Builders Exchange Killer Contract Clause Webinar Series: Avoiding The 10 Killer Contract Clauses
You are negotiating a new construction subcontract. There are always clauses you question. Some look innocent, others you believe are non-negotiable, others are just horrible–Killer Contract Clauses–that are out to get you. Seldom is a general contractor’s contract form fair and balanced contract. Why would it be? It was written by his or her lawyer to protect the contractor, not you. It has every bad clause in it the lawyer could think of to protect the contractor, but with the purpose of being negotiable. Watch to this webinar to learn about some of the worst clauses, what they mean to you and how to negotiate them away so you have a reasonable contract.

Year-end Legal Audit: Helpful Tips Put Into Practice
As 2016 draws to a close, now is the time to think seriously about year-end legal housekeeping, including tax planning and employment-related issues, and put those plans into action. The Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis Business Practice Group panelists will guide you through, and distribute a revamped version of our “Year-End Legal Audit.” In addition to giving you tools to inspect the foundation of your “legal house,” we will introduce a number of year-end tax strategies for individuals and businesses that may significantly improve your “bottom line .” Also new this year will be a discussion on identifying and protecting your business’ intellectual property and how best to address cyber security concerns.

The Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Rule Changes – Are you Ready?
Employers, mark your calendars. On December 1, 2016, the minimum salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) white-collar exemptions increases to an annual $47,476. This more-than doubling of the salary test is the biggest change to the FLSA in decades, and will add an approximate 4.2 million employees to the ranks of the non-exempt, to whom you must pay overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a week.

Five Biggest Mistakes Employers Make Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims
Speaker Steven Dlott, Partner, Meyer, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis spoke to members of the Western Reserve Safety Council on how to avoid mistakes that can cause your claim to be denied, to delay your receipt of benefits, or enable the insurance company to stop paying benefits.

Caring for a Loved One: Long Term Care and the Catastrophe
In this video, Al Hehr, Chair of our Estate Planning practice group, will walk you through the critical measures you must take sooner rather than later so that you may look to a future unburdened by the prospect of “losing everything.”

Avoiding the Ten Killer Contract Clauses
Negotiating a new contract. There are always clauses, some that look innocent others that are on their face horrible, that are out to get you. Seldom is a contract offered by a GC a fair an balanced contract. Listen to this webinar to learn about some of the worst clauses, what they mean to you and how to negotiate them away so you have a reasonable contract. In this video by Russell O’Rourke, learn about “Best Practices,” and contract clauses including: Pay-if-Paid; Retainage; Change Orders; Prospective Lien Waivers; Arbitration and Dispute Resolution; Indemnification; Flow-Down / Incorpiration by Reference; Expanding Scope of Work; No Damages for Delay; Accepting Final Payment; Non-Compete Agreements (even with your existing customers); Personal Liability for Corporate Default; and Schedule / Sequencing.

Going, Going, Gone… Cutting Edge Techniques for Marketing Commercial Real Estate in Today’s Market
Watch this roundtable discussion of emerging alternatives to marketing commercial real estate in today’s market. Hear what Ron Friedberg and Robert Fuerst of Meyers Roman and Mark Abood of Hanna Commercial Real Estate have to say about disposition options to property foreclosures which are typically costly and cumbersome. These options include receiverships–where recent changes in Ohio law have made it easier and quicker for a court-appointed receiver to dispose of commercial real estate property–as well as auctions, note sales and other accelerated alternatives.

Is The Government Out to Get You? Essential Human Relations Policies for Compliance
Recent aggressive initiatives by the EEOC, the DOL, the NLRB, and OSHA and their impact on your business are creating concern and uncertainty in the workplace. Credit/criminal background checks, LGBT discrimination, OSHA investigations, employee misclassification, and social media handbook policies will all be discussed in these videos, focusing on this most timely topic.

Don’t Let A Cyber Attack Paralyze Your Business
In this seminar, we discuss practical legal and technical measures you can put in place immediately to safeguard your business’ most important asset – information.

Look Before You Leap: Critical Factors to Consider Before You Structure a Business Succession Plan
This seminar particularly addresses the business owner, family members and advisors, and presents strategies for preparing a business for sale to a third party, structuring the sale of a business to family members or key employees, or passing the business on to heirs by gifting or selling.

Surviving Divorce: A Pathway to Health and Well-being
We’ll discuss the physical, emotional, and legal issues of divorce and how to support a friend or loved one who is facing this significant transition in life.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Can You Afford Costly Mistakes? Strategies, Tactics and Requirements For The ACA.
Learn specific strategies for navigating the uncharted waters of the new Obamacare mandates and the possible impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on your business.

Year-end Legal Audit For Your Business
Find out what you absolutely must know to successfully close out your 2013 legal affairs and get a head start on 2014.

Mock Workers’ Compensation Hearing
In this mock industrial commission hearing a nursing home housekeeping aid is claiming she was injured from tripping on a call chord.

Purchase Order Pitfalls and Protections
Do you or your clients buy or sell materials or equipment? Ohio has a surprising set of statutes that deal specifically with these contracts.

General Contractor Showcase

Negotiating A Fair Subcontractor Agreement
Negotiating Subcontractor Agreements can be tricky. You can get the simple construction contract you hoped for, if you start with a good bid. Learn how to pick the right legal forms for your bid.