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Labor Law Forum Webinar Series

From 09/24/2020 11:00 am until 11/05/2020 1:00 pm

At Omaha, NE

INTRODUCING: Baird Holm’s 2020 Labor Law Forum Webinar Series!

These webinars will enable our attorneys to provide you with the same valuable information and insights as you have come to expect from our Labor Law Forum, but delivered safely and conveniently via the web.

Thursdays, beginning September 17, 2020 (for approximately 8-10 weeks)
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What to expect:
Two topics delivered back-to-back, with a 10-minute break between sessions.

$299 for nonclients
FREE for clients

If you have questions, please contact Kristen at


Each session of the Labor Law Forum Webinar Series is pending approval for the following continuing education credits:

  • NE CPE
  • CO, IA, MO, ND, WY, MN, UT, & VA CLE
  • KS CLE is only available for the Sept. 17 sessions (per KS rules)
  • HR Continuing Education Units by SHRM
  • HR General Recertification Credits through HRCI

Please check with the respective states for which you are seeking credit if you have any questions about their requirements; some have adjusted their rules based on COVID, while others have not. You will receive an email from Baird Holm that contains continuing education credit codes upon the completion of the entire webinar series (after Nov. 6).

Thursday, September 17, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wellness in the Workplace: From Standing Desks to Yoga Balls and Ping Pong to Putting Greens
David J. Kramer
David will review the sometimes subtle legal issues that can arise when employers try to integrate employee health, job satisfaction, and productivity.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Working During the Pandemic:  A New Twist on Old Wage and Hour Issues
Allison D. Balus, Michael J. Roccaforte
As if you don’t have enough to worry about during the pandemic, having employees working virtually or returning to the office under new safety protocols can cause issues under some federal and state wage and hour laws.  In this session, you will learn how to avoid these old compliance problems that are reemerging because of our new work environments. 


Thursday, September 24, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Employment Case Law Update: 99 Problems But the Bench Ain’t One
Kelli P. Lieurance
In the last year, the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts issued several important employment-related decisions.  In this fast-paced, entertaining presentation, Kelli will discuss the practical implications of these decisions and how employers should comply with them.  Remember, it is better to learn from the mistakes of others than find yourself in the midst of an indefensible lawsuit!

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

CYBER THREAT 2020: Your Employees are Still Your Weakest Link
Robert L. Kardell
Regardless of the industry sector or size of company, all businesses are targets for cyber criminals especially in this time of COVID-19.  The potential malware variants are endless and the threat vectors are constantly evolving and working from home has opened new threats.  There is one constant in this space – cyber criminals are always waiting for your employees to make one bad move.  In this session, Baird Holm attorney and former FBI Agent Bob Kardell will discuss the latest cyber threat trends and how companies continue to fall victim to cyberattacks. 


Thursday, October 1, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Weed and Work: Hashing Out Marijuana Laws
Susan K. Tvrdy 
The laws governing the use of recreational and medical marijuana laws across the country are rapidly changing. Susan will discuss developments in federal and state laws governing marijuana use, the impact these laws have on workplace drug testing and workplace accommodations, and future developments on the horizon.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

COVID-19 Update for Employers
R.J. (Randy) Stevenson, Kelli P. Lieurance, Scott S. Moore, Morgan L. Kreiser 
A panel of our attorneys will discuss the latest COVID-19 issues facing employers, as well as steps they can take to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.  The discussion will cover recent legislative developments, regulatory guidance, and court decisions involving matters such as telecommuting, employee safety and health, paid time off, and employee benefits.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

From Facebook to Firearms – How to Protect Your Entity from Threats and Violence
Heidi A. Guttau, David P. Kennison
Learn from real life legal “war stories” about obtaining protection from the courts for employers.  What do you do if someone threatens to harm an employee, a customer, or someone else on your property?  What if they actually do commit a violent crime on your premises?  Heidi and Dewey will discuss the legal steps employers can take to protect themselves and others against threatening and potentially violent people. They will also will discuss methods for anticipating and reducing the likelihood of employee violence, mitigating liability to victims, and preventing negligent hiring, supervision and retention.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Ignorance May Not Be Bliss: What You Should Know About OSHA, But Probably Don’t
R.J. (Randy) Stevenson 
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration now routinely issues citations carrying penalties in the five-to-six-figure range.  Are you prepared for a visit from OSHA?  Do you know your rights during an inspection?  What should you do if you receive citations?  How can you mitigate the “hidden” costs of those citations?  Get the answers to these and other relevant questions from a leading OSHA attorney.


Thursday, October 15, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Employers Beware: NLRA Ignorance is Not a Defense
Mark McQueen, Clay D. Haag
Perhaps more than any other major employment law, the National Labor Relations Act is sometimes counterintuitive.  Mark and Clay will use real life scenarios that illustrate how uninformed employers make embarrassing and costly mistakes.  Union and union free employers who attend will walk away with practical takeaways that can immediately reduce their exposure.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

2020 California Employment Law Update
Mark J. Goldsmith 
Mark will review the California statutory changes that went into effect on January 1, 2020, the recent suits employers have filed to challenge those changes, and some of the other important peculiarities of California employment law.


Thursday, October 22, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Baby Got Back…to Work! An Employer’s Guide to Accommodating Pregnancy and Family Leave
Leigh Campbell Joyce
While new babies bring excitement for employees, they also bring unique challenges for employers and HR professionals.  Leigh will address key concerns surrounding parental leave, including pregnancy accommodation requests, state and federal parental leave requirements, sex discrimination claims, and accommodations for breastfeeding mothers.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Change in Control – Labor and Employment Law Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions
Scott S. Moore
A change in control over the management of employees to a different corporate structure, whether by asset purchase, stock purchase, leasing of employees or other corporate modification brings with it unique challenges. Due diligence is only the start. Shifts in liability, insurance, successor liability, assignments, foreign workers, and collective bargaining are just a few hurdles which must be faced.  In this session, Scott will explore the challenges during a change in control, managing the risk and bringing about a smooth transition.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Workers’ Compensation: A Guide to Administering Your Claims
Brian D. Moore 
Claims for workers’ compensation benefits can be costly, difficult to manage, and detrimental to your culture, but they do not have to be.  Brian will share practical tips for managing claims for workers’ compensation benefits aimed at limiting your exposure, handling questionable claims, and maintaining positive employee relations throughout.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Americans with Disabilities Act: 2020 Legal Update
Scott P. Moore, Sara A. McCue
The COVID pandemic has been another reminder of how the Americans with Disabilities Act continues to reign as the most complex employment law that you regularly encounter when managing employees.  Scott and Sara will cover the most up-to-date developments regarding accommodating employees in the age of COVID and also address recent ADA court decisions, trends, and practical tips for remaining one step ahead.


Thursday, November 5, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Form I-9 Workshop
Amy Erlbacher-Anderson 
Amy will lead you through a “practical workshop” to teach you how to complete and maintain the Form I-9.  Among other things, she will review the numerous forms of employment authorizations HR professionals are likely to encounter. In addition, she will provide the latest options for employers operating in a remote environment due to COVID-19.

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Employee Benefits: 2020 Legal Update
Gary N. Clatterbuck, Jeremy T. Christensen, Morgan L. Kreiser
The world of employee benefits is always changing.  Our benefits team will provide you with a legal update on employee benefits “hot topics”, including COVID-19-related updates, and will offer their insights about what the future holds for employers.



Baird Holm Labor Law Forum Webinar Series

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