Education & Events

Upcoming Webinars

Incentives for Urban Redevelopment: Brownfields & Beyond
February 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST      Time Zone Converter
Michigan companies can still find incentives for development on challenging sites, which are referred to as Brownfields, but realistically can also include all urban properties. However, determining which incentives are appropriate, clearly understanding the incentives, and to what degree communities supports these incentives, creates its own additional set of challenges. Join us for this 60-minute webinar which will discuss the available incentives, the eligibility requirements for the most frequently used incentives, and review changes to the key incentive legislation. When determining which incentives are appropriate, the devil is in the details!
Workplace Harassment: Illegal, Unprofessional & Stupid Behaviors
(2 upcoming webinars, 1 archived webinars)
Finding the proper balance where employees enjoy their workplace, but do not cross the inappropriate behavior line can be a challenge. This three-part webinar series will help you understand where the harassment and inappropriate behavior zone begins; the legal and practical issues related to addressing harassment complaints; and ways to encourage appropriate behaviors. .
Harassment Complaint Investigations: The Nuts & Bolts
February 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST      Time Zone Converter
The best defense to any harassment allegation is a prompt, thorough and appropriate investigation coupled with appropriate corrective action. It all starts with a published and understandable anti-harassment policy and a culture which holds all employees (managers, supervisors and hourly) accountable for maintaining a harassment-free work environment.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to better understand the requirements of a legal and practical harassment investigation and minimize potential harassment claims.
Disciplinary Action: The Appropriate Balance
March 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
Prompt and appropriate corrective action after a thorough investigation is your best legal defense to a harassment claim. Also, laying the groundwork ahead of such complaints with appropriate workplace interventions, anti-harassment training, performance improvement plans, and corrective action guidelines is extremely important. These pre-defined procedures significantly help when faced with taking action when such harassment does occur.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn tactics for workplace harassment prevention and what to do when your investigation concludes an employee has engaged in workplace harassment.
2016 Property Update Webinar Series
(1 upcoming webinars, 1 archived webinars)
This two-part webinar series will update you on the changes taking effect in 2016 in Michigan's personal property tax law and changes enacted in 2015 to the unclaimed property act. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the new changes and how they impact your business.
Unclaimed Property Reporting Update
March 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST      Time Zone Converter
Michigan unclaimed property holders can benefit from 2015 legislation that reduces the exposure and expense for unclaimed property compliance. In addition, numerous federal and state cases are advancing in their efforts to force rational audit methodologies, which can help as well. So, please join us to get an update on key issues in audits, pending cases, and the continued national effort to re-write the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. This 60-minute webinar will also identify voluntary disclosure opportunities and highlight hot topics in Unclaimed Property in other states where you may also have a reporting obligation.
Recruiting Top Talent: Hiring, Posting & Onboarding
(3 upcoming webinars, 0 archived webinars)
There are challenges and opportunities in today's environment when seeking out well-qualified people to fill open job positions. Some hiring managers are faced with the question of whether they should hire internally or if it would be better to bring in someone fresh from outside of the company. Some also struggle with crafting the job description to accurately promote the position and attract the right people. There is also the often untapped pool of hiring part-time people to effectively perform the duties you need done, but how do you engage them? Join us for this three-part webinar series to find solutions to these recruiting challenges and get tips and tools for matching the right people to the right job within your company.
Hiring: Promote from Within or Hire from Outside?
April 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
There are good reasons to hire from inside your organization and there are bad ones. Same thing with choosing to NEVER hire from your internal talent pool. During this 60-minute webinar, we will discuss how to make the best determination for your organization in every situation. Do you hire internally or externally? Or both?
Job Postings: Craft & Effectively Post Job Opportunities
May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
It used to be pretty simple to get an advertisement out there for your job openings: Write up some job criteria, call the newspaper and share your criteria. They would wordsmith it for you and "poof" you had your job posting out to the public in the Sunday paper. There's a lot more to know today, and your options are far more diverse and broader in scope. During this 60-minute webinar you will learn about the best ways to craft and post your openings today.
Onboarding: Engaging Hourly & Part-Time Employees
June 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
It may take some effort but it is entirely possible to engage your part-time, hourly employees. During this 60-minute webinar, we will discuss changes you can make to help your company engage and retain these valuable people in your organization.
Medical Marihuana Haze: Legal Developments in Michigan
April 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
Stay in front of the medical marihuana haze. Legal developments continue to impact employers and their employees in Michigan and the 23 states (plus the District of Columbia) allowing use of an illegal substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Attend this 60-minute webinar to better understand the impact of the federal Controlled Substances Act on Michigan law.
Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?
April 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
Non-compete agreements are a critical and effective means of protecting a company's confidential and proprietary information.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar to learn more about how to implement and enforce a non-compete agreement and to better understand what it can include as well as limitations based on geographic scope, line of business, and duration as imposed by Michigan courts.
Basic Payroll Concepts for Michigan Employers
May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT      Time Zone Converter
Payroll is a complex, ever-changing responsibility for all employers; it may have started out simply, but history and governmental regulations have complicated this relationship between the employer and the employee.

Please join us for this 60-minute webinar to get up-to-date information about the major payroll functions for Michigan employers and to ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of the elements involved and the compliance requirements.