Financial Poise™ and West LegalEd Center Announce “The Intersection of Bankruptcy and...Labor/Employment," a Webinar Premiering March 5th at 2pm CST

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Financial Poise™ Webinars and West LegalEdcenter are pleased to announce the March 5th premiere of a new webinar “BANKRUPTCY INTERSECTIONS 2018: The Intersection of Bankruptcy and...Labor/Employment" which looks at the labor/employment issues that can arise when a company files for bankruptcy protection.

Even before a company files for bankruptcy protection, multiple employment and labor issues can arise.

Bankruptcy law is generally a federal-based practice, and governed by title 11 of the United States Code (the Bankruptcy Code). Bankruptcy law, however, is far from an insular practice; there is substantial interplay between bankruptcy law and almost every other area of law due to the myriad legal issues that arise during the course of a bankruptcy case. This webinar series focuses on how issues involving intellectual property, employment and labor, tax law, and environmental law are treated through the prism of bankruptcy.

The first episode of the series, The Intersection of Bankruptcy and...Labor/Employment, airs on March 5th at 2:00 PM CST (Register Here) and features Moderator Jonathan Friedland of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger. He is joined by Shelley Kinsella of Elliott Greenleaf, Mark S. Melickian of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger, and Jesse Moore of Dykema Cox Smith. to discuss the myriad of employment/labor issues that may arise in the context of a bankruptcy.

Even before a company files for bankruptcy protection, multiple employment and labor issues can arise. This webinar addresses the ramifications of the failure of a debtor to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), which requires employers to provide written notice in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs under certain conditions and may subject the debtor to liability. It also examines employee wage and claim issues that are often triggered by the filing for bankruptcy protection, as well as the special treatment provided by the Bankruptcy Code for collective bargaining agreements and retiree health care benefits, which makes modification or rejection of such agreements more difficult during the bankruptcy proceeding.

The BANKRUPTCY INTERSECTIONS 2018 Series is produced by Financial Poise™. The final two episodes in the series are “The Intersection of Bankruptcy and… Tax” airing on April 9th, and “Intersection of Bankruptcy and…Environmental,” airing on May 7th. Each episode airs at 2:00 PM CST. All episodes will be available live through West LegalEdCenter and then on-demand following the live premiere.

As with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode is delivered in Plain English understandable to investors, business owners, and executives without much background in these areas, yet is also valuable to attorneys, accountants, and other seasoned professionals. And, as with every Financial Poise Webinar, each episode brings you into engaging, sometimes humorous, conversations designed to entertain as it teaches. Each episode in the series is designed to be viewed independently of the other episodes, so that participants will enhance their knowledge of this area whether they attend one, some, or all episodes.

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