June 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon–Small Business Development Center talk on Classification of Independent Contracts vs. Employees. Misclassifying workers as independent contractors when they should actually be employees is one of the more expensive errors a company can make. Learn the factors that the government considers, how to spot potential problems, and get some guidance on how to properly classify workers. Registration is required and can be accessed here. Location TBD.
July 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.–A Place to Start: Join us for an evening full of inspiration and knowledge. Whether you’ve already started your business or have an idea, come network, hear Green Couch participants speak and have access to valuable local resources including BuroBox, SCORE, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Washington County Chamber of Commerce and me, Matt the Lawyer! Seating is limited so register early to attend! Click here to Register. Location Worx Graphic Design, Inc. 22 N. Mulberry Street, Suite 311, Hagerstown.
July 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon–Small Business Development Center talk on Legal Risk Management. Every business has risks, this session provides you with a framework for managing your business’ legal risks but the techniques can be applied to nearly any other risk your business faces. Registration is required and can be accessed here. Location TBD.
September 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Small Business Development Center talk on Employee Handbooks. Employee handbooks help management treat employees consistently to avoid charges of discrimination, but they also help employees understand the culture and expectations. If you are going to have an employee handbook, then you should make sure that the handbook covers important topics such as discrimination and harassment, wage and hour matters, and other concerns employees might have. Registration is required and can be accessed here. Location TBD.