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Exploring New Changes to Broker and Carrier Liability for Cargo Claims
May 25, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST

About the Webinar
Cargo Theft continues to cause $30 billion in annual losses in the United States alone. The burden of much of this falls on the carrier, but there are ways carriers can manage and reduce their exposure for cargo theft both before and after the theft occurs. Others will be called for after the theft occurs, when the carrier reports and responds to the theft claim. By being aware of the risk of a large cargo loss and being prepared, carriers can reduce the pain that comes with cargo theft.

In this one hour webinar, you will learn:
1. What are the recent changes to bills of lading?
2. What is new in case law on tariffs and limitations of liability?
3. What are the recent developments that affect broker and carrier liability for cargo claims?

Plus attendees to the live webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions about cargo claims law.

About the Presenters
Rob Moseley is a partner with Smith Moore Leatherwood, where he serves as the head of the firm’s Transportation Industry Group representing trucking companies, brokers and logistics companies (and their insurance carriers), with disputes involving commercial transportation accidents, federal & state safety regulations, commercial insurance coverage disputes, freight claims, and other disputes involving trucking companies. He has tried over 80 cases to jury verdict in federal & state courts of unlimited jurisdiction.

Fredric Marcinak practices in the firm’s Transportation Industry Group, where he represents transportation companies, including both carriers and intermediaries, regionally and nationwide on commercial litigation matters, including cargo/freight claims, collections/contract disputes, FMCSA and state regulatory compliance and permitting matters, and insurance coverage cases. In these litigation matters, Fredric has tried multiple cases to verdicts before juries and handled appeals for transportation clients.

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor
June 15, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST

About the Webinar:
Monica Narvaez
All businesses are responsible for classifying the people they hire. Misclassification mistakes can cost your company big time in fines for failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, among other things. This webinar will offer best practices on when to classify a worker as an independent contractor and when to classify a worker as an employee.

In this one hour webinar, you will learn:
1. How to reduce your company’s potential liability for misclassification
2. What every employer should know about hiring independent contractors
3. Understanding common law-rules regarding employment status
4. What you can and cannot order an independent contractor to do
5. How to properly document classification of your employees.

Plus attendees to the live webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions related to employee classification.

About the Presenter
Monica Narvaez focuses her practice on providing labor and employment advice to employers of all sizes. Before joining the Cowles Thompson firm, she developed a strong regulatory background while defending state and county agencies as well as universities as an Assistant Ohio Attorney General and as a Policy Attorney for the State of Ohio. Ms. Narvaez has a high level of experience as a Human Resource and Labor Relations Director and holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certifications.

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Immediate Personal Response Options to Survive a Terrorist or Active Shooter Attack
June 20, 2017 | 11 a.m. CST

About the Webinar:
Steve Haynes
Schools are one of the safest places in America, but they are not void of violent incidents. Is your school district prepared to keep everyone safe should a terroristic threat arise in your district?

In this hour long webinar, you will learn:
1. Keys to surviving a terrorist assault and minimizing casualties
2. How to plan and train to facilitate early recognition of violent threats
3. What information armed officers may need in the event of a firearms and weapons attack.
4. The formula for surviving a violent incident

Plus, attendees to the live webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions about best practices for keeping their schools safe.

About the Presenter
Steven E. Haynes, ARM, is the founder and Managing Director of Specialized Risk, a security consulting and investigations company based in North Texas. He completed a 20 year career in the United States Navy as a Weapons Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer and was Honorably Discharged in 1996. Steve served as the Division Officer and Chief Instructor for a Navy basic and advanced counter-terrorism training school providing instruction in counter-terrorism tactical operations and combat shooting courses for shipboard security teams. During his active duty military career, Steve also served as a state certified commissioned Reserve Police Officer for over nine years with the Newport News, Virginia Police Department.

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Legislative Issues Impacting Trucking & Why They Matter to You
June 22, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST

About the Webinar:
Mike Bassett
The 2017 Legislative Session is coming to a close across the country and changes to transportation policies are on their way.

This webinar will cover the current regulatory environment and changes you need to be prepared to implement at your company.

Attendees to the live webinar will have the opportunity to ask questions about the new changes to legislation impacting the trucking industry.

About the Presenter
Mike H. Bassett, J.D., is the founder of The Bassett Firm, where he practices in the areas of transportation litigation, products liability, personal injury, premises liability, professional liability and employment litigation. He received his B.B.A. degree, Cum Laude, from The University of Texas at El Paso and his J.D. degree, with distinction, from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Mr. Bassett was a former briefing attorney for Justice Ted Z. Robertson of the Texas Supreme Court, and he is also a certified mediator and neutral. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section, the Dallas Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute’s Transportation Committee and Trucking Subcommittee, the American Trucking Associations and the American Transportation Lawyers Association. Mr. Bassett was also a Texas Super Lawyer in 2006.

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Title IX: Sexual Violence Issues in Schools
July 18, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST

About the Webinar:
Terry Harmon
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 we created to protect individuals in federally funded educational programs from sex-based discrimination. Over the past few years, lawsuits and federal investigations under Title IX involving sexual violence have drawn attention, particularly in cases involving institutional policies and responses to Title IX complaints.

In this hour long webinar, you will learn:
1. How the Office for Civil Rights has started enforcing Title IX
2. Guidance on how to ensure your district is Title IX compliant
3. Responsibilities and obligations of school districts
4. What elements your school’s Title IX investigation should include

Plus, attendees to the live webinar will have the opportunity to ask district specific questions about Title IX.

About the Presenter
Terry J. Harmon, Shareholder at Sniffen & Spellman, practices in the areas of Education Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Harmon is one of only 51 attorneys Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Education Law (as of February 2017) and has represented educational institutions before the Florida Department of Education, the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Florida State Circuit Courts, and various Federal Court). Mr. Harmon devotes a substantial portion of his practice to providing assistance to public and private educational institutions (K-12 and post-secondary) in a wide array of matters, including litigation and transactional issues.

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Do Not Pass Go: What To Do When an Employee Gets Arrested
July 27, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST

About the Webinar:
Mike Coffey
Are you aware of the legal limitations your company may face if one of your employees gets arrested? Since your employee is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, there are policies your company should have in place well ahead of time, or you may end up in hot water, too. Many companies do not have the proper steps in place, or worse yet, they have them in place, but management and employees aren’t properly trained on the right steps in place before taking discipline action.

Is your company prepared to protect your assets from an employee with an arrest record who has yet to be convicted?

In this hour-long webinar, you will learn:
1. What issues you must consider while investigating an employee’s arrest
2. How to appropriately responded when an employee is arrested
3. Which policies you should have in place to
4. Why it is best practice to ensure employees self-report arrests
5. How often to schedule background checks on current employees

Plus, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar about writing policies related to employee arrests, and receive a copy of the ebook, “Seven Steps to Making Confident Hiring Decisions.”

About the Presenter:
Mike Coffey is president of Imperative, an employment background investigations firm based in Fort Worth, Texas.

An experienced HR professional with roots in aerospace, healthcare, and the service industry, Mike is a District Director for Texas SHRM and a board member of the Texas Association of Business (TAB).

Mike has been a licensed private investigator since 1998, and has served the investigative community as a past director of the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) and the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI).
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Work Opportunity Tax Credits: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
August 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. CST

About the Webinar:
Clarus Solutions
It’s estimated that over $3,000,000,000 in work opportunity tax credits went unclaimed by companies just like yours in 2016. In working with motor carriers, most don’t know about this tax credit opportunity or don’t believe they hire from the target groups that are eligible. When actually, 1 in 5 new hires generally are eligible for the motor carrier to receive the tax credit.

In this hour long webinar, you will learn:
1, What is the work opportunity tax credit?
2. Who qualifies for these credits?
3, How can a motor carrier claim these credits?

Whether you are already capturing these credits or not, attendees will gain greater insights to optimize their work opportunity tax credit process and ensure they’re maximizing the amount of credits they’re receiving.

About the Presenter:
Clarus Solutions is dedicated solely to helping businesses take advantage of the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC). Featuring an unmatched complete end-to-end solution to screen and capture WOTC, Clarus will do all the heavy lifting and virtually eliminate the time and resources needed from your company to take advantage of the credit. Their team of CPAs, tax attorneys, and dedicated tax credit consultants are there to ensure the process stays simple for you while maximizing your economic results.
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