Roundtable Seminars Schedule and Downloads

To access the downloadable files, please use the table below.

Date
Rountable Seminar
Presenter
Location
Time
Registration Links
09/08/2021
2021 Minimum Wage Increase...What You Need to Know
Rachel Comella, CertiPay VP of HR Sales
Zoom Call
2:30pm
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The change in the Florida minimum wage has the potential to impact business owners. In this roundtable, we will explore both the positive and negative impacts of a minimum wage increase.

Many opponents of the $15 minimum wage fear it will lead to job losses and business closures. However, proponents of the wage increase say that raising the federal minimum to $15 per hour will not only benefit workers, but it will also actually help small businesses by increasing consumer spending, lowering turnover and spurring better productivity and customer satisfaction.

By understanding the potential impacts and how to prepare for them, businesses can more easily plan for necessary changes.

10/06/2021
Conducting a Company Ethics Audit
Dr. Tracy Whitfield, Business Program Chair/Program Director for Keiser University
Zoom Call
2:30pm
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Conducting an ethical audit can be crucial in the detection of any impropriety that would otherwise go unchecked. This can include uncovering unscrupulous or illegal activity within your business, such as the unfair treatment of workers.

An ethical audit is not only to ensure that prohibited practices do not take place, but behaviors advocated in a company’s code of conduct, and within its written policies and procedures, actually exist in practice.

11/10/2021
The Importance of Hiring Military Veterans
Jeremy Sinnemaki,
Director of Veterans Employment and
Training Services
Zoom Call
2:30pm
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When employers hire veterans, they bring a different dynamic to the workforce. Veterans bring essential technical and interpersonal skills, discipline, leadership, loyalty, and many more attributes to a company’s workforce. The veteran mentality of “service before self” creates a success drive and exceeds beyond customers expectations. Veterans deliver expertise, on the job training, and advanced skills that could not be learned anywhere else. By hiring a veteran employers gain skillsets that include leadership, teamwork, honesty, and great decision making. They are model candidates for any industry or employer because of the great qualities they bring to the company. Employers also receive incentives from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program when hiring unemployed veterans. This workshop will provide information on how and why to recruit and retain veterans as employees as well as the benefits and incentives employers gain when veterans are hired.
12/07/2021
Financial Literacy for Employees
J. Lenora Bresler,
J.D., CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CVP
Zoom Call
2:30pm
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J. Lenora Bresler, J.D., CSP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CVP, is a well-known leadership speaker, author, trainer, and coach and the author of several books including Instant Insight: 15 Questions to Great Relationships. A frequent speaker over the years for our roundtables, she was the originating executive director of Polk Works WorkForce 2020. After witnessing the negative impact employees' financial problems had on her corporate clients, J. Lenora became passionate about financial literacy. She is licensed in Florida for life insurance and varied annuities, and has her Series 6 securities license. Now she is on a mission to bring financial understanding to companies and their employees throughout Florida. J. Lenora says, "Unnecessary stress, distracted performance, and unwanted turnover can all be traced to financial ignorance, but there is a cure!"
01/26/2022
Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace
William E. Grob, Esq.
Zoom Call
2:30pm
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Bill Grob focuses his practice exclusively on labor and employment law representing management. He has served as lead trial counsel in cases in federal and state courts and has extensive experience as lead counsel in a variety of labor and employment matters, including numerous collective actions, involving wage/hour and overtime litigation, race discrimination, disability discrimination, leave issues and harassment. Bill also regularly enforces and defends non-compete covenants, litigates trade secret matters, including obtaining injunctions and TROs, and handles employment issues across the country. Bill serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Practice Group, coordinating efforts and resources with attorneys across the country to serve clients more effectively and efficiently.
Bill also enjoys serving the legal and local community. In 2018, Bill was asked to serve as one of the only out-of-state members of the Georgia State University College of Law Board of Visitors and continues to serve in that capacity. Bill is the former Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Bill is also a past recipient of the CareerSource Polk Workforce Champion Award — presented for improving the quality of workforce services in Central Florida.
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