We will review techniques that reflect the attitudes among generations and expanding basic estate planning techniques. At the end of this webinar, you will be prepared to begin the familial discussion of how to transition ownership of the closely held business. Taught by attorney Joseph Demko of SmithAmundsen.
This Webinar is going to review and provide specific examples of how businesses should be calculating employees’ wages and new pay methods. Wage and hour litigation continues to be high risk for businesses and this webinar will provide key examples and practical solutions to remain in compliance. The webinar will also be discussing the new compensable time issues that businesses are facing when changing its exempt employees to non-exempt. Don’t wait until it’s too late, join us for this informative and practical webinar that could save your business numerous headaches! Topics include: • Multiple pay methods available when changing exempt employees to non-exempt; • How to properly calculate those multiple pay methods to remain in compliance with the FLSA; • Advantages and disadvantages of certain pay methods; and • NEW compensable time issues after changing exempt employees to non-exempt. Businesses who attend this webinar will gain confidence on how to calculate the different wage payment options. The attendees will also have a final game plan as to how to comply with the new regulations, while also understanding the other options to decrease or increase its labor costs. Taught by attorney Sean F. Darke of Wessels Sherman.
• The benefits of Early Intervention Vocational Services in Workers’ Compensation. • When is it appropriate to use early intervention services and the specific types of services involved. • What can be the impact on return to work? This presentation will be taught by: • Linda S. Van Dillen, RN, BA, CCM, Chief Communications Officer | CompAlliance • Diane Beening MS, CRC, LPC, CEASI, Supervisor of Vocational Services | CompAlliance
This course presents a shift in this traditional approach to one in which leaders and their direct reports share responsibility for all aspects of their performance.
A carefully considered lease agreement that provides for the interests of the tenant’s business will ultimately benefit both the landlord and the tenant. This webinar will address many important factors to consider when entering into a lease agreement. • How does commencement relate to delivery of the premises? • Who pays for build out or construction? • When does payment of rent begin? • What are the elements of rent and how will they apply? • How are taxes, utilities, and insurance provided for and paid? • Who owns fixtures or equipment after termination? • Who pays for and handles repairs and maintenance? • Are rights to use the common areas, including parking described? • Are there rules and how do they apply to tenant’s business? • Who pays for environmental costs if they arise? • Does the lease provide for early termination, renewal, and subleasing? We look forward to answering these questions and addressing other landlord and tenant considerations.
Challenges include classifying and restricting information appropriately, constructing and implementing effective policies, and staying abreast of emerging technology, among other concerns. This presentation will highlight best practices to consider when building and implementing a data security program for your company, in order to decrease the risk of security incidents and breaches.
We will discuss how to identify some of the clues of a potential bankruptcy. Then we will turn to the question of what can or should you do in response to these warnings signs. Finally, we will undertake an overview of issues you may face once a bankruptcy is filed. Taught By attorney Mark Wenzel of SmithAmundsen
It's simply not enough to provide a 1099 tax form and call an individual an independent contractor. This webinar will discuss the requirements on how a business can set up an independent contractor relationship in the State if Illinois. The webinar is going to further discuss the different legal tests that are used by the courts and the government agencies to explain why certain individuals are employees and not independent contractors. Lastly, the webinar will provide key solutions on how to properly set up and independent contractor relationship.
In the face of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Federal Communications Commission's unforgiving and continually changing rules, inadvertent violations of the TCPA are easy and even companies attempting to comply end up paying millions of dollars in settlement and statutory damages. Businesses often assume that they have permission to contact their customers but are unaware of the specific requirements for obtaining consent or that over 100,000 telephone numbers are reassigned every day and a company could face liability for using outdated or incorrect information. Companies also, unknowingly, use equipment categorized by the FCC as an "automatic dialing system" to send texts and make calls without complying with the more stringent requirements for autodialers. Want to learn about avoiding the traps? This seminar is a must for any business that connects with its customers directly or through an outside company via text message, fax or over the telephone.
Noncompliance with applicable laws can incur huge penalties and could cause bigger problems if litigation should arise and the records aren't still in your files. This 90 minute webinar will provide employers with best practices designed to limit and avoid costly litigation and administrative claims related to what should and should not be kept in personnel files and business records. The webinar will also include tips on how to develop and implement practices that will help smoothly navigate the modern electronic and digital records environment, and much much more useful information.
Brandt Madsen and Alan Farkas, co-chairs of the Aerospace Practice Group of SmithAmundsen LLC, will discuss how all sorts of business can utilize this rapidly progressing technology and how to do so without getting in the FAA's crosshairs. This webinar will cover: What laws apply to the operator; what kinds of operations have been approved by the FFA; where can I operate a drone; what do I need to use a drone in business; what happens when something goes wrong; will my CGL insurance policy cover any liability related to drones?
If you are a Microsoft Outlook user, you are probably familiar with the basic functionality that Outlook provides. You may not be aware that Outlook includes functionality and tools which can be leveraged by you to increase your productivity and assist you in preventing tasks and to-do's to slip through the cracks. This webinar reviews features such as Shared Calendars, converting emails to tasks, scheduling meetings with a group, creating polls using an email and how integrating Office 365 can extend your capabilities even further.
This includes split dollar life insurance, employee stock ownership plans, divident distributions, the use of loans and leases, and welfare benefit and retirement plans.
Traditional lending? Alternative lending? Venture capital financing? Crowdfunding? What are the traps for the unwary? How can you gain access to the right sources? What do lenders look for? What is crowdfunding? Is it legal in Illinois? If you plan to, or need to grow your business in 2015, you can't afford to miss this important presentation.
Why setting reasonable salaries is so important for your business and the factors the IRS uses in evaluating whether an owner's pay is reasonable or not. Considerations specific to different types of business entities will be discussed (ie sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation).
In order to achieve these goals as well as the many other daily and yearly objectives of any company, the leaders must understand the importance of making ethical decisionis and creating an environment, that not only is positive but also strongly motivated by doing things the 'right' way. This allows for employees in your workplace to follow the example of their superiors and develop a team that is poised for success. The presentation focuses on ethical dilemmas that will come up throughout everyone's professional experiences. By using hypotheticals to generalize ethical dilemmas, the objective will be for everyone to: Understand the value of following ethical guidelines; Exercise individual judgement and reasoning in addressing ethical dilemmas, relying upon accepted ethical approaches and ethical judgements; and recognize and understand how ethics dictates the handling of numerous types of workplace scenarios.
Topics that are discussed include: Why is good corporate recordkeeping important? What does corporate recordkeeping involve? How are important corporate decisions documented through resolutions and meeting minutes. Also discussed are other policies that may be useful for your business, such as document retention policy, employee handbooks, whistleblower policy, and a confidentiality policy. Successful businesses, whether large or small, should implement these policies and good corporate recordkeeping policies.
This webinar explains the hot areas that can turn any acquisition into a success or failure. For instance, it goes through trapdoors with earn-out financing for both sellers and buyers; unforeseen risks in indemnification clauses; and dispute resolution trap doors. If you are planning to be a buyer or seller of any business, you can't afford to miss this real world program to get topical and insightful advice.