by Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Webinar
Free

The past several weeks have been an incredible time for Iowa business leaders and their companies (and for the entire world, for that matter). During this time, the ABI staff has doubled-down on its efforts to provide meaningful assistance. We are eager to help you and to learn about what you are experiencing in your operations. In that regard, we look forward to having you join us for an ABI update. The one hour event will provide the latest on what's happening at ABI and provide members with the opportunity to ask questions and communicate with us...

Part 2: Strategies for Post-COVID Commercial Payor Reimbursement Planning


Presented by Jonathan Buck and David King at Polsinelli
Hosted by Polsinelli
Webinar
Free

This two part webinar series will provide an overview of commercial reimbursement issues affecting healthcare providers caring for patients with known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 and healthcare provider opportunities to resolve claims backlog and to anticipate and plan for reimbursement and contracting in the post-COVID environment. Strategies for tackling past-claims backlog Technical and clinical denials and underpayments Addressing payor policies Planning for payor COVID-related audits Suspended payor practices and requirements Considerations and strategies for addressing now and later Anticipating and planning for changing health care delivery models Change in delivery practices...

COVID-19 Travel Disruptions Impact on Business Travelers, Executives and their Employers


Presented by Scott Bettridge at Cozen O'Connor
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor
Webinar
Free

COVID-19 has left visitors, business travelers, and executives stranded in their country of destination – be it in Europe or the United States – and potentially subjecting those individuals and their employers to that nation’s income tax. Likewise, employers confronted with stranded foreign employees on temporary missions must handle any consequences of over-staying a visa or a temporary work contract in compliance with immigration and employment laws. Some countries have relaxed some of these rules while others have yet to provide the necessary guidance. Join Scott for a discussion of some of those situations and the various relief measures introduced...

NY: End of Session Update


Webinar
The Business Council Members: Free Non-Members: $99

We’ll review the end of the 2020 Legislative session and discuss the status of Human Resources and Labor bills passed by the NYS Legislature and how they will impact your business.

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.

Recorded Webinars

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