This series covers succession planning basics; employment law for business sellers; the ins and outs of estate planning for closely-held businesses; understanding transactions; understanding family business, shared wealth and power; and transitioning out of the business.
We will be talking about the current challenges with entire offices working from home and then will discuss tools firms can use to confront these challenges—the cloud, and then specific communications tools like Slack, Teams, Zoom, and finally Smokeball’s offering of Communicate, which is a legal specific messaging tool.
Keeping a connection with aging parents during the era of social distancing is very important. Join us to learn creative ways to stay connected to those in nursing homes and other senior living facilities.
Participants in the legal profession, need to monitor change and adjust to it. All attorneys should engage in Long-Range (or Strategic) Planning. This program addresses the requirements of the Court, professionalism, e-options, and social media in regards to effective communication.
Many employers are addressing whether to reduce the amount of work and headcount of their workforce. When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, employers who acted without carefully evaluating their options and decisions in how they reduced hours and positions, as well as how the decisions were communicated to employees, could face years of legal challenges on top of economic issues. Our panel discusses ways to reduce your legal exposure in these unprecedented times. Topics include:What is a furlough, and what are ways to implement one or more? What are alternatives to reductions in force? What are the types of separations that trigger federal and state WARN, and what are the potential penalties? What should be in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice? COVID-19 and the “unforeseeable business circumstance” provision of WARN. Can an employer do something post-furlough besides a RIF if revenue hasn’t resumed? Severance and release agreement best practices
This course explains the ins and outs of mediation to attorneys and answers the frequently asked questions they may have concerning the mediation process. Topics include the role of the mediator, preparing a client for mediation and the value of premediation contact. The course also covers advantages and disadvantages of mediation, how to conduct remote mediation, and how to use virtual conferencing options for a session.
Increase your understanding about the most respectful manner for communicating with LGBTQ and transgender colleagues and clients. Develop sensitivity to challenges in communicating with transgender children during custody proceedings.