From television documentaries to CLEs, Spilman attorneys try to participate in events that make sense for us and our clients. Spilman-hosted seminars help organizations prepare for what lies ahead. Our knowledgeable professionals share recommendations and best practices for navigating the complexities of the business world. You will find our upcoming events listed below. Please check back often for updates!

Spilman's SuperVision Learning Series


The SuperVision™ learning series is Spilman's comprehensive approach to helping businesses maximize their human capital. Our symposiums and webinars focus on high-level human capital issues affecting businesses in our region.

We offer this series free of charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including C-level executives, company presidents, human resources directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel.

Upcoming Seminars

SuperVision: Maximizing the Value of Your Human Capital

You know employees are your most valuable asset, but what does that mean in practical terms? As the employer’s market of the past several years remains in flux, what can you do to ensure you attract and retain the best and brightest on your team? How can you minimize your chances for costly litigation? How can you ensure that not only do your employees feel like valued members of your team, but that you are maximizing the value your company gets from its employees?
In 2015, Spilman SuperVision™ will address these questions and more. Join us to discuss the human resources issues important to you. We will discuss talent recruitment and onboarding practices, new NLRB rules to watch out for, employee leave scenarios, workplace investigations, and terminations. This year’s events also will provide a unique opportunity for you to have time “off-the-clock” with a lawyer to discuss specific issues of concern to you.
SuperVision™ is offered at no charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including company CEOs, presidents, human resource directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel. Legal and HR continuing education credits will be available to attendees as an added benefit of attendance.

For a complete agenda and to register, click below on your preferred date/location. We look forward to seeing you!

Previous Webinars

Contractors, Employees, Salary Basis: Get Your Classifications Right

Presenters: Larissa C. Dean, King F. Tower
Date Presented: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Big changes are on the horizon for employers. The Department of Labor has recently proposed new regulations to the salary basis test for white collar exemptions and issued new guidance for independent contractors. This DOL is signaling that more of your workforce should be classified as “employees” and that fewer employees will qualify as “exempt” from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. These new rules and regulations will likely impact your business. Now is the time to prepare. In this webinar, Spilman attorneys King Tower and Larissa Dean will use hypothetical examples of employment and salary situations to explain these changing employment classifications and to provide you with best practice tips for evaluating your workforce in advance of the pending change to the regulations. You will walk away from this webinar with a better understanding of how these new rules and regulations are likely to impact your business and a workable framework to evaluate your workforce and prepare for the changes to employment classifications.

How Might Your Company be Affected by West Virginia's Employment Law Changes?

Presenters: Eric W. IskraEric E. Kinder
Date Presented: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Several bills affecting employers in West Virginia were brought before the 2015 Legislative Session, including bills relating to discrimination, prevailing wage, wage payment issues, and more. Which ones passed, and how will they affect you? Our attorneys have closely monitored these bills and are ready to share the latest updates with you. Join Spilman Members Eric Iskra, chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Eric Kinder for this hour-long webinar to learn what changes you need to be prepared for.

What's Next in Employee Wellness: Impact of the ACA and New EEOC Initiatives

Presenters: Erin Jones AdamsEric E. Kinder
Date Presented: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Affordable Care Act provides employers with a road map on how to implement and administer employee wellness programs. Spilman attorneys Eric Kinder and Erin Jones Adams will discuss the components of an effective wellness program, the capacity for it to help your bottom line and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Community Banking Excellence

Our Community Banking Practice Group offers a series of events and webinars to engage in a more in-depth conversation with our friends and clients about the community banking issues affecting them today.

Previous Webinars

Facing Merger Challenges

Presentation Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Spilman Member Hugh B. Wellons, with Stephen M. Lane of Strategic Risk Associates, discuss the challenges to completing a successful bank merger. Learn what they believe to be the top challenges and how to manage them. This webinar also will help any bank prepare to be considered for a merger.


Cybersecurity Risks in the Face of an Evolving Bank Liability Standard for Commercial Accounts

Presentation Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
The growth of electronic banking and ingenuity among cyberthieves continues to present increased risks for financial institutions in the areas of account takeovers, cyber theft, and unauthorized transfers. The standards for allocating liability for losses between customers and financial institutions continue to develop based on recent court decisions. In this webinar, Spilman Member Scott Adams will discuss recent warnings from cases addressing these issues and the statutory framework for allocating losses. You will also learn best practices for addressing cybertheft risks with commercial customers.

Environmental Forum

The environmental practice arena is a dynamic regulatory space.  Laws and regulations continue to evolve; enforcement postures and procedures vary from state to state, and across industries and regulatory domains. Significant recent events in our region have brought environmental compliance and safety to the forefront of public debate.  Keeping up can be a daunting task. Spilman's Environmental Practice Group regularly monitors and provides comments on new and changing regulations as they arise. When our clients need guidance on hot or emerging environmental issues, and a simple newsletter or email update just isn't enough, our Environmental Forum provides more in-depth educational opportunities via webinars or seminars exploring those issues. For more information about upcoming Environmental Forum events, please contact Pamela Kesling, Client Relations Specialist, at 

Previous Webinars

Aboveground Storage Tank Rules: What's Happening Now?

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 12:00 p.m. EST
Spilman Thomas & Battle attorneys have been following developments and changes in the Aboveground Storage Tank Act since it was first introduced in the West Virginia Legislature in January 2014. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection filed proposed legislative rules and following the public comment period filed “agency-approved” rules for submission to the Legislative Rulemaking Review Committee. In this webinar Spilman attorneys Dave Yaussy and Mark Clark bring you up to speed on the current status of the rules and what’s next.

Meet Your Deadlines: West Virginia AST Act Challenges

Presenters: Mark D. Clark, David L. Yaussy
Presentation Date: October 30, 2014
Spilman environmental attorneys discuss the challenges and deadlines of West Virginia's AST Act.

Shale Gas Development and USEPA's New Oil & Gas Air Rules Package
Presenter: M. Katherine Crockett
Presentation Date: December 4, 2012
Spilman attorney M. Katherine Crockett, whose practice focuses on general environmental law, Marcellus & Utica Shale matters, environmental administrative appeals and civil environmental litigation, discusses new oil and gas air rules put in place by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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