UPCOMING EVENTS   

An Employer Guide: DOL's New Overtime Exemption Rules 

September 30th, 2016 - 8:00 AM CST - New Berlin, WI

In May 2016, the Department of Labor announced revised regulations which affect the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white collar” overtime exemptions. The new regulations increase the salary threshold needed to qualify for overtime exemption from $455/week ($23,600 per year) to $913/week ($47,476/year).

The DOL has made its first major revision to the long-awaited ruling on overtime exemption rules since 2004. This major change will result in many employees gaining eligibility for overtime pay and force employers to make difficult decisions regarding their employees who have now become overtime eligible. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the Department of Labor’s new overtime exemption rules including the new salary requirements for exempt employees, options for compliance, and re-classifying employees who are no longer exempt. Are you ready for the December 1, 2016 deadline?

ACA Update

October 25th, 2016 - 2:00 PM CST - WEBINAR

If you are a large employer under the ACA (50 or more FT or FTE employees) or your plan is self-funded, join us for an informative webinar on Internal Revenue Code Sections 6055 and 6056. 

With our partners at HR Workplace Services, we’ve prepared this briefing to spell-out important employer responsibilities for the filings as well as all the information you should be collecting to adequately prepare these reports.

FMCSA & Wisconsin State Patrol Update 2016

November 10th, 2016 - 8:00 AM CST - Embassy Suites Hotel - Brookfield, WI

Wondering what is new with regards to the Federal Motor Carriers and the State Patrol? Want to know the latest in enforcement and direction of these agencies? What are the “hot buttons” for the roadside inspectors? Are officers being trained on electronic log devices?

Join us for an informative event featuring representatives from these two organizations and learn about the newest FMCSA and DOT issues affecting the transportation industry.

Presentations will include detailed insights on FMCSA regulations, ELDs, and roadside inspections to name a few. As an owner or top manager for your company it is essential that you are knowledgeable in this area.

 

PAST EVENTS 

Captive Strategies for Transportation - RECORDING AVAILABLE

September 8th, 2016 - 2:00 PM EST - WEBINAR

Brandon is ditching his slideshow for a whiteboard and a marker.  Under view of a webcam, he'll be "live drawing" diagrams and enthusiastically detailing different captives strategies.

After setting the record straight on the purpose of each type of captive (and how to assess if they would work for your company), he will discuss strategies for how transportation companies can leverage captives to reduce their cost of risk.      

Finally, Brandon will walk through financial scenarios that will put a CFOs mind at ease, explaining how joining a captive doesn't expose you to unlimited risk.

Take Control of Your Benefits

August 31st, 2016 - 11:45 AM EST - Grand Rapids, MI 

Significant cost increases.  Decreasing benefits.  Lack of control.  If this is your employee benefits story, then we invite you to consider alternative ways to fund your benefits program.     

Trailblazer organizations are out-smarting the traditional model by using performance-driven strategies (such as captives) to engage their people and fuel results. 

Joe Parrilli from Captive Resources will discuss what a captive is, how they work, and the control they could provide your company.

HIPAA Essentials - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

August 25th, 2016 - 12:00 PM CST - WEBINAR

A HIPAA violation could cost your company up to $50,000 per offense. 

HR Workplace and HNI have teamed up to bring you an overview of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), outlining the main components, and identifying who is covered by the Act to make sure you aren't hit with a noncompliance fee.

We will examine the privacy provisions under HIPAA as they relate to protected health information (PHI) and also give your employees and business associates the tools to recognize the key provisions of HIPAA, how their organizations are affected by HIPAA, and how the privacy rules impact them. 

Captivate Your Employee Benefits - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

August 3rd, 2016 - 1:00 PM CST - WEBINAR

Significant cost increases.  Decreasing benefits.  Lack of control.  If this is your employee benefits story, then we invite you to consider alternative ways to fund your benefits program.      

Captives bring a slew of benefits, including more control, long-term cost savings, and the potential to earn dividends. Most importantly, it puts you in charge of your benefits program's performance.

Shawn Lanter from Berkley Accident and Health digs into what a captive is, why they exist, and how they could work for you.

Brace Yourself: Fall Protection and Safety Strategies to Prevent Workplace Injuries - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

June 28th, 2016 - 1:30 PM CST - New Berlin, WI

Did you know that fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be the leading cause of death for construction workers? Prevent these avoidable accidents and increase your safety with our upcoming HNI U event that will discuss the behavioral side of safety standards, current OSHA initiatives, and provide an in depth demonstration of different types of fall protection and safety strategies. 

Join our experienced advisors in a workshop targeted to preventing falls in the workplace while also equipping you with the tools you need to make safety a top priority in your organization.

REV UP Your Benefits Performance

June 21st, 2016 - 9:00 AM CST - Harley-Davidson Museum - Milwaukee, WI

Double-digit cost increases.  Decreasing benefits.  Lack of control.  If this is your employee benefits story, then we invite you to rally with us.      

All throughout the country, free-wheeling executives have been reduced to 'off-the-shelf' consumers, choosing between bundled benefits programs that don't satisfy the needs of their employees.  

But there is a way to break free.  

Trailblazer organizations are out-smarting the traditional model by using performance-driven strategies to engage their people and fuel results.  

This rally is for leaders that want to rev up their performance and become less dependent on insurance. 

#RevUp

DOT Compliance for Trucking Entities - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

May 24, 2016 - 8:00 AM CST - Willowbrook, IL

Do you need a DOT compliance refresher or have new staff that requires training? This HNI-U seminar will cover DOT compliance for trucking entities.

Presenters Jeff Swan and Don Jerrell will provide insight from both the inspector's point of view as well as hands-on experience implementing programs and procedures that ensure compliance.

Navigating the Legal Aspects of the Wisconsin Worker's Comp Changes - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

May 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM CST - WEBINAR

The recent changes to the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation laws have left many HR professionals with looming questions. Our upcoming webinar will contain a brief overview of these changes and will discuss how these changes could impact your business operations. Our panel of speakers will also address new legal issues which may arise due to the changes and how an employer should be proactive with the implementation of these new laws.

HNI attorneys, Mark Brault and Ben Menzel, will touch on the legal aspects of the recent changes, while Britta Wagner, HNI's Claims Specialist, will provide insight into how these changes will impact you. 

DOT Compliance for Trucking Entities - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

May 4, 2016 - 8:30 AM CST - Bloomington, MN

Do you need a DOT compliance refresher or have new staff that requires training? This HNI-U seminar will cover DOT compliance for trucking entities.

Presenters Jeff Swan and Don Jerrell will provide insight from both the inspector's point of view as well as hands-on experience implementing programs and procedures that ensure compliance.

When Your Crisis Communication Plan Gets Put to the Test - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

A crisis communication plan is a vital part of emergency preparedness and response.  Having a solid crisis communication plan that is understood, tested, and practiced by company employees, can not only save a company’s reputation, but at times, can also save lives.

Corrigan Oil shares valuable insight into a time they put their crisis communication plan to the test. An in depth analysis and discussion of how their company dealt with this incident will be shared to help you formulate a crisis communications plan that is company-specific, accurate, and practical.

Compliance Alert: Get Ready for New Food Safety Act Regulations - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

Are you ready for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule that will be finalized March 31, 2016? This webinar will make sure your company is in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act provisions and address any looming questions and concerns. 

Presenter Jonathan Stringer will provide guidance and insight on managing the effects on carriers and other impacted parties. He wil also briefly discuss cargo claims, ways to limit liability and defenses, along with bad contract provisions to watch out for.

Controlling Unnecessary Exposures Through Contractor Selection - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

Avoid the liability from uninsured or under-insured vendors, contractors, suppliers, or tenants by better managing your certificates of insurance. Addressing this critical, but often overlooked, risk management and loss control discipline will prevent unexpected liabilities, save time, and improve accuracy. 

This event will demonstrate the power and simplicity of the COI Track tool, which helps you identify and prevent significant liabilities to your organization.

The Complex Relationship Between Worker's Comp, ADA, and FMLA -SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

Employers can experience substantial cost savings and avoid liability when employee leaves are effectively managed through well-drafted policies and procedures. Laws such as Worker's Compensation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act make compliance in this area a challenge for even the experience HR professional.

Join our experienced advisor in a practical discussion of how to avoid the pitfalls employers encounter when managing employee absences. Attendees will learn how to apply best practices for leave management to actively control costs and minimize liability.

DOT Compliance for Trucking Entities - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

Do you need a DOT compliance refresher or have new staff that requires training? This HNI-U seminar will cover DOT compliance for trucking entities.

Presenters Jeff Swan and Don Jerrell will provide insight from both the inspector's point of view as well as hands-on experience implementing programs and procedures that ensure compliance.

DOT Compliance for Non-Trucking Entities - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

Do you need a DOT compliance refresher or have new staff that requires training? This HNI-U seminar will cover basic DOT compliance for non-trucking entities.

Presenters Jeff Swan and Don Jerrell will provide insight from both the inspector's point of view as well as hands-on experience implementing programs and procedures that ensure compliance.

Risk Management for Construction Professionals

Risk Management, for construction professionals, comes in many forms. This HNI U event will help you as a construction professional in today's red hot construction environment by giving you the tools to better manage risk, improve your contracting process, and mitigate the legal environment. 

Presenter Roy E. Wagner will share valuable insight into project management, invoicing, lien practice, and claim avoidance.

Medically At Risk Drivers: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

Successful organizations have the ability to deliver quality, timely service to their clients all the while making safety a core value in their business. While these organizations take managing their risk very seriously, the scary reality is that they may have an exposure to risk that has them completely in the dark.

If there was a glaring gap in your safety and risk management strategy wouldn’t you want to know about it?

During this webinar we will explore the impact of cognitive impairment on driver performance, why it is often left undetected and what your organization can proactively do to protect your business, your driver and your community.

Your Critical Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

An important OSHA compliance deadline starts Feb. 1. Are you ready?

Most businesses will need to post their OSHA Form 300A from Feb. 1 through April 30. This document communicates with your people a summary of your OSHA recordable incidents (OSHA 300) for the previous year — that's work-related injuries and illnesses. Failure to meet this requirement could result in big fines for your organization!

In this HNI U webinar, attendees learn what's required on OSHA Form 300 & 300A, what incidents are OSHA recordable, and how to post this information to stay in compliance.

FMCSA & Wisconsin State Patrol Update - SLIDE DECKS AVAILABLE

This HNI University event discussed current regulatory and compliance issues that are impacting your business. Our speakers from the FMCSA and Wisconsin State Patrol shared information on changes in the works as well as what's going on currently with enforcement in roadside inspections and compliance reviews.

 

INSURANCE RENEWAL BASICS: A Crash Course to Navigate the Marketplace & Ensure Your Business is Protected [Sponsored by the WMCA] - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

In this webinar (sponsored by the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association) we will explore the world of insurance and what you need to be aware of as you complete your renewal process.

 

"Big Data" Meets Performance Management for Drivers - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

At this webinar, we will share ideas to break through “information overload” and get drivers and their managers focused on the most important metrics that affect driver profitability. 

 

Introduction to Subrogation & How it Impacts Trucking Companies - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

At this panel discussion, we will briefly cover what filings are required for which employers, and then dive into how you can meet this compliance obligation and collect the necessary data in an efficient way. 

 

CREATING A MAGNETIC EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE: Nurturing Talent From Recruit, to New Hire, to Evangelist - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

This HNI University event will feature a series of short presentations (TED Talk style, each 15 minutes or less) on how you can be the kind of organization that attracts and retains talent better than your competition. 

 

Complying with the ACA 6055 and 6056 Reporting Requirements - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE

At this panel discussion, we will briefly cover what filings are required for which employers, and then dive into how you can meet this compliance obligation and collect the necessary data in an efficient way. 

 

Navigating the Workplace Generation Gaps in Transportation - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

For the first time in history, there are four generations of employees working side by side, and each group brings a unique and valuable perspective. However, managing this mix of people to meet their maximum potential can be a challenge.

 

BEHAVIOR BASED SAFETY PROGRAMS: How Thinking Safe
Leads to Acting Safe - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE

Behavior-based safety programs look at where the “rubber meets the road” to improve employee adoption of your program recommendations. This webinar will cover behavior-based safety basics, focusing on how to motivate change through a basic understanding of human behavior and in-the-field observation.

 

Managing Employee Performance in a Manufacturing Environment - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE!

At this HNI University webinar, we will discuss techniques for managing performance and changing behaviors in a manufacturing setting. 

 

Preparing for an OSHA Inspection - SLIDE DECK AVAILABLE!

Knock knock. It’s OSHA at your door — now what? Flaws may be uncovered in even the strongest of safety cultures when held under the microscope of an OSHA inspection.

 

Building a Driver Wellness Program That Sticks - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE!

In this webinar, we'll talk through how to build a program that will instill a culture of wellness in your organization, starting from the day new drivers or employees are hired by making sure they are truly fit for duty.

 

OSHA Form 300A: Your Painless Path to Compliance by the Feb. 1st Deadline - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE!

Most businesses will need to post their OSHA Form 300A from Feb. 1 through April 30. This document communicates with your people your OSHA recordable incidents for the previous year — that's work-related injuries and illnesses. Failure to meet this requirement could result in big fines for your organization!

 

HR COMPLIANCE CRASH COURSE: Preparing for 6055 and 6056 Reporting Requirements - SLIDE DECK & RECORDING AVAILABLE!

It’s a new year, with new compliance requirements. Starting in 2015, HR professionals will need to start collecting data to file forms to comply with IRC (Internal Revenue Code) Section 6055 and IRC Section 6056.

 

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