Webinars

At Robertson Ryan we understand the importance of staying current in changing laws and finding better ways to manage your operations. We invite you to participate in our client-focused webinars. Beyond these topics, many of our agents offer private educational programming customized for client specific industries and needs.

Employee Handbook Essentials

July 18, 10am (CDT)

An employee handbook is a critical tool used by employers to communicate to their employees.  This presentation discusses the features of a well-prepared handbook and the value it provides employers.  Besides being a valuable communication resource, handbooks also serve to protect against discrimination and unfair treatment of employees while answering questions that arise during employment. This presentation is eligible for 1 SHRM credit.

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Paying Hourly Workers Properly

September 19, 10am (CDT)

Wage and hour law can be confusing and full of traps. The U.S. and Illinois Departments of Labor are increasingly scrutinizing companies to make sure their employee pay procedures and policies are compliant with federal, state, and local laws.  Join attorney Noah A. Frank of SmithAmundsen for an engaging, fast-paced discussion on properly classifying employees as exempt vs. non-exempt, making valid wage deductions and reimbursements, and more to stay compliant!

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Cyber Crime

October 3, 10am (CDT)

As Cyber Liability insurance evolves, loss data has pointed to a specific trend that shows Cyber Crime insurance is of the highest importance. For this webinar, we will dive deeper into what makes up Cyber Crime coverages, what types of losses are occurring in this space and how you can better prepare your organization to spot a Cyber Crime event. The insurance topics discussed will be Electronic Funds Transfer Theft, Social Engineering, Extortion and Client Directed Social Engineering. You will hear loss examples as it pertains to each coverage, how the situation was handled and what could have been done to avoid these types of losses.

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Smart Hiring in a Competitive (and Litigious) Job Market

October 10, 10am (CDT)

In December of 2017, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dipped to 3 percent, tying the lowest recorded rate in history. Perhaps now, more than ever, smart hiring practices are crucial to attracting and retaining top talent while avoiding legal claims. This session will provide tips and guidance regarding all phases of the recruiting process, from pre-hire through onboarding.

WEBINAR REGISTRATION: Sarah Meissner Kealy | skealy@robertsonryan.com or 414-270-6823. Please include your full name, title/role, company name and email. The webinar is complimentary and is eligible for 1 SHRM credit.

Zombies & Vampires: Infectious Disease Issues in the Workplace

October 29, 10am (CDT)

As Halloween approaches, please join attorney Noah A. Frank of SmithAmundsen LLC for a lively webinar on infectious diseases in the workplace-including avoiding transformative bites from zombies!

Takeaways Include:

  • Preparing for the inevitable;
  • Recognizing hazards and exposures;
  • Critical response – containment, mitigation, and remediation;
  • Communicating with the workforce and public – balancing HIPAA and privacy concerns with the right to know;
  • Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Act issues;
  • OSHA reporting; and
  • Employee leave issues – FMLA, ADA, and others.

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Disaster Preparedness, Business Continuity & Assisting Employees

November 14, 10am (CST)

2017 & 2018 brought us an unprecedented number of natural disasters. The damage to human life and property are both staggering and heartbreaking. All parts of the world face the possibility of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural phenomena. Are you prepared if disaster would strike you? This course will help you prepare! This presentation is eligible for 1 SHRM credit.

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