Upcoming Seminar – Best Practices for Dealing with State and Federal Agencies

Imagine this:  One morning, a team of Department of Labor Wage and Hour investigators shows up at your business, unannounced.  They demand immediate access to payroll and tax records, and ask to speak with employees for confidential interviews.  Do you know how to respond?

Nearly all businesses will, at some point, face demands from federal and state agencies like the Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state unemployment agencies, state workers’ compensation commissions and federal and/or state occupational and safety health administrations.   These agencies have the power to enter your business, conduct audits, request the production of documents and position statements, and conduct hearings that may become public record.

In an era of increasingly aggressive agency actions, it is important to know best practices for interacting with federal and state agencies.  We have scheduled a seminar discussing “Best Practices for Dealing with State and Federal Agencies” to be held on March 23rd, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Abilities Network, 8503 LaSalle Road, Towson, MD 21286.  The seminar will cover topics such as how to proactively prepare for government audits, how to respond to an EEOC charge of discrimination, and when to fight unemployment insurance claims.

As always, there is no charge for the seminar.  Please contact Alison Christian at achristian@smithdowney.com or (410) 321-9000 to register.  (Light refreshments will be served.)

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