2019 Virtual HR Presentations


Wednesday, April 10

All times CDT

The Legal Update: This conference favorite kicks off the conference and will include five sessions presented by Seyfarth attorneys that will run from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and feature all the latest legal developments you need to know about.

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CT
Transforming Workplace Culture in the Era of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and More

Presented by Camille Olson, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements have brought workplace culture into the spotlight as employers nationwide work to ensure that their policies, procedures, and work environments are free of harassment and discrimination.  Employer representatives — from in-house counsel to outside counsel, HR professionals to CEOs — have been challenged to review their effectiveness in dealing with and preventing workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.  For many employers, striving simply to satisfy basic legal requirements is a thing of the past.  In this webinar, we will focus on best practices in hiring, policies, training, investigations, and discipline in order to deal effectively with these issues.

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10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CT
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CT
2018 Year in Review and a Look Ahead to the Hot Topics in 2019

Presented by William Perkins, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP New York

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11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CT
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
Union Organizing Efforts at Newspapers: An Update

In this presentation, Seyfarth will cover recent organizing campaigns at newspapers in 2018 and 2019, with a particular focus on the differences between organizing digital platforms and traditional print media, which have both seen significant increases in organizing efforts in recent years.  The presentation will cover current union efforts to partner with newspaper management, for example to prevent downsizing, as well as recent union strike votes.  Finally, Kaitlyn Whiteside will give an update from the trenches on her on-going first contract negotiations with the NewsGuild, which began in May 2018.

Presented by Kaitlyn Whiteside, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

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12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
Lunch break
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CT
Marijuana in the Workplace: Will the Future Workforce Consist Mainly Robots and Stoners

Presented by Condon McGlothlen, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

This presentation will review recent decriminalization developments in connection with marijuana along with employer drug-free workplace policies.  The panel will discuss state medical marijuana laws and the scientific problem regarding the lack of an agreed measure of “under the influence.”  Last, there will be a discussion of employer best practices if medical marijuana use is protected.

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2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT
Process Improvement Disciplines, Operations, and Volume Management.

Presented by Dustin Robinson, Client Engagement Manager, and Larissa Kruzel, Legal Project Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Today’s in-house and HR teams face a daunting list of tasks and matters on a daily basis. All the while, we always hear the old, clichéd edict: do more with less. Luckily, as the legal and compliance spheres have begun to look to the business side of the house, there are glimmers of tools and approaches that can make the load more manageable. In this session, a pair of Seyfarth Shaw’s “business of law” professionals will present on some of those resources that any Inland member can begin to apply in a variety of ways, from rudimentary exercises to sophisticated programs. Their hope is to spur thinking about how to make your day-to-day easier.

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3 - 3:15 p.m. CT
3:15 p.m. - 4:15p.m. CT
It's A New Game Out There: How Are You Doing At Attracting Key Players To Your Team?

Presented by Laurie Kahn, President & CEO, Media Staffing Network

This session looks at what successful companies are doing to attract, engage and retain the talent they need to win. Presenter Laurie Kahn will share and discuss inexpensive ideas to help your company stand out in the community as the place to work. Understanding what the current and future generations want and expect will help in positioning your opportunities. From perks, benefits, how to best communicate and sample marketing ideas, this session will help you prepare to win the war for talent.

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4:15 p.m. CT
Adjourn for the day

Thursday, April 11

9 - 10:00 a.m. CT
Everything You Need to Know About Wellness Programs

Presented by Allison Arndt (Szott), Senior Wellness Advocate, Assurance

This session will focus on implementing wellness programs in your workplace that will educate, motivate and engage your employees, boost productivity, cut expenses due to preventable illnesses and help you create a culture of wellness. Learn the methods of testing and improving the effectiveness of your workplace wellness programs to gain the many benefits—including reduced absenteeism and increased employee retention.

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10 - 11:00 a.m. CT
What the Sales Team of the Future Looks Like

Presented by Laurie Kahn, President & CEO, Media Staffing Network

Sellers are becoming the hardest category to recruit. With 65 million Baby Boomers retiring in the next 10 years, you’d better have a plan on how to build a stronger sales staff. From team selling to compensation ideas, this session will show you how to get the most out of each person and how to start building organically to staff your sales department.

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11:15  - 11:30 a.m. CT
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CT
Recent Wage and Hour Developments
Presented by Ed Bergmann, Partner, Seyfarth, Shaw LLP

This webinar will discuss recent Wage and Hour developments including the new compensation level in proposed exempt status regulations, the new regular rate calculation proposed regulations, employee business expense reimbursement requirements, tracking hours outside of the office, and more.

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12:15 p.m.
Conference adjourns

All participants will receive a full set of Inland Key Takeaways from every session, plus a recording of all sessions.

Inland’s Virtual Human Resources Management Conference qualifies for professional recertification credits. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

Presenters, topics and session times may be adjusted as necessary.  Watch for updates.