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Clark Hill PLC Kicks Off "Spring Education Webinar Series for Foodies," March 27

March 20, 2012


– Clark Hill’s 2nd annual, complimentary spring webinar series for foodies will begin on Tuesday, March 27, with “Labor and Employment Pitfalls,” presented by Maria Fracassa Dwyer. Maria Dwyer also will moderate the remaining sessions in the series and introduce colleagues from Clark Hill to present on their areas of expertise. The spring series provides additional tools and information regarding wage and hour issues, and corporate and legislative perspectives to assist individuals in running a successful business in the food industry.

The webinars take place once a month, through June, and last approximately one hour, beginning at 9 a.m. The full schedule is below. For more information and registration, please visit


March 27 – Labor and Employment Pitfalls

Learn how to avoid legal pitfalls when managing employees with substance abuse problems. This webinar will assist businesses in developing effective approaches for complying with the law while managing discipline issues, and responding to reasonable accommodation and leave requests.

Presented by:

Maria Fracassa Dwyer

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April 24 – State and Federal Wage and Hour Laws

The FLSA continues to create compliance problems for employers nationwide and the liability for violations of the FLSA continues to increase. It is estimated that 70 percent of FLSA collective actions involve the food industry. This webinar will review common FLSA violations and will discuss compliance issues and ways to avoid liability.

Presented by:

Mary A. Kalmink

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May 29 – A Corporate Perspective: How to Pick the Right Legal Entity for Your Business

This webinar will focus on the pros and cons of the various legal entity choices for a small business, including flexibility and informality, limited liability, capital structure, management, transferability of interests and a general overview of tax considerations. The webinar will provide your business with the tools to determine which structure is best for your business based on the various advantages and disadvantages addressed.

Corporate specialist:

Jean M. Weipert

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June 26 – Understand the Events in Washington, DC and the Public Policy Debates That Impact You

Please join us to learn more about the up-to-date changes in Washington on tax policy, lending programs and small business regulation that will impact you and your business.

Governmental Affairs specialist:

Peter D. Dugas

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