Polsinelli Labor and Employment Webinar Series
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Our 2017 Labor and Employment Webinar Series will track the challenges that employers face through the highs and lows of the business cycle that can drive and ultimately determine a company’s success. Stages in this cycle can include company formation, growth through new investments or strategic alliances, and workforce restructuring due to changing economic conditions.

At each stage, there are discrete labor and employment issues that must be understood and addressed, which exist alongside complicating factors such as changing technologies, regulatory oversight and best practices for a compliant workforce. Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment attorneys will be joined by colleagues from practices across the firm (including Intellectual Property, White Collar, and Employee Benefits) to provide a comprehensive review of these issues.

In this series, we will follow the rise and fall of the innovative but fictional Diamond Datascram Inc. during the four main phases of the business cycle:

  1. Formation: Diamond Datascram Development
  2. Peak: Diamond Datascram Dominance
  3. Contraction: Diamond Datascram Decline
  4. Trough: Diamond Datascram Decimated


Diamond Datascram Inc. - Lifecycle of a Business



Diamond Datascram Development



Tech creative genius, Damien Diamond, has perfected an amazing new software solution he calls “Datascram.” Simply upload Datascram into your IT systems and, applying a complex set of algorithms, it identifies and prioritizes data; presenting businesses with an easy to understand summary of outdated or unnecessary data, which then can be easily and permanently deleted.

  • The HR System: Policies and Forms
  • Protecting Data & IP
  • Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenant Drafting




Diamond Datascram Dominance



Diamond Datascram Inc. is well-funded by private equity and looking to go public and global. The company has caught on like fire and competition for top talent is becoming fierce! Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment attorneys will be joined by colleagues in the Securities & Corporate Finance and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation practices to address the following issues common to companies in a strategic growth stage, including:

  • HR Considerations in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Hiring from Competitors
  • Staffing Arrangements
  • Global HR/Legal Issues
  • Public Company Issues




Diamond Datascram Decline



There is a glut of competitive product on the market and sales and the company stock prices are down. Damien Diamond has ordered immediate cost cutting, with significant implications both for the company’s bottom line and the lives of the employees currently on the payroll. Failure to proceed in accordance with the law could make Datascram’s problems even worse.

Issues addressed in this webinar include:

  • Reductions in Force & Workforce Restructuring Issues
  • Restrictive Covenant Enforcement Issues
  • Retention Agreements




Diamond Datascram Decimated



Datascram is being called a massive “Datascam.” Engineers cut corners and, as it turns out, data is not deleted forever. Instead, once deleted, it resides on a Nigerian server where it is sold to the highest bidder. As the company prepares to shut its doors, new questions emerge about Damian Diamond’s role in the fiasco and whether he could be held personally responsible for the company’s potentially criminal activities.

Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment attorneys will join colleagues from the firm’s Government Investigations and Compliance and Immigration practices to discuss:

  • Identifying and Investigating Company-Wide Misconduct
  • Immigration Issues
  • (Final) Wage Payment Obligations & Issues





If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Jackie McPhail at 816.691.3797 or webinars@polsinelli.com. There is NO CHARGE to you for this event.




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