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  • 3.1.21

    March Madness captures the attention of millions of fans every year, but it also brings potential liability for employers. Betting pools at work are very common and a decrease in efficiency is unsurprising. Many employers turn a blind eye towards these pools, figuring that they help to maintain morale and build camaraderie. Fisher Phillips attorney, Alexa Hanlon will discuss the legal exposure an employer may face with inter-office betting, and how an employer can avoid a loss of productivity. We will also discuss several other “bad” behavior from alcohol, tattoos, piercings and how to address the changing laws regarding marijuana and e-cigarettes.

  • 2.25.21

    COVID-19 continues to disrupt operations for many businesses and those who have employees that must travel and/or work internationally are still feeling the pinch of restrictions. Please join us as we discuss the outlook for international travel in 2021, compliance with travel restrictions, testing, quarantine obligations and pay, vaccines, and international work-from-home rules. Through a series of actual case studies, this interactive webinar will cover the above topics as well as best practices for those areas. An extended Q&A session will be held at the end of the program and attendees are invited to submit their questions in advance if they'd like to make sure they are covered in this session. 

  • 2.25.21

    As COVID-19 vaccine distribution continues to roll-out, employers must consider how to implement a successful vaccination policy. Join us as Fisher Phillips Portland attorneys, Alex Wheatley and Stephen Scott discuss vaccination policies and highlight how to handle employees who refuse and if an incentive program will work.

  • 2.24.21

    With the COVID-19 vaccine finally here, many employers are eager to have their employees vaccinated. This seminar will provide guidance to help employers navigate the minefield of employment-related issues created by the vaccination process.

  • 2.16.21

    The 2020 presidential election promised to be one for the record books, especially when it came to determining what is next for immigration reform in the United States. Please join Fisher Phillips immigration attorneys for a webinar to discuss the issues we expect to see addressed from the Biden Administration, both in the short-term and long-term, and what employers need to know now and can expect to see in the coming months.

  • 2.10.21

    With several COVID-19 vaccines already being rolled out, now is the time to consider how to implement a successful vaccination policy. As vaccines become available, priority will likely go to health care workers and elderly and other at-risk individuals. This webinar will discuss vaccination policies and highlight how to handles employees who refuse and if an incentive program will work. Litigation as a result of COVID-19 has also been on the rise in the last few months. The Louisville attorneys will also discuss employment litigation trends that employers must be aware of and how you can be proactive.

  • 2.10.21

    Misclassification of employees and independent contractors is a common but critical mistake made by small companies and large corporations alike. Fines and other consequences are possible when the company is in violation along with problems with freelancers or independent contractors. Join Fisher Phillips attorneys Ben Dudek and James Glunt for a one-hour webinar to learn the status of the current law and how to properly set up independent contractor relationships and avoid misclassification problems. This exclusive virtual seminar is a must for HR professionals and general counsel who oversee these complex compliance issues.

  • 2.9.21

    Increasing availability of the COVID-19 vaccine presents numerous questions for employers, well beyond whether they can legally require employees to take the shot. Is a vaccine mandate the right decision for my workplace? If employers do require vaccines, what are the current limitations on the requirement? What are employers’ legal rights and obligations in implementing these decisions? And perhaps the hottest current issue of all, incentives. Specifically, how can I increase the vaccination rate in my workplace without mandating it? In a follow up to our initial COVID-19 vaccine presentations that began last fall, attorneys Phillip Bauknight, Raeann Burgo, and Kevin Troutman will discuss legal and practical issues that employers face in this continually evolving environment.

  • 2.4.21


    With COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out and Florida cases on the rise, now is the time to consider how to implement a successful vaccination policy. This webinar will discuss key issues that employers should consider when deciding how to implement a mandatory or encouraged vaccination program, will discuss vaccination policies, highlight how to handle employees who refuse, and if employers can give incentives to employees to get vaccinated.

  • 2.3.21

    The National Labor Relations Act, applies to all employees, even those not represented by a Union. With President-Elect Joe Biden’s return to Washington, there will likely be a new, union-friendly National Labor Relations Board administering the Act. Join Lisa Vickery and Alex Wheatley for a two-hour labor relations program detailing the significant developments under the Trump Board and what labor relations changes union and non-union employers can expect going forward.

  • 1.27.21

    Join fellow data privacy, security and legal professionals from across Southern California and beyond to share insights, best practices and advice about Data Privacy.

  • 1.21.21

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 1.20.21

    Beginning on January 1, 2021, Florida’s new “Verification of Employment Eligibility” statute will require many employers to use the federal E-Verify system before hiring any new employees. This new law could force significant changes to your hiring practices. Join Davis Bae and Ten Stallings for a virtual program detailing the significant developments and what Florida employers need to know.

  • 1.13.21

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 1.13.21

    In January 2021, President-Elect Biden can begin taking actions that will immediately impact employers. Although it is not easy to predict exactly what actions Biden will take once he gains control of the executive branch, this webinar will provide employers a discussion of changes that will most likely come about in the areas of workplace safety, the National Labor Relations Board, the Future of Work, wage and hour, pay equity and leave laws. Join the Fisher Phillips Louisville office attorneys for an important virtual discussion as they walk through what developments to expect.

  • 1.13.21

    The new year will bring a new Presidential administration and new leadership in MSHA. Mine operators can expect to see significant changes in the Agency, particularly in times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This roundtable discussion will forecast what can be expected from a new MSHA in the next four years. Panelists will cover topics such as enforcement, MSHA policy, the regulatory agenda, and MSHA’s litigation strategy and will offer guidance for how mine operators on how best to prepare for what is expected to be a very different MSHA. This session will take the form of a roundtable discussion and take questions from attendees.

  • 1.13.21

    One of the most common wage-hour questions for employers is, “When is an employee entitled to payment for travel time?” Failure to pay a non-exempt employee for compensable travel time can lead to both straight-time and overtime pay claims. Join Fisher Phillips Partners Ted Boehm and James Glunt for a one-hour webinar that will explain the many travel time principles, recent USDOL guidance, and provide practical tips for tackling travel time policies and questions. This exclusive virtual seminar is a must for HR professionals and general counsel who oversee these complex compliance issues.

  • 1.12.21

    In January 2021, President-Elect Biden can begin taking actions that will immediately impact employers. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the president-elect has already indicated that the planned changes include several designed to improve workplace safety, a key focus of the upcoming Biden administration. Although it is not easy to predict exactly what actions Biden will take once he gains control of the executive branch, this webinar will provide employers a discussion of changes that will most likely come about to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency charged with protecting America’s workforce, over the next four years. 

  • Multiple Dates

    Multiple Webinars

    In this 6 month series, the Fisher Phillips Louisville attorneys will present virtually on trending labor and employment law topics affecting employers across the country in a post-pandemic era. This program is designed for HR managers, in-house counsel, safety managers and those who manage employees. 

  • 12.15.20

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 12.15.20

    Are you prepared for New York’s new paid sick leave requirement that takes effect January 1, 2021? Fisher Phillips attorneys Melissa Camire and Seth Kaufman, partners in the firm's Manhattan office, will review employers’ obligations under the impending New York State paid sick leave law, provide guidance for implementation and answer your questions about the new law.

  • 12.10.20

    Employers with operations in Colorado should be preparing for a big change that will impact your workplaces, as Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act becomes effective on January 1, 2021. With the effective date fast approaching, you must use the remaining months in 2020 to get up to speed on the requirements and adjust your policies, procedures, and job postings. Fisher Phillips’ virtual seminar is a must for employers with operations in Colorado who are focused on employment laws impacting the workplace and for any counsel grappling with these timely and challenging equal pay legal issues.

  • 12.9.20

    Whether you’re an essential business trying to safely operate or a non-essential business trying to keep the lights on, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised a number of hurdles for unionized employers. Join Todd Lyon and Lisa Vickery for a two-hour labor relations program on how to how to bargain in good faith during this period of ongoing uncertainty. Attendees will learn how to respond to and manage high expectations, while maintaining essential management rights. Further, through a series of hands on activities, attendees will leave with proactive suggestions on changing past practices and improvements in layoff and recall provisions before being faced with the full economic fallout of the post-COVID-19 economy.

  • 12.8.20

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 12.7.20

    A new Pay Data Reporting law set to take effect in March of 2021, will have a ripple effect on many companies with employees in the Golden State. In a continuing effort to reduce gender and racial pay gaps and after years of a back-and-forth struggle at the federal level between the Obama and Trump Administrations over employer pay data reporting, California has adopted its own requirement with the enactment of SB 973. Effective March 31, 2021, private employers with 100 or more employees will be required to submit to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) an annual pay data report broken down by race, ethnicity, and sex.

  • 12.2.20

    Discussion of key issues that employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this upcoming flu season and for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine once approved.

  • Multiple Dates

    Multiple Webinars

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 12.2.20

    2020 has been a year filled with unprecedented challenges for the entire country. California in particular has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing wildfires, and more. The California Legislature has remained busy by enacting new legislation that greatly impacts employers of all sizes. This webinar conducted by Fisher Phillips attorneys will analyze significant new legislation, case law updates, and employee benefits law developments that will affect California employers in the new year. You’ll learn how to protect your operations, plan in advance, and be ahead of the game. Join us for the Fisher Phillips 2021 California Legislative and Case Law Update.

  • 11.30.20

    The Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation imposing new obligations on California employers related to COVID-19 prevention. This represents the most far-reaching formal rule-making by Cal/OSHA on COVID-19 and may be a preview of rule-making we can expect at the federal level under a Biden Administration. California employers do not have much time to comply with the new requirements – it will be effective as early as November 29, 2020. This webinar will educate you on these significant new requirements and steps you should immediately undertake to ensure compliance. This emergency standard is a significant game-changer, so this is one you will not want to miss.

  • 11.24.20

    The Cal/OSHA Standards Board recently approved an emergency regulation imposing new obligations on California employers related to COVID-19 prevention. This represents the most far-reaching formal rule-making by Cal/OSHA on COVID-19 and may be a preview of rule-making we can expect at the federal level under a Biden Administration. California employers do not have much time to comply with the new requirements – it will be effective as early as November 29, 2020. This webinar will educate you on these significant new requirements and steps you should immediately undertake to ensure compliance. This emergency standard is a significant game-changer, so this is one you will not want to miss.

  • 11.19.20

    Because of the prolonged COVID-related travel restrictions, an increasing number of employers are receiving requests from their employees to work remotely, sometimes from another state or even another country. Before an employer agrees, the legal and tax implications of such an arrangement must be considered. Join attorneys Bill Wright and Nan Sato as they outline the risks and issues employers should consider when an employee is expected to temporarily work from another state or a foreign country.

  • 11.18.20

    During the end of the year, many employers are beginning the performance review process and will soon make decisions about year-end bonuses and raises for next year. In this informative and timely presentation, Kathleen Caminiti, co-chair of Fisher Phillips' Pay Equity Practice Group, and attorney Sarah Wieselthier, outline why now is an ideal time for employers to evaluate their pay practices and correct any disparities to minimize potential risk for litigation.

  • November 17 | 10:30 am – 3:25 pm EST
  • 11.16.20

    Now that The California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) has passed and will become law, businesses across the nation should not wait to start working on compliance. We will discuss why even non-California businesses must comply with the both the CPRA and the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), the principle requirements of the CCPA that are currently in effect, and the changes made to the CCPA by the CPRA—including what new requirements businesses will need to comply with.

  • 11.12.20

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans have deserted the physical workplace. Modern technology and remote access capabilities have made it possible to transform almost any job to a telework position. As the initial scramble to remote work becomes the norm, employers should revamp telework and cybersecurity policies to combat increased cybercrime targeting employees working from home.

  • 11.12.20

    Webinar

    It appears to be official: unless the election results can be overturned in several states, Joe Biden will soon be our nation’s 46th president. Now the work begins to forecast what the next four years will bring. We’ve spent some time gathering our firm’s collective wisdom on what the next administration will mean for workplace law and the nation’s employers. We hope you can join us for this webinar as we walk through what developments to expect. 

  • Steps to negotiating a “labor peace agreement” and “collective bargaining agreement” when dealing with a union
    11.11.20

    Fisher Phillips and Cannabiz Team invite you to a one-hour webinar about unions and the cannabis industry.

    With the cannabis workforce booming, many state statutes require cannabis employers enter into Labor Peace Agreements with labor unions as a means to organize the workers into a union. Once organized, cannabis employers must bargain a collective bargaining agreement with the union. In this virtual seminar, Fisher Phillips cannabis labor lawyers will advise how to negotiate a state compliant Labor Peace Agreement, what happens after employees organize a union and how to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

    If you’re a cannabis retailer, distributor, testing laboratory, or cannabis event organizer, you won’t want to miss this informative program. Other cannabis industry partners that will benefit from attending are Professional Employer Organizations (“PEOs”), cannabis consultants, and financial investment firms.  We look forward to helping you gain a better understanding of cannabis employers’ legal obligations and how to address these important labor relations issues. 

  • 11.3.20

    During this hour-long Lunch N Learn webinar, attorneys Nicole Kamm and Aymara Ledezma will take a detailed look at five important bills from the 2020 legislative session, including California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave, CFRA amendments, COVID-19 workers compensation presumption, COVID-19 reporting requirements, and revisions to independent contractor classification. We will address common questions and discuss best practices and recommendations heading into the new year.

  • Tensions in the Workplace: A Roundtable Discussion
    10.29.20

    We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels safe bringing their “entire authentic self” to work. Sounds great, in theory. In application, however, this approach inevitably leads to tension among coworkers. The tension might arise from social media content, message board chats, watercooler talk, or other discussions on topics about which people tend to have strongly held positions and beliefs.

  • AB 1825 Supervisor Training Session, AB 1825 Supervisor "Train-the-Trainer" Session, and SB 1343 Employee Harassment "Train-the-Trainer" Session
    10.27.20

    This session is designed for human resources professionals who are experienced in the area of sexual harassment training and investigations.

  • 10.22.20

    This year’s presidential election promises to be one for the record books, especially as it comes to determining what is next for immigration reform in the United States as we head into 2021. Please join Fisher Phillips partner and co-chair of the firm’s Global Immigration Practice Group, Davis Bae, for a webinar to discuss the issues we expect to see addressed from both parties leading up to election day and what employers should start thinking about now.

  • 10.22.20

    If you think your California company is not required to provide family/medical leave because you have less than 50 employees, think again. Starting January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act applies to employers of five or more employees. The new law opens up a whole new world for many employers who previously never had to know about the CFRA. Those days are over. Join us in this informative webinar that will tell you about the CFRA’s requirements and share best practices.

  • 10.15.20

    Whether you are a non-union company or a company with a longstanding relationship with a union, strikes and picketing activity have increased dramatically over the last couple of years. Join Todd Lyon and Lisa Vickery for a two-hour labor relations program on how to prepare for and succeed against strikes, pickets and boycotts. This exciting program will examine what kinds of activity is lawful, and, most importantly, how to equip your company with the best contingency plan to counter the effectiveness of the union’s actions. HR and Labor Relations professionals will have the opportunity to explore effective lawful decisions in the face of such adversity.

  • 10.13.20

    Discussion of key issues that employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this upcoming flu season and for the inevitable COVID-19 vaccine once approved.

  • 10.7.20

    In the midst of the pandemic, California employers continue to face many new laws and regulations. This year, we will discuss the following bills that have either already been signed by Gov. Newsom or are expected to be signed by the end of September 2020.

  • 10.7.20

    Webinar

    Every four years American businesses face a special workplace challenge of a presidential election. This year, the potential for employment disputes over politics is greater due to the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened focus on social justice issues. This webinar will provide ten crucial action items and best practices to help companies prepare for election season, manage threats of civil unrest and maintain a professional work environment.

  • 9.30.20

    As we approach the end of the calendar year, many employers are preparing to start the process of conducting annual employee evaluations. But are those evaluations useful management tools, exercises in futility, or simply traps for the unwary?  Join Fisher Phillips Senior Attorney, William Mosher as he explains how to conduct your employee evaluations in a way that will provide your business with valuable financial and legal benefits, while avoiding actions that could expose you to significant legal liability.

  • 9.30.20

    California class action litigation has exploded, and employers typically face multimillion dollar exposure if they are ever served with a wage and hour class action or a PAGA representative action. Even before any settlement is reached, these cases can be devastating for employers both financially and operationally.

  • 9.15.20

    As we work toward reopening our economy, employers must consider what legal issues lie ahead. Join this virtual seminar as Tropical Benefits consultant, Carmen Hodnett and Fisher Phillips attorney, Justin McConnell, address some of the key legal issues facing employers. They will discuss strategies for safely opening workplaces and the legal risks and liabilities that in-house counsel and human resources will be asked to manage while businesses attempt to find the new normal.

  • 9.11.20

    Even after employees return to work and business operations return to normal, the impact of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for the foreseeable future. And until a vaccine and tests become widely available, the threat of another outbreak and employee concerns or fears regarding COVID-19 will continue to permeate throughout the workplace.

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