Fresh off its well-received “Life Cycle of an Employee” webinar series, Polsinelli’s Labor & Employment Practice will debut its 2016 webinar program: “The Ruby Files: Managing the Challenging Employee.” This year-long series will follow “Ruby,” a fictional employee whose workplace behavior is based on real life employment situations in various industries, including health care, financial services and technology. In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Eric Packel runs down the details of The Ruby Files.
You’re a successful business owner who spends most of your time operating your business. While you probably have a business succession plan, does it coordinate with your estate plan? In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder John Schmidt explores the issue. John is the chair of Polsinelli’s Wealth Planning Practice and for more than 30 years has helped prepare clients for their immediate needs and long term goals.
September 9, 2015 – Have you considered an investment in or creating a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC)? Doing so may provide financial institutions with a number of benefits under the Community Reinvestment Act. In this week’s Polsinelli Podcast, Shareholder Phil Feigen explains the basics of SBIC and the benefits.
Employers are required by law to verify an employee's identity and authorization to work in the United States by completing a Form I-9. This responsibility should be taken seriously as companies can face fines for paperwork errors and technical violations on the form, regardless of whether or not the workforce includes unauthorized workers. Despite the Obama administration's political push for legislative changes to immigration law, enforcement efforts continue quietly against employers. In this week's Polsinelli Podcast, Dawn Lurie explores the issue of I9 audits and government inspections. Dawn brings 25 years of immigration experience and has successfully defended companies involved in notable high stakes, high profile government Form I-9 and E-Verify related investigations.
May 5, 2015 – There is a key new development for US companies and individuals dealing in international markets. The Obama Administration issued a new Executive Order that will subject certain individuals and entities engaging in so-called malicious cyber-related activities to financial sanctions under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Joining us to discuss this is Polsinelli’s Melissa Miller Proctor. Melissa has advised clients on a wide array of issues involving international trade, customs law, export controls, and economic sanctions. She’s a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and Transactional Practice and she assists clients from the firm’s Phoenix office.