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Events & Speaking Engagements Archive

Past Events & Speaking Engagements Archive

  • Employment Law and COVID-19 Webinar: Safety, Compliance and HR Challenges During a Pandemic
    Webinar, October 22, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Recorded 7-16-20
    July 16, 2020
  • Recorded 6-19-2020
    June 19, 2020
  • Recorded 6-10-2020
    June 10, 2020
  • Recorded 4-30-2020
    April 30, 2020
  • Recorded 4-28-2020
    April 28, 2020
  • Recorded 4-22-20
    April 22, 2020
  • The Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group of Eastman & Smith Ltd. invites you to attend a free webinar.
    Recorded 4-16-20, April 16, 2020
  • Recorded 4-3-20
    April 3, 2020
  • With the rapidly changing landscape as we react to the COVID-19 virus, it is not business as usual.
    Recorded 3-31-20, March 31, 2020
  • Recorded 3-25-20
    March 25, 2020

    Discusses the legalities of addressing COVID-19 in the workplace, available benefits for employees including an expansion of the availability of unemployment benefits, and paid leave requirements contained in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • Ernie and the Flywheel - Workers' Compensation Issues for Ohio Employers
    Findlay Country Club, March 13, 2020, 8:30 - Noon. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m. Includes continental breakfast.
  • Thursday, March 12
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, March 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking mixer to follow.
  • Thursday, February 13
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, February 13, 2020, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Fee = $25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
  • November 20, 2019
    Columbus Bar Association, November 20, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Employment Law Update: Legal Developments and Practical Solutions for Employers
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, October 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Fee = $25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
  • Lexi's on Third, October 2, 2019, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Celebrating 175 Years!
    One SeaGate Main Lobby - 550 N. Summit Street, June 12, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Workers' Compensation Claims: From Beginning to End (or Do They)?
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons, May 10, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Come mix, mingle and socialize with other professional women.
    One SeaGate, Main Lobby 550 N. Summit Street, April 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Preparing Your Business for Sale – Are You Ready?
    March 21, 2019
  • Employment Law Update: New Year. New Challenges. New Opportunities.
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, February 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)
  • Workers’ Compensation Leave Issues, Marijuana Update and Other Legal Updates
    Findlay Country Club, February 8, 2019, 8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m. Includes continental breakfast.
  • Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, February 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is complimentary starts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Workplace Trends, Challenges and Best Practices for Compliance
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, October 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Employment Law Update 2018
    Columbus Bar Association, October 17, 2018, 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Workers' Compensation: Fighting the Good Fight
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, May 18, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Safety and Civility in the Workplace
    Quest Conference Center 8405 Pulsar Place Columbus, OH 43240, April 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration is complimentary and begins at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast included.
  • This informative seminar is geared to keep you up to date on the latest issues related to the construction industry.
    100 E. Broad Street Chase Tower 6th Floor Auditorium, April 4, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Networking mixer to follow.
  • This informative seminar is geared to keep you up to date on the latest issues related to the construction industry.
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, March 29, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking mIxer to follow.
  • February 22, 2018
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, February 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 (Includes lunch)
  • Tackling Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Other Legal Updates
    Findlay Country Club 1500 Country Club Drive Findlay Ohio 45840, February 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • Employment Law Seminar
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio - 6165 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, October 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 (Includes lunch)

    Join us for an advanced, yet practical, discussion of significant employment law issues impacting businesses, including:

    FMLA Fumbles: Lessons Learned from Recent FMLA Cases;

    Smoking Hot New Developments: Marijuana in the Workplace;

    Recognizing and Preventing Workplace Retaliation;

    The NLRB’s New Agenda;FLSA Pitfalls: Docking and Other Common Wage and Hour Errors; and

    HR Roundtable: Local HR Leaders Discuss Recruiting, Retention, Performance Management and Employee Engagement.

    This seminar will also feature an interactive segment in which attendees analyze real-life scenarios and discuss how to identify issues and enhance the prospect of favorable outcomes.

  • Join us for an advanced discussion of significant employment law issues impacting businesses.
    Quest Conference Center - 8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH 43240, June 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration is complimentary and begins at 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast included.

    Join us for an advanced discussion of significant employment law issues impacting businesses, including:

    • Workers’ Compensation Update

    • Protecting Trade Secrets and Drafting Non-Compete Agreements

    • What Employers Need to Know about Medical Marijuana

    • Transgender Rights in the Workplace

    • Employment Law Update

    The presenters will analyze real-life scenarios and discuss how to identify issues and enhance the prospect of favorable outcomes.

    HRCI credit hours pending

  • Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, June 14, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:15 a.m.

    Join us for an advanced discussion of significant employee benefits issues, including: 

    - Fiduciary duties and compliance

    - Status of health care benefits after ACA and efforts to repeal it

    - IRS retirement plan document requirements and use of pre-approved plans

    - Required documents for health and welfare plans

  • Workers’ Compensation Update
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, May 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m.

    The attorneys of the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Eastman & Smith Ltd. invite you to their annual Northwest Ohio area workers’ compensation seminar.

  • Eastman & Smith welcomes Brigid Heid to our Columbus office
    100 E. Broad Street, Suite 2100, May 2, 2017, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Eastman & Smith Ltd. welcomes Brigid Heid to our Columbus office.

    Please join us as we gather to enjoy drinks and appetizers in celebration of Brigid joining the Firm.

  • Drafting Effective Employment Policies and Handbooks
    The Toledo Club - 235 14th Street Toledo, OH 43604, March 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost $20 (includes continental breakfast)

    Drafting Effective Employment Policies and Handbooks

    The Labor and Employment Practice Group of Eastman & Smith, Ltd. has scheduled several small group workshops to discuss strategies for drafting and implementing effective employment policies and handbooks. The workshop is designed to encourage active participation and questions from attendees, and will focus on best practices and practical tips for drafting policies that meet legal compliance standards, promote effective and efficient management of your workforce, and provide the necessary defenses to avoid or survive litigation.   

    Participation will be limited to 20 attendees. 

  • Drafting Effective Employment Policies and Handbooks
    The Toledo Club - 235 14th Street Toledo, OH 43604, March 29, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost $20 (includes continental breakfast)

    Drafting Effective Employment Policies and Handbooks

    The Labor and Employment Practice Group of Eastman & Smith, Ltd. has scheduled several small group workshops to discuss strategies for drafting and implementing effective employment policies and handbooks. The workshop is designed to encourage active participation and questions from attendees, and will focus on best practices and practical tips for drafting policies that meet legal compliance standards, promote effective and efficient management of your workforce, and provide the necessary defenses to avoid or survive litigation.   

    Participation will be limited to 20 attendees.

  • Drafting Effective Employment Policies and Handbooks
    Hilton Garden Inn Findlay - 1050 Interstate Drive West Findlay, OH 45840, March 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Cost $20 (includes continental breakfast)

    Drafting Effective Employment Policies and Handbooks

    The Labor and Employment Practice Group of Eastman & Smith, Ltd. has scheduled several small group workshops to discuss strategies for drafting and implementing effective employment policies and handbooks. The workshop is designed to encourage active participation and questions from attendees, and will focus on best practices and practical tips for drafting policies that meet legal compliance standards, promote effective and efficient management of your workforce, and provide the necessary defenses to avoid or survive litigation.   

    Participation will be limited to 20 attendees.

  • Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, March 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking mixer to follow.

    Eastman & Smith invites you to its complimentary Construction Law Seminar in Toledo. This informative seminar is geared to keep you up to date on the latest issues related to the construction industry. Topics include:

    Succession Planning for Construction Related Businesses

    Key Construction Contract Clauses That Can Make or Break the Project!

    Construction Workplace Safety Issues Related to:

    OSHA Record Keeping & Retaliation, Impact of Legalized Marijuana and New Silica Standards

    Questions? Contact Sue Schafstall (419) 247-1768

  • 100 E. Broad Street 6th Floor Conference Center, March 7, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking mixer to follow.

    Eastman & Smith invites you to its complimentary Construction Law Seminar in Columbus. This informative seminar is geared to keep you up to date on the latest issues related to the construction industry. Topics include:

    Succession Planning for Construction-Related Businesses

    Key Construction Contract Clauses That Can Make or Break the Project!

    Construction Workplace Safety Issues related to:

    OSHA record Keeping & Retaliation, Impact of Legalized Marijuana and New Silica Standards

  • New Year. New Challenges. New Opportunities.
    Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, February 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $25 (Includes lunch)

    Join us for an advanced discussion of significant employment law issues impacting businesses.

  • Workers’ Compensation Update
    Findlay Country Club, February 10, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Registration is free and starts at 8:00 a.m.

    The attorneys of the Labor & Employment Practice Group of Eastman & Smith Ltd. invite you to its sixth annual Findlay area workers’ compensation seminar.

     

  • Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons - Perrysburg, Ohio, October 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $20 (Includes lunch)

    Join us for an advanced discussion of significant employment law issues impacting businesses, including:

    -Wage and Hour Developments and Compliance with New FLSA Rule;

    -Drugs in the Workplace;

    -Identifying and Preventing Workplace Harassment;

    -National Labor Relations Board Update;

    -Hiring Challenges; and

    -Avoiding Common ADA/FMLA Mistakes.

    This seminar will also feature an interactive segment where attendees analyze real-life scenarios and discuss how to identify issues and enhance the prospect of favorable outcomes.

  • One SeaGate, Garden Room Main Concourse, September 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Please join us at our complimentary health law seminar. Our attorneys will address emerging regulatory trends, recent case law and legislative developments and how they will affect your health care practice.

  • Wood County Hospital's Backman-Keil meeting rooms, June 7, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    "Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Concerns 'High' on the List" will be the topic at the June 7 meeting of the Wood County Safety Council. The presentation will be conducted by attorney Tom Dixon from Eastman & Smith Ltd.

    RSVPs for the meeting are appreciated by June 6 by calling 419-353-7945 or email Sandy Kerr at SafetyCouncil@bgchamber.net The public is welcome to attend this meeting and any future meetings for a fee of $15 which can be applied toward the next program year 's membership dues.

  • HR Update - New Overtime Regulations Coming
    300 Madison Ave., 8th Floor, June 2, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    On May 18th President Obama and Labor Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor's final rule updating the overtime regulations, increasing the standard salary level from $455 to $913 per week ($47,476 annually for a full-year worker) and the highly compensated employee total annual compensation requirement from $100,000 to $134,004 per-year effective December 1, 2016. 

    What will these changes mean for your business and how can you prepare for them? Attorney Jim Yates from Eastman & Smith Ltd. will provide an informative update on June 2nd on the pending new regulations impacting overtime pay for employers

  • Registration - $10
    Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg, OH, May 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Join us for a seminar focused on providing employers with practical information to help reduce costs and effectively manage their workers’ compensation programs. This seminar will include advanced discussions on these requested topics:

     - An update on marijuana laws and their effect on employers

    - Effect of positive drug/alcohol screens on workers’ compensation claims

    - Internal investigations of alleged work-related injuries

    - Disciplining or terminating the workers’ compensation claimant

    The seminar also will feature small group interactive workshops in which attendees analyze real life scenarios with individual attorneys and discuss how to identify issues as well as enhance the prospect of favorable outcomes.

  • Presented by: Ottawa County, Sandusky County and Sandusky Area Safety Councils, Sandusky County Human Resources Management Association & Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
    April 22, 20167:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Full Day Conference at Terra State Community College