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  • Benefits Reimagined: Leading Perspectives on Benefits Trends

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/01/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Please join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and LoVasco on December 1, 2021 to join a conversation on how companies can create a flexible and competitive benefits package to attract and retain employees.

    Employers are struggling to fill open positions and retain existing employees they have.  Differentiation is key in an increasingly competitive landscape, and a flexible and a competitive benefits package is one way employers can stand out.  This webinar will explore how companies can create a benefit design that will attract talented employees, minimize employee turnaround, keep a healthy workforce and create a healthy worker environment.  

    The presentation will focus on five areas:

    • Health/Wellness Benefits - Discovering the newest trends in employee healthcare design.
    • Communication - Evaluating if it’s time to rethink your communication strategy.
    • Financial Savings and Education - Delivering the next generation of workplace savings solutions.
    • Focus on Mission Critical Employees – Exploring unique ways to reward, retain and recruit your top talent.
    • Offer a Leading Work Environment - Creating a work environment and culture that draws people to your company while fostering a sense of belonging and strong values.

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

    Gene LoVasco

    LoVasco

    With more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, Gene leads and inspires his team to provide innovative and sustainable solutions for clients. His expertise lies in executive benefit planning, transferring businesses to the next generation, and protecting estates from inheritance taxes.

    Prior to forming LoVasco, Gene was president of Brown & Brown of Detroit, one of Michigan’s leading insurance companies, after joining when his independent agency was acquired in2007. Before entering the insurance industry, Gene practiced public accounting at Arthur Andersen.

    Gene sits on the boards of the M Financial and Racquet Up Detroit. He is also actively involved at the Pope Francis Homeless Center. He also enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, and biking.

    Michael LoVasco

    LoVasco

    As cofounder of LoVasco Consulting Group, Michael represents the third generation of family in the insurance industry. A steward of the reputation his grandfather, father, and family members have established over the last 60 years, Michael continues to uphold their legacy of integrity and hard work by building lasting relationships that focus on taking care of people.

    Prior experience working for Deloitte, in New York City, helped shape some of the Michael’s business philosophies that have become integral to LoVasco’s culture of client services. Michael spends much of his time meeting new people and learning about their businesses.

    Michael serves as the Finance Chair on the Ascension St. John Foundation Board, and the President of the Young Leaders Council for Racquet Up Detroit.

    Mike Iley

    LoVasco

    Mike is an influencer. He helps organizations design, build, and maintain the next generation of workplace savings solutions.

    At LoVasco, Mike is responsible for thought leadership and the strategic direction of the firm’s Retirement Plan Consulting practice. His prior experience working at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, NEPC Investment Consulting, and Morgan Stanley’s Graystone Consulting Group, provides a unique perspective on the industry. Mike is motivated every day to help the average American worker, who might not otherwise have access to financial guidance, the opportunity to build a meaningful nest egg for retirement by designing innovative retirement plans.

    Mike is an avid Cross-Fitter and is active in his church community.

    Scott Harris

    LoVasco

    Scott is a problem solver and connector whose passion is helping his clients realize their greatest success. His naturally inquisitive and analytical nature helps him uncover both issues and opportunities, while his ability to develop deep relationships lays the foundation for serving as a trusted advisor.

    Scott worked with middle market companies for 22 years in commercial banking at NDB, Comerica, and KeyBank prior to joining LoVasco. Scott understands the myriad of challenges facing midsized companies, in particular, the importance of building the right team, as people are the engine that ultimately drives success. In his new role, Scott is dedicated to introducing employers and executives to the broad suite of services offered by LoVasco.

    Outside of the office, Scott likes spending time with his wife Amy and four adult children. During the summer, Scott’s favorite season, he can be found outdoors enjoying any water related activity, exercising, or cooking.

    Chris Schuppe

    LoVasco

    Chris works alongside Gene LoVasco, acting as a primary point of contact for new and existing Executive Benefit clients. Chris is responsible for managing the scope, quality, and timeliness of client deliverables. He contributes directly to key business outcomes, such as retention and growth, by tailoring Executive Benefit solutions to the long-term objectives of our clients.

    Robust in both sales and management experience, Chris’s advisory background lends itself to successfully developing programs and building lasting relationships.

    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.

  • Inspiring a Safety Culture

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/09/2021 at 10:00 AM (EST)

    Please join the MI Chamber's presentation on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 on Creating a safety culture involves having your employees work safely, rather than taking chances with Gary Smith MLIR, CRM, CSRM, Director, National Loss Control Services with AmeriTrust Group.

    Creating a safety culture involves having your employees work safely, rather than taking chance.  Join the Michigan Chamber in this interactive webinar on how important it is to correct unsafe employee behavior.  This webinar will discuss what a good safety culture looks like and offer examples of tools you can provide your employees.    

    Topics include:

    • Good vs. bad safety culture
    • Why be concerned about safety
    • What causes accidents 
    • Why people engage in risky behaviors 
    • How to change employee behaviors 

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

    Gary Smith MLIR, CRM, CSRM

    Director, National Loss Control Services

    AmeriTrust Group

    Gary Smith joined AmeriTrust Group in 2019 as the Director of National Loss Control Services.  Prior to that he worked for York Risk Services Group as the Director of Risk Control Services.  He has over 30 years of experience in the safety and loss control profession, having worked extensively with the manufacturing industry and serving in facility and corporate safety roles.  Gary has spent several years working on the agency and brokerage side.  Gary’s areas of expertise include ergonomics, safety training, risk assessments and safety program development and implementation. He holds a master’s degree from Michigan State University and is a Certified Risk Management professional.

    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.

  • How the Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Will Affect Your Business

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/05/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

    Join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Butzel Long to discuss the much-anticipated guidance from Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccination for its workforce, many businesses are scrambling to understand the requirements and needing to take preparations to comply.

    With the release of the much-anticipated guidance from Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccination for its workforce, many businesses are scrambling to understand the requirements and needing to take preparations to comply.  

    Join the Michigan Chamber of Commerce as we discuss this new government mandate and a variety of compliance issues, including:  

    • What employers are covered and how the 100-employee threshold is defined. 
    • What employees are covered and whether this mandate impacts your remote workforce. 
    • Understanding possible exemptions to the vaccination mandate. 
    • Identifying reasonable accommodations for persons unable to be vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons. 
    • Handling the administration issues of a vaccination program, including confidentiality and other logistical considerations.
    • Recognizing and addressing related wage and hour issues.   
    • Understanding penalties and enforcement.    
    • How to handle overlapping vaccine mandates, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine rule and the Executive Order mandating vaccines for federal contractors.

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

    Rebecca S. Davies

    Shareholder

    Butzel Long

    Rebecca S. Davies is a shareholder based in Butzel Long's Detroit office. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan at Dearborn and her juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law in 1995. She also completed the masters program at Wayne State University Law School by obtaining a L.L.M., with a GPA of 3.79, in Labor and Employment Law. Ms. Davies concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of employment law and commercial litigation. She represents employers in federal and state court litigation and before state and federal administrative agencies. Ms. Davies has represented employers in both the private and public sectors for almost twenty years. She has represented companies with 2 to 20,000 employees. In the public sector, Ms. Davies has represented numerous municipalities, libraries, counties and government authorities.

    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.

  • Practices and Interventions to Support Employee Health and Wellness for a Greater Return on Investment

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 10/12/2021

    Join the MI Chamber as we present board-certified psychologists Drs. Aaron Weiner and Shawn Hondorp in an exploration of current employee mental health and wellness trends during COVID-19 and an overview of best-practice steps employers can take to boost employee resilience, reduce turnover and support both their remote and in-person staff.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on employee mental health and wellness.  Rates of depression and anxiety are at their highest point in recent memory, and many employees are turning to unhealthy behaviors, in an attempt to cope.  The result has been costly, both from the perspective of the employer (lost productivity and expensive staff turnover) and for the employee (work-related stress and burnout). In the face of these challenges, employers have a high-leverage opportunity to implement practices and interventions to support employee health and wellness, with an even greater return on investment than in less stressful times.  Join board-certified psychologists Drs. Aaron Weiner and Shawn Hondorp in an exploration of current employee mental health and wellness trends during COVID-19 and an overview of best-practice steps employers can take to boost employee resilience, reduce turnover and support both their remote and in-person staff.

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

    Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP

    Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified Psychologist and addiction specialist, and speaks nationally on the topics of addiction, behavioral health and the impact of drug policy on public health. He earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. His perspective is informed by years of experience growing and directing addiction service lines for hospitals and healthcare systems, the current state of medical and psychological research, and his own observations in private practice. Dr. Weiner is the President-Elect of the Society of Addiction Psychology, a member of the Physician Speakers Bureau for the National Safety Council, and on the Science Advisory Board for Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

    Shawn Hondorp, PhD, ABPP

    Shawn Hondorp, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified Clinical Health Psychologist and health behavior expert. She speaks nationally on the topics of health, weight and wellness and how most of the ways we approach these issues runs counter to motivation science. She earned her doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia and completed her pre-doctoral internship and fellowship in Health Psychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She has a top-rated podcast called Motivation Made Easy: Body Respect, True Health where she interviews experts in the field and outlines evidence-based and effective approaches to improve health and well-being. She has unique training and experience doing research and patient care in the fields of weight management and eating disorders at top-rated hospitals and universities around the country, including but not limited to Michigan State University, University of Chicago Eating Disorders Program, Drexel University, Penn Center for Eating and Weight Disorders and Rush University Medical Center. Her goal is to disseminate science-backed information and impact individual and systemic change to foster health and well-being for all persons.

    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.

  • Strategies to De-Escalate Intense Conflict and Potentially Violent Situations

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join the MI Chamber and Secure Education Consultants (SEC) for a discussion on how to recognize verbal and nonverbal warning signs of increased aggression, how to build a rapport, how to manage your emotional reactivity, how to communicate effectively and more so that you can handle intense situations with the priority of keeping everyone involved safe on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a charged political climate, it is possible to find ourselves, our businesses, our employees and customers in emotionally charged interactions or potentially violent situations.  Though such situations can arise unexpectedly, we can train and prepare for them, in order to achieve the best possible outcome.  The experts from Secure Education Consultants (SEC) will address the need that has become increasingly prevalent during recent times:  the ability to reduce the intensity of a conflict or potentially violent situation.  

    This webinar provides instruction on how to recognize verbal and nonverbal warning signs of increased aggression, how to build a rapport, how to manage your emotional reactivity, how to communicate effectively and more so that you can handle intense situations with the priority of keeping everyone involved safe.

    This program will cover:  

    • A discussion of security concerns specific to the pandemic
    • Strategies to keep members of your organization safe and secure while maintaining safe practices
    • Strategies for de-escalating potentially dangerous situations
    • Practical techniques to verbally de-escalate a potentially violent confrontation

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

    Jason Russell

    President and Founder

    Secure Education Consultants (SEC)

    Secure Education Consultants (SEC) president and founder, Jason Russell, has provided event presentations on key safety and security topics for over 14 years, both in the United States and Internationally.  A little bit of background on SEC: SEC equips and empowers schools, childcare centers and businesses to create safer environments through tailored site assessments, emergency preparedness plans and critical incident response training from our elite group of tactical professionals, comprised of former U.S. Secret Service Agents.  Mr. Russell is a former U.S. Secret Service Agent, serving our country for over 11 years, achieving numerous titles and accolades during his career including:  Lead Instructor at International Law Enforcement Academy, US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Secret Service Technical Security Division Agent and Outstanding Service Award from the Gerald Ford Foundation.  He was also involved in protecting the President, Vice President, former Presidents, cabinet members and visiting heads of state.  Prior to the Secret Service, he served as a police officer on the Lansing Police Department.  Mr.  Russell has his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Security Management.   His training, experience and prospective provide a unique lens in which to present topics on safety and security.

    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.

  • Effective Policies for the Increasing Demand of Telecommuting Employees

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 09/09/2021

    Join the Michigan Chamber on Thursday, September 9, 2021 and attorney Aaron Graves from Bodman PLC for an interactive presentation on creating, implementing and managing remote and hybrid places that will benefit employers by learning the essential elements remote work policies should include and receive recommendations for handling types of issues commonly occurring in remote workplaces.

    During the COVID pandemic, many employers had employees working from home without the proper policies and procedures in place.  Now, as telecommuting continues to grow in the United States, many employees prefer the flexibility working from home affords while employers recognize cost savings by having employees work remotely. During the worker/talent shortage, employees are also increasingly demanding flexibility and/or resisting the return to in-person work.  Having a sound policy is essential to maintaining legal compliance, effectively overseeing remote work and handling the issues that accompany this new type of workplace.  

    If you already have employees who work from home, this webinar will help you improve your compliance. And if you are considering whether to allow employees to telecommute, you’re in the right place too!

    Join the Michigan Chamber and attorney Aaron Graves from Bodman PLC for an interactive presentation on creating, implementing and managing remote and hybrid places that will benefit employers by learning the essential elements remote work policies should include and receive recommendations for handling types of issues commonly occurring in remote workplaces.  

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

    Aaron Graves

    Chair of the Workplace Law Practice Group

    Bodman, PLC

    Aaron Graves is the Chair of Bodman’s Workplace Law Practice Group. His expertise includes complex traditional labor issues, such as union-organizing, labor contract negotiations, grievance administration, restructuring/relocation of unionized businesses and handling unfair labor practice charges, under both the NLRA and RLA. He regularly handles employment matters, such as pre-hire screening, discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, policy administration, substance abuse, FMLA, discipline, whistleblower, retaliation, discharge and reductions in force. 

    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.

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

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/11/2021

    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.