El Dorado News

October 15, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Small business training to be presented Monday in El Dorado

This article was published November 10, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

The Arkansas Women’s Business Center and PPGMR Law Firm will be hosting “Rules and Regulations for Small Businesses” from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Monday, at the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Main St., according to Liz Young, director of the Arkansas Women’s Business Center.

She said the training will cover 10 topics, including Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Workplace Harassment, Data Security, What belongs in an Employee Handbook, Worker’s Compensation, Intellectual Property 101 for Entrepreneurs (how to protect your brands, creations, and inventions), All About Trade Secrets: Effective Confidentiality Agreements for Start-ups and Small Businesses, Legal Issues in Doing Business Online (clean up your web presence with effective privacy policies, user terms, and content and social media and advertising policies), and Exporting and International Trade for Small Businesses.

The workshop will go in-depth on how to choose a great brand name, how to strengthen your brand against competitors, how to decide whether copyright or patent protection is right for you and what to do to protect your creations and inventions, how to keep the “secret sauce” of your business working for you, and how to leverage those assets with your business partners.

Those attending will learn proper website compliance for the ADA Act and avoid unlawful pre-employment questions in interviews and applications. They will learn how to make the right choices for their company and for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to avoid miss-classifying employees and independent contractors, and avoid improperly treating employees as exempt or nonexempt.

The training is a free event but participants are encouraged to register with Shay Kaldem to save their seat at skaldem@winrock.org or (870) 864-8429. WBC’s programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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