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  • WEB TEST

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/01/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

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  • Global Currency Markets – What Those that Transact Internationally Need to Know

    Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/23/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    Please join us as Michael Wahl, PNC Foreign Exchange, provides a currency market update and strategies to protect against negative currency fluctuations.

    Are your foreign transactions being processed in the most cost-efficient manner?  Technological advances may offer less costly alternatives than standard wires in moving funds internationally. 

    Have your international payments become more costly in the past year?  The US Dollar experienced a significant depreciation in the second half of 2020, which may have impacted the price invoiced to you by foreign vendors, even if you pay in US Dollars.

    This update will be beneficial for those companies that sell or source internationally.  Even if your company transacts only in US Dollars, there may be benefits to transacting in the local currency to consider.

    Please join us as Michael Wahl, PNC Foreign Exchange, provides a currency market update and strategies to protect against negative currency fluctuations.

    This webinar will cover:

    • Size and depth of global currency markets
    • Market updates of major currencies
    • What drives foreign exchange rates
    • Foreign exchange risks
    • Hedging strategies to mitigate foreign exchange risks
    • Why spot and forward rates differ
    • Non-Deliverable forward for emerging markets
    • Option strategies


    This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    Michael Wahl

    Managing Director, Foreign Exchange

    PNC

    Michael has been on the PNC Foreign Exchange desk working with corporate customers, to help manage their foreign exchange exposures since 1997. He works with companies throughout Michigan and northwest Ohio, providing market insight, product education and competitive price quotes. Responsibilities are to assist in formulating and executing a foreign exchange policy tailored to a company’s specific needs and risk tolerance. Products include spot and forward contracts, Non-Deliverable Forward contracts, option contracts and Web-based FX trading. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Wayne State University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He is also a Certified Treasury Professional (2009), Series 7 (2010), Series 63 (2010).

    To contact Michael:

    755 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 2500
    Troy, Michigan 48084
    Tel: 248.729.8392

  • To Mandate or Not? Vaccine Policy Decisions and Liability Analysis for Employers and Businesses

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 08/11/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    Please join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Miller Johnson on August 11, 2021 to join a conversation about mandating the COVID-19 vaccine as a part of the return-to-work policies.

    As the COVID-19 vaccination continues to be distributed across the nation, many businesses are looking forward to a “return to normal” with employees coming back to the workplace. But  many employers are grappling with whether or not to mandate vaccines as part of their return-to-work policies. Employers must ensure that their return-to-work policies, including any vaccination mandates, comply with federal and state regulations governing vaccinations and/or discrimination in the workplace.

    Employers need to develop policies and procedures that meet the criteria of the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), while establishing safety measures in the workplace, and must take into consideration all the landmines that can expose Employers like the  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), privacy issues, reasonable accommodations and compliance of other regulatory entities.  

    Topics to be discussed:  

    • Legal considerations of mandating the vaccine for employees 
    • Lawful incentives to encourage vaccination among your employees 
    • Analysis of exposure to future claims and immunity from tort liability 
    • HIPAA, record-keeping and confidentiality concerns for vaccine records and COVID-19 tests

     This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    Sandra Andre

    Employment Attorney

    Miller Johnson

    Sandra Andre is an attorney in Miller Johnson’s employment and labor section. She counsels a diverse group of employers and human resource practitioners on a full spectrum of employment-related legal issues. These range from affirmative action to FMLA and from wage and hour compliance to union management. Ms. Andre is a part of the employment litigation team defending employers in cases, including claims such as discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination. She is experienced preparing for trials and hearings. This includes drafting motions, reviewing depositions and conducting legal research. Ms. Andre holds a PHR (Professional of Human Resources) certification and was also a Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resources Association (SHRM-CP). She practiced in the human resources field for more than 11 years in the central Michigan-area, including leadership positions in healthcare, manufacturing and higher education.

    Sarah K. Willey

    Employment Attorney

    Miller Johnson

    Sarah K. Willey is an attorney in Miller Johnson’s employment and labor section and has been practicing law since 1997. Her practice is focused on representing clients ranging from small family-owned businesses to large multinational corporations in labor and employment law matters, as well as representing housing providers in fair housing matters. She serves on Miller Johnson's Management Committee and chairs the firm’s FMLA/ADA Solutions practice group. Ms. Willey works with a diverse clientele to provide counsel on a wide-range of employment-related legal issues and disputes. Her employment and labor knowledge and experience provide the foundation for her to partner with clients, to develop personnel policies and management training programs. This proactive and preventive approach fosters positive employment relations and long-term profitability. Clients have come to trust that she provides timely and current advice on employment issues. Ms. Willey has significant experience working with employers on issues related to medical issues in the workplace. In fact, her advanced knowledge on issues related to the FMLA and ADA earned her the title of “point person” for her peers (approximately 30 employment and labor attorneys) at the firm. She advises employers about their rights under the FMLA and ADA, and stresses the potential liability resulting from not paying close attention to the laws. 

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • Handling the Influx of Accommodation Requests Due to Health Concerns

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Please join the MI Chamber's presentation on Thursday, July 22, 2021 on the handling accommodation requests due to health concerns with Maureen Rouse-Ayoub, Ashleigh Draft and Bill Whalen of Varnum LLP.

    Returning to the workplace?  Have you received—or do you anticipate receiving—employee requests for accommodation due to health concerns? Do you have questions about accommodations for high-risk employees?  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updated guidance on COVID-19 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Join members of Varnum’s Labor and Employment team to review employer obligations under the ADA with respect to returning to the workplace and compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.  

    This presentation will include a review of the ADA and address:

    • When an accommodation is required under the ADA;
    • What constitutes a reasonable accommodation under the ADA; 
    • What documentation the employer may request to support a request for an accommodation; and,
    • How to apply the law to sample fact patterns. 

    This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    Maureen Rouse-Ayoub

    Counsel - Labor and Employment

    Varnum

    Maureen Rouse-Ayoub is seasoned labor and employment attorney working with clients in a variety of industries. She counsels clients on the implementation and enforcement of workplace policies and defends employment-related claims under the numerous state and federal statutes governing the employment relationship. She is a sought-after speaker on labor and employment issues.

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    Ashleigh Draft

    Associate - Labor and Employment

    Varnum

    Ashleigh Draft advises clients on compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws and other workplace matters. She is experienced in workplace investigations, defending clients in grievance arbitrations and the successful resolution of employment-related disputes. 

    Bill Whalen

    Associate - Labor and Employment

    Varnum

    Bill Whalen is a skilled researcher on labor and employment issues as well as litigation matters. He formerly served as an intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where he responded to requests to the legal unit, analyzed investigatory files and provided research on employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters.

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • Are You My Employee? How to Avoid Expensive Wage and Hour Mistakes, and Properly Categorize Your Workforce

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the MI Chamber and Miller Canfield for a discussion of the leading areas of risk and how to avoid the pitfalls of the FLSA on Wednesday, July 14th.

    Wage and hour mistakes under the Fair Labor Standards Act continue to pose risk to employers, especially for companies that use independent contractors, workers provided by staffing companies and shared or joint employees.  This session will arm attendees with the knowledge to avoid employee misclassification liability, properly recognize and avoid common overtime traps and how to implement a wage and hour complaint procedure that will give advance warning of disputes before they turn into labor charges or lawsuits.  Join Miller Canfield for a discussion of the leading areas of risk and how to avoid the pitfalls of the FLSA.    

    This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    Richard Warren

    Principal, Employment and Labor Deputy Group Leader

    Miller Canfield

    Richard Warren defends employers facing all types of wrongful discharge lawsuits, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims filed by employees. He also has a wealth of experience handling non-competition litigation and defending employers faced with complex and class action cases, including age discrimination, race discrimination and retiree health benefit claims. In order to help companies avoid employment lawsuits, Richard also spends a significant amount of time counseling management and human resource professionals in areas such as hiring, layoffs, discipline and termination.  He also advises clients regarding non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and disputes. 

    Ashley Higginson

    Associate

    Miller Canfield

    Ashley Higginson's practice focuses on employment and labor issues, with particular experience in education matters.  Ashley has extensive experience working with public school districts, charter and private schools, and schools for students with disabilities. Her work includes matters involving boards of education, the Open Public Records Act, FERPA, teacher tenure, special education and 504 accommodations, teacher tenure charges, harassment and discrimination claims, public bidding and union negotiation. 

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • MI Unemployment Insurance: Overview, Updates and Recommended Best Practices

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Please join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce for the June 23rd webinar presented by Bodman PLC Workplace Law Attorney John David Gardiner and will focus on the state of the UI system in Michigan from an employer’s perspective.

    Whether you are new to handling unemployment insurance (UI) claims or have handled them for years, join us to review the basics, the latest developments and updates post COVID-19.  This webinar is being presented by Bodman PLC Workplace Law Attorney John David Gardiner and will focus on the state of the UI system in Michigan from an employer’s perspective. 

    Topics: 

    • MI Unemployment Insurance  
      • Overview (pre- and post-COVID) 
      • Life of a MI UI Claim
    • Updates – COVID-19-related
      • Changes 
      • Talent Crunch 
      • Work Search/Registration 
      • Federal UI Benefits 
      • Michigan Data / Federal Data (Biden Administration) 
    • Recommended Best Practices 

     This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    John David Gardiner

    Member - Bodman PLC

    John Gardiner is a member of Bodman’s Workplace Law Group based in the Grand Rapids office. He has more than a decade of experience representing established as well as entrepreneurial businesses and their owners in employment law matters and related litigation. He counsels these clients on a full range of employment issues involving claims of discrimination, sexual and other forms of illegal harassment, accommodating employees with disabilities, FMLA issues, wage and hour issues, reductions-in-force, discipline and discharge issues, among others. He also represents business owners and their families in connection with alleged white-collar crime and other criminal investigations.

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • Protecting Your Building and Business Against COVID-19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Please join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, June 17th to get information on how to protect you building and business against COVID-19.

    Reducing the Transmission Risk of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Aerosols in Your Building

    At the time of this writing, the World Health Organization reports over 120 million cases and over 2.6 million deaths around the globe attributed to COVID-19. Since most people spend more than 80 percent of their time indoors, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system modifications that can reduce the quantity and virility of infectious aerosols in occupied spaces can help lower the risk of indoor transmissions. This presentation will review the primary strategies that can be used to enable the HVAC system to provide better indoor air quality and reduce transmission risks associated with, COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.  Presented by: Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, LEED-AP, CMVP


    Reducing the Liability Risks of COVID-19 and Other Infectious Aerosols in Your Building

    This presentation will review various legal, insurance and related business risks being encountered in the post-Covid environment by property owners, managers, tenants and other business owners and employers. The topics will include real estate and employment related compliance and insurance issues, as well as suggested steps for businesses to implement in order to prevent, manage, or reduce the exposures of the identified risks. Presented by: John Sier

    This webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, LEED-AP, CMVP

    Principal Engineer

    Building Vitals, LLC

    Sonya M. Pouncy, CEM, LEED-AP, CMVP, has 20+ years of experience in the HVAC industry. She began her career selling commercial HVAC equipment for Carrier. Since then, she has worked with manufacturer’s representatives, utilities and consultants. Her firm, Building Vitals, helps facility managers capture and use building level data to identify, understand and bridge the gap between where their building performance is and where they want it to be. Sonya is a past president of the Detroit Chapter of ASHRAE and currently chairs the ad hoc Joint Michigan ASHRAE Chapters’ COVID-19 Task Force. 

    John Sier

    Principal - Commercial and Construction Practice Group

    Kitch Firm

    John Sier heads the Commercial and Construction Practice Group at the Kitch Firm concentrating his practice in dispute avoidance and resolution of commercial, health care and construction contract issues for clients in various industries. He received his Juris Doctor and Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism from Drake University Law School and Graduate School in 1986, and his A.B. in Political Science and Communications from Loyola University of Chicago in 1983.  He has published and presented on construction, health care and commercial issues across the country.

    One (1) HR (General) recertification credit hour for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    One (1) PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

  • After the Storm: Mindful Leadership

    Contains 2 Product(s)

    Join us for this two part series that focuses on the challenges that we experienced and how employees and managers alike were impacted. The Workplace Is Changing Rapidly, Is Your Organization Ready, and More Importantly, Are Your Managers Ready? How Do We Prepare Managers to Successfully Engage Employees in the Workplace When It Is Changing Before Their Eyes?

    2020 was a year like no other, and that is a profound understatement!

    This series focuses on the challenges that we experienced and how employees and managers alike were impacted.  On the employee side, we know that COVID-19 impacted their work, their families and nearly every aspect of life.  On the manager side, they experienced all the same pain points as their employees, with the added responsibilities of managing through the chaos, learning how to lead remotely, while responding to the never-ending changes.

    • Session 1: The Workplace Is Changing Rapidly, Is Your Organization Ready, and More Importantly, Are Your Managers Ready?  - Wednesday, April 14 at 10:00 AM*
    • Session 2:  How Do We Prepare Managers to Successfully Engage Employees in the Workplace When It Is Changing Before Their Eyes?  - Wednesday, May 19 at 10:00 AM*
    *Please see the content tab for more information on the individual sessions. 

    This series will be recorded and available to view on-demand after the live sessions. 

  • 2021 Environmental Issues Forum

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/29/2021

    Join us for the 2021 Environmental Issues Forum virtually this year with sessions on Wednesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 29th from 9:00 AM to Noon. This event is FREE to members of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and $99 for those that are not.

    Join us us Wednesday, April 28th and Thursday, April 29th for this two session program that is FREE to Michigan Chamber Members and $99 for those that are non-members. 

    The Michigan Chamber has gathered leading experts, including attorneys and government officials, to provide you an online update on the most current developments in the environmental arena.  You will not want to miss this popular, top-notch program, which is held only once a year.  Reserve your spot today for the 21st Annual Environmental Issues Forum! 

    AGENDA:  

    Wednesday, April 28

    9:00 a.m. - INTRODUCTIONS

    • Moderator: Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    9:15 a.m. - MICHIGAN EGLE UPDATES

    •  Chief Deputy Director Aaron Keatley

    9:45 a.m. - PFAS EMERGING CONTAMINANTS REGULATION

    • Tammy Helminski, Barnes & Thornburg LLP;
    • Abigail Hendershott, EGLE/MPART

    10:30 a.m. - BREAK


    10:45 a.m. - WATER QUALITY ISSUES (WASTEWATER & STORMWATER)

    • Fred Andes, Barnes & Thornburg LLP;
    • Steve J. Kapeller, PE, Barr Engineering

    11:30 a.m. - CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (INCLUDING RENEWABLE ENERGY):

    • Steven Holty, Hemlock Semiconductor;
    • James Clift, Deputy Director at EGLE

    NOON - ADJOURN


    Thursday, April 29
    9:00 a.m. - STATE LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES

    • Mike Alaimo, Michigan Chamber

    9:15 a.m. - REMEDIATION/BROWNFIELD ISSUES (VAPOR INTRUSION, DUE CARE, PART 201 STAKEHOLDER PROCESS)

    • Leslie DeBoer & Renee Pewitt, BLDI;
    • Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    10:00 a.m. - MIOSHA/OSHA UPDATE

    • Don Lawless, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    10:30 a.m. - BREAK


    10:45 a.m. - FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL UPDATE (NEW EPA ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT AND PRIORITIES)

    • Jeff Longsworth, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    11:15 a.m. - ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE REGULATORY AND PERMITTING ISSUES

    • Margrethe Kearney, ELPC;
    • Lillian Woolley, Fishbeck
    • Joel Bowers, Moderator, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

    NOON - ADJOURN

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  • Biden’s Tax Plan... What If?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/27/2021

    Please join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar that will bring you the latest details of the tax plan and aims to inform taxpayers of what they need to start thinking about if this tax overhaul will become a reality.

    As President Biden continues to lay the groundwork for the first major tax hike in almost 30 years, the Michigan Chamber brings you the latest details of the tax plan and aims to inform taxpayers of what they need to start thinking about if this tax overhaul becomes a reality. 

    Ashley Wilson, Vice President, Government Affairs & Managing Director of Public Affairs for the US Chamber of Commerce, will outline the different aspects of the Biden tax plan and discuss the current status of the legislative efforts in Washington D.C. 

    Following Ms. Wilson’s update, tax experts Leon LaBrecque, Chief Growth Officer at Sequoia Financial Group, and Wayne Roberts, Co-Chair of the Bodman Law Firm’s Business Tax Group, will dive into the details of the specific provisions within the Biden tax plan.  Mr. LaBrecque and Mr. Roberts will give expert analysis and insight on what the consequences of such a massive tax increase could be and what taxpayers should start planning for in case these policies are enacted.  Topics include: 

    • Social Security Tax
    • Corporate Income Tax
    • Individual Income Taxes
    • Capital Gains Taxes
    • Industry Specific Taxes
    • Global Intangible Low Tax Income (GILTI)
    • Pass-Through Income
    • Minimum Tax on Book Income

    This FREE webinar will be recorded and available on-demand shortly after the live webinar. 

    Ashley Wilson

    Vice President, Government Affairs & Managing Director of Public Affairs; Executive Director, Women

    Michigan Chamber of Commerce

    Ashley Wilson is a legislative strategist with deep knowledge of both politics and process, sharpened over a 20-year career in Washington, D.C. She earned her stripes on Capitol Hill, where she is well-known by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle for her ability to build bridges, navigate choppy political waters, and get the job done.

    As vice president in the Congressional and Public Affairs Division, Wilson provides strategic advice on how to get tax bills done in Washington. With strong relationships both on and off Capitol Hill, she has the experience and tools to get results. Wilson successfully led the Chamber’s advocacy effort to enact the first comprehensive tax reform package in over 31 years. She also directed the Chamber’s legislative efforts from 2002 to 2007 in securing major legislative victories for the business community on transportation, water resources, and federal aviation issues.

    Wayne Roberts

    Member, Co-Chair of Bodman’s Business Tax Group

    Michigan Chamber of Commerce

    Wayne Roberts is the co-chair of Bodman’s Business Tax Group. His practice is focused on corporate, business and individual tax planning and federal, state and local tax controversies.

    He has been a recognized state and local tax (SALT) lawyer for more than 20 years. During that time, he has been involved in a majority of the significant legislative, administrative and case law developments that have taken place in Michigan taxation.

    His broad tax practice includes all aspects of federal and state tax planning, structuring, and tax litigation. He has represented both closely-held and publicly traded companies in transactional tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and dispositions. He has also represented numerous businesses and individuals in tax disputes with the IRS, the Michigan Department of Treasury and revenue departments in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee, New York, California and several other state and local taxing jurisdictions.

    Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP®, CFA

    Chief Growth Officer, Sequoia Financial Group

    Michigan Chamber of Commerce

    "High impact enrichment for our clients and potential clients is my personal mission as Chief Growth Officer at Sequoia. I’ve long been driven by intelligent planning and financial literacy for all, and the combination of the two allows us to reduce uncertainty so our clients can focus on doing what they love, instead of worrying about tomorrow. We’re on the cutting edge of a diverse range of planning tools, growth and wealth management strategies. I use these tools to ensure business owners and individuals alike receive the very best in investment and wealth management services. We are continually growing our breadth and depth of client offerings to connect clients and potential clients to new and expanded opportunities for growing their wealth, protecting future resources and propagating financial literacy through families and our communities.

    I strive to serve our clients with high impact results, added value and real-world knowledge to help them meet their financial goals. Building real relationships allows me to truly help them manage their money more effectively. I thrive in thought leadership, knocking down complexity so that making smart choices is simpler." - Leon LaBrecque

    One (1) credit under the guidelines of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy.