Vertical Alliance Group believes one of the most important ways to empower the industries we serve is through knowledge. Each month we host a series of free webinars designed to empower school district administrators, trucking management teams, and human resource professionals with the knowledge they need to be compliant and successful in their industry.

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How to Prepare for Major CSA Changes in 2019

Who: CSA Data Experts Craig Lack & Buddy Walls (Carrier Software)

Here is what you’ll learn

  • How CSA is Going to Change
  • Current CSA vs New IRT Model
  • How This Will Affect Transportation Companies
  • How you Can Stay Ahead of the CSA Changes

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Costly Legal Mistakes Waiting to Happen: Why You Need to Know What’s in Your Files

March 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM CDT

Here is a short outline of the talking points for the webinar:

  1. Tariffs and the High Value Cargo Claims – The ICC Termination Act of 1995 no longer requires motor carriers transporting property to maintain a tariff, so why should you have one?
  2. Duty to Read – Did you know that your company will be bound (subject to limited exceptions), to executed contracts, even when the motor carrier does not read the contract? What contracts are your company signing?
    a. Broker agreements
    b. Shipper agreements
    c. Factoring agreements
  3. Class Action Waivers – Whether you are a two truck operation, or a 1,000 power unit company, what steps have you taken to avoid class action litigation?
  4. Arbitration agreements – There are better things to do than spend your time in a courtroom. Have your companies considered the utility in avoiding protracted litigation through arbitration provisions. If you have arbitration clauses in your contract, are they still enforceable following New Prime v. Oliveria?
  5. Certificates of Insurance – Do you know whether your company will be covered by a third party’s insurance policy in the event of a claim? Never assume anything.

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Employee Handbooks: Policy Updates You Need to Make

October 23, 2018 - 10:00 AM CDT

When was the last time you updated your employee handbook? For many companies, the answer could mean bad news. If you are ever faced with litigation, an outdated employee handbook could make the hot water you’re in even hotter.

As Federal and state laws change each year, companies need to review their policies and procedures and update employee handbooks for compliance. Join us on October 23rd, as attorney Greg McAllister reviews new laws in multiple areas that you need to understand as you review policies and update your employee handbooks.

In this hour long webinar, you will learn:

  1. What new court, legislative, and regulatory developments impact your company’s policies
  2. How to include disclaimer language in your employee handbook to protect your company
  3. How to avoid accidently creating a binding contract by the language in your handbook
  4. What well-meaning policies in your handbook could hurt your company during litigation
  5. How to quickly educate your employees on changes to policies and ensure they understand your new handbook

About the Presenter:
reg McAllister practices for Littler Mendelson in Dallas, Texas, where he advises employers regarding overtime, noncompetition/nonsolicitation, trade secrets, independent contractor classification, and executive compensation. He has been successful in responding to charges by the EEOC and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), including winning reversals. Among his many accomplishments, he has also obtained two unanimous defense jury verdicts in class/collective action lawsuits regarding overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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What to Do Before & After OSHA Knocks: An Interactive Look at the Legal Aspects of OSHA and Citation Defense

August 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM CDT

Do you know how the Secretary of Labor’s right to enforce the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) may potentially affect your business? More importantly, do you know the step-by-step legal process your company should follow if a citation is issued?

Join us on August 15th, as attorney Travis W. Vance goes through practical, “real world” information regarding the various legal aspects of OSHA, including references to actual scenarios where citations have been issued.

In this hour-long webinar, you will learn:

  1. What ramifications may result from payment of citations, event after settlement negotiations have taken place
  2. How to put a plan in place to prepare for an OSHA inspection
  3. What your company’s rights are if and when OSHA arrive
  4. How to best respond during an OSHA inspection

Plus, you’ll learn how to put procedures in place to enhance employee safety and learn how to comply with OSHA’s anti-retaliation rules.

About the Presenter: 
Travis Vance is a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office. He has tried matters across several industries and various subject matters, including employment litigation, business disputes and matters prosecuted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He uses unique or outside-the-box approaches to counsel employers and owners on all aspects of employment law and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and workplace safety-related claims. Travis handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MSHA, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

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