Webinars

UPCOMING: FMLA, LOA, & ADA: How Leaves of Absence Overlap, Join HR Director Bethany Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, as she discusses FMLA and other government-mandated leaves. During this webinar, Bethany clarifies the differences between FMLA and company leave of absence policies, including the rights and responsibilities of the company and the employee in both cases.

 

 

How to Start an Engaging Wellness Program, Successful workplace wellness programs focus on behavior change and provide employees with the tools they need to move toward and maintain healthy behaviors. Every company has different needs and different starting points. But creating a wellness program from scratch doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In this webinar, Cornerstone’s Director of Wellness Leah Hammel introduces a variety of wellness solutions for employers in every category. She also discusses the top three elements every wellness program needs to succeed.

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Documenting Discipline, Employers faced with challenging employees may feel tempted to terminate employment or make crucial decisions without having the proper documentation in place. This dangerous practice can lead to serious issues, including litigation. In this webinar, Bethany Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, Director of Human Resources, discusses the importance of a formal discipline process and how to keep thorough documentation that will mitigate risk and increase the effectiveness of disciplining employees. In addition, she talks about how regular performance reviews can help you manage your talent and provide a solid base for employee improvement or termination.

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Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery, One out of 4 businesses impacted by a disaster never reopens its doors. With 20 percent of businesses experiencing some type of business interruption, it’s important for business owners in every industry to be better prepared. Companies that have plans in place to help recover from the disaster are much more likely to stay in business. From power outages to major storms, this webinar hosted by Cornerstone Loss Control Consultant Tom Scherrer, CSP, CFPS, discusses how to deal with incidents that could impact your operations.

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Leveraging the Internet and mobile to Bring Efficiency to HR and Benefits, In this webinar, Joe Markland, president of HR Technology Advisors, presents a new and unique perspective on the HR technology market that most employers have not considered: how employers are leveraging technology to improve business processes and expand employee self-service. Technology solutions range from HR, benefits, payroll, time and attendance, Intranets, and more. Joe also discsusses future trends in HR technology, attempting to separate great stories from reality and give advice on how employers can evaluate their options and move their business into this new paradigm.

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Hiring Best Practices, Searching for the right candidate to fill a crucial position is a time-consuming and difficult process. As employers seek out the best employees, there are hours spent looking over applications and interviewing candidates. There is more at-risk for employers than time-spent locating the perfect employee, however. The hiring process is one of the most dangerous times for employer liability. During this webinar, Cornerstone’s Director of TotalHR Bethany Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, discusses the types of interview questions you can (and cannot!) ask, the importance of having an application along with a resume, and the proper way to complete and use background checks in the hiring process. She also talks about how an effective onboarding plan can keep your new hires in place.

 

Managing Risk and Protecting Employees in the Winter, The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that slips, trips, and falls accounted for 800 workplace fatalities in 2015 at a time when workplace deaths in the U.S. reached a six-year high. Slips, trips, and falls happen year-round of course, but winter ice and snow create a more hazardous environment that increases the risk of worker injuries. In this webinar, Tom Scherrer, CFP, CFPS, Cornerstone’s loss control consultant, discusses a variety of safety activities that will help your business deal with the hazards of winter, from vehicle and road safety to slip, trip, and fall prevention.

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I-9 Compliance Review, The I-9 Form has been updated. On Nov. 14, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the I-9 Employment Eligibility Form. Effective Jan. 22, 2017, employers must begin using the most current form.View this webinar hosted by Bethany Holliday, PHR, SHRM-CP, Cornerstone’s director of TotalHR, for details on how to remain in compliance.

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An Update on OSHA’s new Electronic Reporting Requirements and Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Starting in 2017, many employers will be required to electronically submit the summary of injuries and illnesses to OSHA, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Join us for a discussion with Ogletree Deakins Attorneys Gregg Lemley and Lance Witcher to learn more about the new injury reporting requirements. Our guest speakers also outline the correct use of disciplinary, incentive, and drug testing programs to minimize risk in your business operations.

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10 Health Tips for Surviving the Holidays, Did you know? Just an extra ~200 calories per day from Thanksgiving until the New Year could leave you with an extra 5 pounds to start off 2017! Join The Cornerstone Insurance Group for this 30-minute wellness webinar to discuss the best health tips for this holiday season. Leah Hammel, Cornerstone’s director of wellness, answers all your questions and addresses her top 10 health tips for surviving the holidays.

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On to the Election: Preparing for 2016 and Beyond, With the Presidential election a few days away, what could the outcome mean for the future of the Affordable Care Act? Tune in as we discuss the ups and downs of the Affordable Care Act and where a President Clinton or a President Trump may take the law in 2017 with James Slotnick, AVP of broker education for Sun Life.

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OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for General Industry and How to Avoid Them, On Aug. 1, 2016, penalties for OSHA citations increased by 78 percent! In this webinar, Cornerstone’s Loss Control Consultant Tom Scherrer, CSP, CFPS,explores the 10 most frequent OSHA violations in general industry and what steps to take to avoid potentially significant penalties.

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ACA Reporting – How to Plan for Next Year (For Employers with 50+ Full-Time Equivalents), We are excited to have made it through the first ACA Reporting requirement for filing and furnishing forms under IRS Sections 6055 and 6056! As you recall, Section 6056 applies to applicable large employers (ALEs) who are required to use Forms 1094-C and 1095-C to report information relating to the health coverage that they offer (or do not offer) to their full-time employees. This process has been a learning experience for all parties involved. Please join Lecie Steinbaum, director of plan services and compliance, to better understand what you can do over the next several months to prepare for next year’s filing and make it a smooth process.

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FLSA Overtime Change Update, The U.S. Department of Labor has issued final regulations regarding the much anticipated changes to the FLSA overtime regulations. Bethany Holliday, TotalHR director, will be walking webinar attendees through the changes, how they may impact your business, and next steps for your organization.                              

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OSHA Recordkeeping 101, Tom Scherrer, loss control specialist, will present the essential components of OSHA and the necessary recording requirements will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion about the resources available from The Cornerstone Insurance Group, including online OHSA reporting and compliance assistance.

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Motivating Employees, Despite the fact that more than 60% of employers with three or more employees offer a wellness program (93 percent of large employers offer a wellness program), low participation and lackluster results are common. The challenge of company wellness programs is motivating employees to take ownership of their health and providing the tools and support employees need to succeed. Join Gina Starnes, Director of TotalWellness,  as she dives into how to change lifestyle habits that encourage higher participation and behavior change in your company’s wellness program

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Retaining Key EmployeesKey employees play a significant role in contributing to the success of a company, and the loss of a key employee can have a devastating impact on the company’s bottom line. Please join our guest presenter Brian Seigel, JD, AEP, Brokerage Unlimited Inc.’s director of advanced planning, as he shares his expertise in determining and implementing strategies to limit the risk associated with the departure of key employees, and incentivizing them to remain within the employ of the company.

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Understanding FMLA,  FMLA is sometimes confused with a leave of absence, and it is important to understand how the two differ. Join us as Bethany Holliday, TotalHR director, provides an overview of the Family Medical Leave Act, clarifies the differences between FMLA and a company leave of absence policy, and discusses the rights and responsibilities of the company and the employee. She will also discuss how a leave of absence may be protected by the ADAAA and the importance of having a formal leave of absence policy if your organization is not subject to FMLA guidelines.

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ACA Reporting, Lecie Steinbaum, Director of plan services and compliance, provides an overview of the ACA Reporting requirements and offers a solution to our clients. During this webinar Lecie will cover:  What is an applicable large employer? Does my health plan offer minimum essential coverage? Is my health plan affordable? What information to I need to report? What are the penalties for not filing?

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All About Wellness Incentives, As workplace wellness continues to grow, wellness incentives have become more complex. What incentives work the best to help motivate your employees? What do you need to know about incentives and outcomes-based programs versus an activity-based programs? How does the Affordable Care Act and the new proposed EEOC guidelines affect wellness incentives? Gina Starnes, director of TotalWellness answers these and many more wellness questions in the webinar below.

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ACA Reporting – New Empoyer Requirements for 2015, This is a two-part recording of the presentation made at our client seminar for large employers. Lecie Steinbaum, CPA, director of plan services and compliance at The Cornerstone Insurance Group, and Burton Garland, shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, and Coray Grove, principal of Integrated Payroll Services, discuss the obligations and responsibilities of employers under the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate. Topics will include a review of the applicable requirements under IRS sections 6055 & 6056, payroll software concerns, recommended preparations for employers and solutions to problems you may encounter.

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Wellness: Behavior Change is Key, In this webinar Gina Starnes, director of TotalWellness, will discuss behavior change models, why motivation is overrated, how to change habits, and how to use this information to improve or create your own effective wellness program.

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Fair labor Standards Act – FMLA, Please listen to Bethany Holliday, director of TotalHR , as she explains some of the challenges employers may encounter when dealing with FLSA. This session will focus on identifying exempt vs. non-exempt employees, how overtime should be calculated and paid, and penalties employers may face for violating FLSA regulations.

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Retirement Plan Check-up, The Cornerstone Insurance Group presents Pete Fogle at OneAmerica, a 20-year retirement industry veteran, as he reviews five key aspects of a retirement plan and the responsibilities that plan sponsors have to ensure that their plan is up to speed.

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Financial Wellness, During this one-hour webinar, Travis Freeman, CFP, president of Four Seasons Financial Education and the author of Make Your Money Work, discusses how financial wellness can decrease costs and increase productivity.

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