Labor and Employment Webinar Series

The Cubicle

Think you have it bad? Take heart in knowing that you’re not alone managing workplace shenanigans that would strain the sanity of any HR professional. Follow Tobin, an HR manager, as he navigates a dysfunctional work environment in which employees make their own rules and generally ignore the advice coming from HR. Mark your calendars to join us for our webinar series as we discuss how Tobin should respond to the complicated issues triggered by his co-workers’ actions.

Join lawyers from Polsinelli’s Labor & Employment Department for the 2019 webinar series. The series will be presented in three installments and take a deep dive into complicated areas of employment law to provide you with practical advice on how to respond when you are faced with similar issues.


Season 1, Episode 1 – Driven to Distraction: Effectively Managing ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation Compliance | March 19, 2019

In the first segment of our series, Michael Scoot accidentally hits Mary Beth while driving on company property. Mary Beth sustains significant injuries, resulting in FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation issues. Tobin is tasked with handling the complexities that have resulted from this workplace injury. In this episode, our panel will discuss how these three areas of the law overlap and strategies for staying compliant with each.

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Season 1, Episode 2 – Dream Team: How to Effectively Recruit Talent While Protecting Your Workforce and Confidential Information From Being Poached | June 4, 2019

Michael Scoot has quit to form a rival paper company, and is now competing with his former co-worker, Derek Schrutte, for his best client. In this episode, our panel will discuss proactive steps to prevent employees from competing against the company after they leave, strategies to minimize risk when hiring employees from a competitor, and how to respond if you suspect a former employee has left with proprietary information.


Season 1, Episode 3 – An Employee By Any Other Name…: Pitfalls to Staffing a Modern Workforce | September 17, 2019

Michael Scoot is back, and decides to designate the warehouse employees as "stocking consultants" in order to classify them as independent contractors to save on benefit costs. Staffing your workforce in a modern world has gotten more complex. In addition to employees and independent contractors, companies also utilize temporary staffing agencies and professional employer organizations (PEOs). In this episode, our panel will discuss strategies for avoiding the common pitfalls that arise in connection with employee classification issues, including how to appropriately classify exempt employees, utilize independent contractors, and understand the risks posed by various staffing solutions.