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Events & Speaking Engagements Archive

Past Events & Speaking Engagements Archive

  • Virtual, November 18, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

    On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an “Interim Final Rule” mandating certain health care facilities and other entities to require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The rule is broader than OSHA’s new “Emergency Temporary Standard” and does not permit a weekly testing option. Join us for a complimentary webinar for a discussion of the following issues:

    - Which entities and individuals are covered by the expansive CMS rule?

    - What steps are required to reach compliance, and how soon must we act to do so?

    - How quickly must individuals be vaccinated?

    - How does CMS define “fully vaccinated"?

    - What is the deadline for employees to request religious and medical exemptions?

    - What are the best practices for evaluating exemption requests?

    - How do we determine, record, and report vaccination status?

    The presenters will discuss these and other frequently asked questions and how health care related businesses should prepare for compliance with and implementation of the new mandate.

  • Webinar, November 17, 2021, 1:30 to 4:45

    Join us for an afternoon program regarding employment law. 

  • Virtual, November 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

    The long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard regarding COVID-19 mandating vaccines or weekly testing and face-coverings was published by OSHA on November 5, 2021. Attorneys Jim Yates and Sarah Pawlicki with Eastman & Smith Ltd. will be discussing the ETS, what employers it covers, and what employers need to do in order to comply. Jim and Sarah will also be discussing the recent legal challenges to the ETS that may impact compliance deadlines.

  • Virtual, November 12, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly testing was just issued.  Join Eastman & Smith attorneys and Chamber Workplace Regulations Committee members Jim Yates and Sarah Pawlicki for a webinar discussing the new requirements.

  • Emerging from a Global Pandemic: Essential Compliance Updates for Employers
    Virtual, October 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • What you may have missed over the last two years.
    Hilton Garden Inn Perrysburg and Virtual, September 24, 2021, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration is complimentary and starts at 8:00 a.m. Includes complimentary continental breakfast.
  • A New Year and a New Administration – Essential Updates for Employers
    Virtual - Space is Limited, February 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Save the Date! Wednesday, November 18
    Columbus Ohio State Bar Association, 175 S 3rd St #1100 Columbus, OH 43215, November 18, 2020, 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • 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