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 in the private sector 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 of private and publicly held companies.

Previous Seminars

Immersed: Diving Deep Into Your Employment Policies & Practices

Dates & Locations:
     • PNC Park (Pittsburgh, PA): May 17, 2016, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  [CLOSED]
     • Marriott Town Center (Charleston, WV): June 24, 2016, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM  [CLOSED]
     • The Grandover Resort (Greensboro, NC): September 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM [CLOSED]

How long has it been since your company did a thorough review of your employment policies and practices? Where are your weak spots and potential litigation risks? Sometimes it takes getting completely IMMERSED to uncover the legal limitations and opportunities that lie deep beneath the surface. We want to help you discover the uncharted waters where you could be vulnerable and find the right solution.

In 2016, Spilman SuperVision™ will take a deep dive into the most pressing issues affecting today's workplaces. Join us to discuss how to audit your employment policies and practices to ensure they are in line with current regulations and best practices. This year’s event also will provide an opportunity for you to have Q&A time with a lawyer to discuss specific issues of concern to you. 

Previous Webinars

The Must Haves for an Effective (and Defensible) Workplace Investigation

Presenters: Erin Jones Adams, Carrie M. Harris
Date Presented: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

When employment problems arise, the first thing a good HR professional will do is investigate the claims. But what does a good investigation look like, and what do you need to consider during your investigation to head off or prepare for any potential litigation arising from the situation? Spilman Thomas & Battle Member Erin Jones Adams and Carrie Harris addressed these topics and more in a special one-hour webinar designed to help you handle your next investigation with confidence.

Employment Law Changes in the 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session

Presenters: Kevin L. Carr, Eric E. Kinder, Mitchell J. Rhein
Date Presented: Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

The 2016 West Virginia Legislative Session saw several controversial bills arise, including the “Establishing WV Workplace Freedom Act,” also referred to as the right-to-work bill. How will this newly enacted law affect West Virginia employers? In this webinar, Spilman Members Eric Kinder and Mitchell Rhein explained exactly what it does and does not do, and how you may be affected. They also addressed other key legislation adopted this year and how it will affect your business.

Contractors, Employees, Salary Basis: Get Your Classifications Right

Presenters: Larissa C. Dean 
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 used hypothetical examples of employment and salary situations to explain these changing employment classifications and 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 closely monitored these bills to share the latest updates with you. During this hour-long webinar, Spilman Members Eric Iskra, chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Eric Kinder discussed 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 discussed the components of an effective wellness program, the capacity for it to help your bottom line and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

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