#MeToo includes employers

April 25th, 2018 at 12:00pm CDT
by William Rutchow of Ogletree Deakins

What employers can expect in the #MeToo era of sexual harassment awareness

With all of the high profile harassment cases in the media, companies are coming under new scrutiny for how they respond to claims of sexual harassment. Many are labelling these events as a significant (and likely historical) cultural shift, where victims of sexual harassment feel emboldened to speak out and where the accused are being held accountable for their behavior in career ending fashion. In this Webinar, we will focus on how and why sexual harassment has come into the national spotlight, we will review what the law says about sexual harassment, and we will talk about what employers can expect in the aftermath of #MeToo and how to prepare for what is to come.

Register here (for free).

Thinking about cybersecurity for human resources professionals

March 29th, 2018 at 12:00pm CDT
by Andrew Wampler at Wilson Worley LLP

We are pleased to present a webinar concerning cybersecurity with the author of both the Tennessee Human Resources Manual and the Virginia Human Resources Manual, Andrew Wampler with Wilson Worley LLP.

In this presentation, we will cover:

1. Cybersecurity issues as they relate to business/employment law

  • BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – policies
  • Access and usage policies
  • Company-owned equipment
  • Insurance – needs and considerations

2. Public Relations – suggestions for media requests and inquiries

  • Common point of contact
  • Talking points
  • Legal requirements
  • Containment of information
  • Communications with your staff

Register here (for free).


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

February 14th, 2018 at 12:00pm CST

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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 webinar@accr.biz. 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.