Baird Holm’s Corporate Counsel & Ethics Forum
From 12/08/2022 11:30 am until 12/08/2022 5:00 pm
As space is limited, please register by Friday, December 2, 2022.
If you have questions, please contact Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:55 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | Welcome & Introductions
Richard E. Putnam
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. | If It Walks Like a Duck, Quacks Like a Duck, It’s a Duck! Recent Developments in Employee Misclassification
Kelli P. Lieurance
In October, the Department of Labor issued a Proposed Rule clarifying when an individual is appropriately classified as an independent contractor vs. an employee. Employers that incorrectly classify employees as independent contractors can be liable for significant back taxes and penalties, in addition to exposure to benefit claims and liability for violation of other statutes protecting employees such as wage and hour and discrimination laws. We will discuss the new developments and the best strategies for compliance.
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. | Break
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | 2022 Tax Update
Jesse D. Sitz, Hannah Fischer Frey, & Eli A. Rosenberg
This session will provide an overview of significant tax changes affecting businesses proposed or implemented in 2022. In addition, Eli Rosenberg will provide an update on the recently passed rules pertaining to beneficial ownership information reporting requirements for most U.S. businesses.
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Equity Compensation Alternatives: Keys for Retaining and Recruiting Talent
Hannah Fischer Frey & Morgan L. Kreiser
This session will discuss equity compensation alternatives for all types of employers and businesses. The recent changes in the job market have caused employers to explore equity compensation arrangements in an effort to attract and retain key employees, directors, and management. This session will cover the different types of equity compensation arrangements available, the reasons to offer (or not offer) equity compensation, and some of the key legal considerations when offering equity compensation.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. | Practical Cybersecurity Tips
Robert L. Kardell
Cyber-risks affect businesses of all sizes. Companies should be aware of some practical tools and techniques for avoiding or minimizing cyber-risks. The tools and techniques can include risk assessments, implementing policies, identifying gaps in policies, maintaining good cyber hygiene, and a number of other easy to implement steps. This program helps companies perform cyber-risk assessments to help identify potential weaknesses, identify and fix gaps in controls when needed, and a review of the overall cyber-risks currently affecting companies.
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Break