Lommen Abdo Focuses on Prevention: A Seminar to Help Employers Reduce Risk and Headaches

Worried about doing something that might hurt your business down the road? Do you think engaging an attorney would be too costly? Not every dispute is avoidable, but an ounce of prevention can help reduce legal risks and costs. Many lawsuits involve independent contractor disputes, non-competes, defamation or privacy claims. Join us for this seminar designed to help you assess your risk and then set protocols to reduce that risk and the headaches it can create.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

  • Registration from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Seminar runs from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
  • NO ADMISSION FEE.
  • Social hour & refreshments to follow.

ELSIE’S RETAURANT, BAR & BOWLING CENTER
(A family owned business venue in northeast Minneapolis!)
29 Marshall Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413

2:30 to 2:45 p.m.

WELCOME
Beth Ewen, Editor of Upsize Minnesota Magazine

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Focus-Independent-Contractor-250x250-72dpiEMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR? WHY DOES IT MATTER?
Presented by Stacey DeKalb & Tom Dougherty

  • Understand the differences between independent contractor and employee.
  • Understand why proper worker classification is important and the consequences of misclassification.
  • Discuss steps to ensure that workers are really independent contractors if that is what is intended.
  • Develop an awareness of practical considerations for companies that rely heavily on independent contractors.

3:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Focus-Contract-250x250-72dpiARBITRATION CLAUSES IN EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER BUSINESS CONTRACTS? IF SO, WHEN?
Presented by Keith Broady

  • Consider arbitration as a cost effective process for smaller disputes.
  • Use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to determine the law that applies and the place for the hearing.
  • Make sure that non-competition clauses in employment contracts are reasonable as to scope and time.
  • What should you consider when preparing an arbitration agreement?

4:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Focus-Social-Media-Balloon-250x250-72dpiSOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR WORKFORCE: ASSET, LIABILITY OR BOTH? WHAT DO I DO?
Presented by Jeff O’Brien and Bryan Feldhaus

  • What is social media and why does it matter for businesses?
  • Five interesting social media cases and how they affect your business.
  • The essential elements of a social media policy.

5:00 p.m. Social hour & refreshmentsUpsize-Ad-Ounce-of-Prevention-Seminar