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Recorded Webinars

Missed one of our many educational webinars?  Want to view it later rather than during the live presentation?  Many of our webinars are recorded and can be purchased for later playback.  These webinars are only available for 3 months after the event, so don’t wait.  Click on the webinar you want to purchase.  After payment, a link will be emailed to you to view the webinar as many times as you like for 3 months.

Insuring Your Business For Success – A FREE webinar – Original Airing Date – 5/19/14
Insuring Your Business For Success … A Webinar Describing Insurance That Protects Your Business Against Liability for Cyber Breaches and Employment Claims. As many of you know, claims for computer liability and employment claims are on the rise.

Target is a recent example of a company whose computer systems and customer data were breached by criminals. Target is now the subject of many civil lawsuits over this breach. And you can find an article every day about claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage-related claims by employees.

This webinar will discuss insurance that is available to protect your business against these claims and provide financial comfort in instances that might otherwise be economically disruptive.

FREE – Click for link

Same Sex Marriage:  What the Death of DOMA Means for Illinois Employers – Original Airing Date – 5/13/14
In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  This decision has significant impact on employers in Illinois and throughout the country.  This decision directly impacts on how businesses administer leaves and benefits and how employees are classified and treated. Because of the nation nature of the legislation it particularly impacts employers with locations in and out of Illinois.  This webinar will discuss a myriad of issues, including tips on how to:
1.  Revise and administer FMLA and other leave policies in the face of changing and
sometimes conflicting regulations;
2.  The new requirements and standards under the IRS, immigration and ERISA; and
3.  The changes employers need to make to their policies, procedures and benefit plans.

The webinar is ideal for business owners, human resource administrators and any managers that deal with leaves or benefits.  This webinar is conducted by Attorney Julie Proscia. Ms. Proscia is an equity partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group of SmithAmundsen, LLC.


Illinois Prevailing Wage Law: Properly Completing the Certified Transcript of Payroll – Original Airing Date – 4/15/14
Any employer that performs public construction work must be familiar with the reporting requirements associated with certified transcripts of payroll. This 90-minute webinar will educate construction related businesses throughout the U.S. on how to stay in technical compliance with reporting obligations under Illinois and federal prevailing wage laws.The certified transcript of payroll requirements vary depending on whether the project is governed by federal or Illinois prevailing wage law. In addition, the 2014 amendments to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act have made calculating and reporting prevailing wage payments unnecessarily complex. Don’t miss this informative webinar that will provide detailed instruction about prevailing wage recordkeeping and reporting requirements.

The construction season is quickly approaching, so now is the time to be sure your company has a firm grasp on the new prevailing wage reporting requirements, including how to properly complete the certified transcript of payroll. We have seen first-hand the increased importance the government is placing on technical compliance with prevailing wage requirements, so this webinar is designed to help your company avoid unnecessary government scrutiny and penalties.



Urgent Webinar!  President Obama Orders DOL to Revise White Collar Exemptions – Original Airing Date – 3/24/14
On March 13, 2014 President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing his Secretary of Labor to update the white-collar overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the current exemption, generally, these salaried workers earning no less than $455 a week (and provided their day-to-day duties meet certain qualifications) are not entitled to overtime. The President criticized the level and called on the DOL to tighten the qualifications; making it more difficult for employers to classify workers as exempt.

Any new requirements aren’t expected to go into effect until 2015. However, as this topic moves to the forefront, employers can and should:
1) Review their current classification of employees as exempt under the current FLSA regulations and state law to ensure current compliance;
2) Review pay policies and work rules to ensure current compliance and identify any that may need to be updated; and
3) Ensure processes are in place to track hours worked and manage actual work production.

This 90-minute timely webinar, presented by Sara Zorich and Jeff Risch with SmithAmundsent LLC, will address “exempt” status in general and assist employers to stay in front of significant wage and hour developments when classifying workers as white-collar exempt.


Update on the Illinois Concealed Carry Law – Original Airing Date – March 13, 2014
Illinois now has a comprehensive Concealed Carry law that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.  On January 5, 2013 applications for concealed carry licenses were made available and employers can anticipate individuals being legally allowed to carry concealed firearms in public soon.  This webinar will provide an overview of the law, updates on the regulations and issuing of concealed carry licenses, including when you can anticipate the State Police to start issuing licenses.  More importantly though we will address how this will impact your business and things that you should be considering, including the following:
•    What does the law allow and not allow?
•    Are businesses able to regulate the carrying of concealed firearms in the workplace?
•    How does the law impact your business’ policies and employee handbook, and what
changes can you make to address the law?
•    If your business is going to prohibit carrying concealed firearms on the premises, what
steps need to be taken and what signage is required?
•    When should any changes you make be in place?
Join Mike Wong of SmithAmundsen, LLC. on Thursday, March 13, 2014 for this webinar where he will discuss what you should be considering and the proper steps to successful address the impact of the Illinois Concealed Carry law on your business, employee policies and procedures. 



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