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July

29 How to Develop HIPAA Policies and Procedures - This training program will overview what constitutes a comprehensive set of HIPAA policies and procedures and why you need them. It will also demonstrate how to customize a set of HIPAA policies and procedures for a health care organization.


Why Should You Attend:

This course will focus on three situations where having a set of HIPAA policies and procedures are mandatory:

First, the policies and procedures become a good reference to ensure that all areas are addressed for becoming HIPAA compliant.
Second, HIPAA regulations require covered entities and business associates to have a set of policies and procedures directing the workforce to perform their tasks in a controlled environment. Having a set of policies and procedures is positive evidence of the health care organization exercising due diligence.
Third, if there is a breach, the health care organization needs to demonstrate that it has proactively implemented comprehensive policies and procedures.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

What is a comprehensive set of HIPAA policies and procedures and why do you need them
What to look for in a set of HIPAA policy and procedure templates on the internet
How to customize a set of HIPAA policies and procedures for a health care organization
How to train a health care organization workforce in employing HIPAA policies and procedures
How to use the HIPAA policies and procedures to perform a HIPAA assessment

Who Will Benefit:

Health Care Organizations
Office Management
Staff
Dentists
Physicians
Business Associates (companies engaged in business with health care organizations)

Instructor Profile:

Jim Wener has over 40 years of experience in assisting health care organizations – both providers and payers - identify their automation requirements and helping these organizations select and successfully implement the automation most applicable for their needs. Since 1996, he has been an active lecturer, trainer and HIPAA assessment consultant assisting a variety of health care providers (hospitals, payers, clinics and individual physician practitioners) become HIPAA compliant. He developed the IBM HIPAA assessment and training products for their consulting practice. Mr. Wener is a certified HIPAA consultant and has authored articles regarding various topics on the subject. His HIPAA consulting practice offers comprehensive HIPAA privacy and security consulting tools, practice walkthrough assessment tools, a full set of HIPAA privacy and security policy and procedures templates, training presentations and a breach mitigation tool – all geared and used by small and large health care organizations.


For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/how-to-develop-hipaa-policies-and-procedures-webinar-training-703951-prdw?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 888-717-2436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1BG5K81
Fee: $129.00 One Dial-in One Attendee

30 A+ on Retaliation Claims Compliance: Deal with the problems In House rather than in the Court House - This training program will focus on steps to build a successful retaliation claims compliance program. Retaliation is now the most common type of discrimination alleged nationally, topping race (35%), gender (29%) and disability (29%). With these figures in mind, the webinar will also detail techniques for developing a strong defense against retaliation claims and timely investigation process for all claims of retaliation.


Why Should You Attend:

With retaliation claims are on the rise, companies must be careful when dealing with an employee who has made complaints about the workplace. This webinar will provide best practices for processing and responding to complaints and provide an understanding of when someone qualifies for protected status. Companies can prevent and protect themselves from employment lawsuits and EEOC claims with compliance training for both supervisors and managers.

Some of the key topics to be addressed in the course are:

Why has there been an increase in retaliation claims?
What does a plaintiff have to establish for a whistleblowing claim?
Understand techniques to monitor conduct to ensure retaliation does not occur.
Timely investigation process for all claims of retaliation.
Define techniques for developing a strong defense against retaliation claims.
Steps for building a successful compliance program.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Prohibiting retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
What constitutes unlawful retaliation?
Definition of protected activity and who may be protected
Identify potential pitfalls in supervising employees who have engaged in protected activity
Best practices for disciplining employees who may be protected
Terminating an employee for legitimate reasons even if engaged in protected activity



For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/retaliation-claims-compliance-dealing-with-the-problems-in-house-webinar-training-703909-prdw?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 888-717-2436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1JngYBf
Fee: $149.00 One Dial-in One Attendee

30 TIN Matching and B Notices - How to Minimize the Paperwork from Complaints on IRS Information Returns - This IRS regulatory compliance training will explain the TIN matching system best practices to eliminate form 1099 reporting errors. It will also provide you the tools to effectively handle B- Notices in order to avoid fines and penalties.

Why Should You Attend:

How do you know your vendor’s W-9s are correct? What are the consequences of filing incorrect name and ID numbers on their 1099s?

In just 90 minutes, you can begin to develop a solid plan to move your company toward near absolute regulatory compliance, efficiency improvements, standardized processes and adequate documentation to ensure your 1099s contain accurate information that will agree with the IRS’s records. You will all but eliminate your B-Notices from the IRS!

This webinar highlights the opportunities to reduce the risk of being out of compliance with your Form 1099 reporting requirements with the Internal Revenue Service. This session will discuss registration with the IRS, the two methods you may use to perform electronic Name/Taxpayer Identification Number matching. It will also discuss best practices protocols for handling CP-2100 notification from the IRS regarding Name/TIN mismatches on your forms 1099, 1098, etc (commonly known as B-Notices). Understand the difference between and 1st and 2nd B-Notice and the related differences in required vendor responses.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Starter question: what is TIN Matching?
Who must request access to the TIN Match system?
How do we register to use the system?
How does the TIN Match system work?
What are the best practices for managing 1099 reporting requirements?
How do I deal with vendors who report incorrect information on their W-4’s?
B-Notices: when I receive a letter from the IRS stating I have incorrect names/TINS on my 1099’s, what must I do and what about the deadlines?
What if I receive a Notice of Proposed Penalty?

Attend this webinar and you will learn the answers to all of these questions!

Who Will Benefit:

Financial Officers
Tax Managers
Accounts Payable Managers
Internal Auditors
Information Technology design staff
Staff with roles and responsibilities in purchasing, vendor management, tax compliance management, and IT systems design

Instructor Profile:

Miles Hutchinson is a CGMA and experienced businessman. He has been an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the chief financial officer of a $1 billion real estate development company. Mr. Hutchinson is a professional speaker and consultant who has presented over 2,000 seminars and training sessions on myriad business and financial topics, like financial analysis and modeling, accounting, strategic planning, and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He is recognized as an expert in payroll, and sales and use tax as well as financial modeling and analysis, business strategy and communications.

He is the author of several useful accounting and tax tools. His clients include Abbott Labs, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Citicorp, Corning, the FBI, the FDA, the Federal Reserve, GE, Pfizer, Siemens, US Marine Corps, and the US Army.

Topic Background:

With a tax gap of over $200 billion, the IRS continues to target the worst offenders. Independent contractors are a Tier 1 audit issue (top tier). Businesses, non-profits and not-for-profits alike are in the sights of the IRS for raising additional tax revenue. All of these entities should work to streamline their regulatory compliance activities and we offer a quick study of the best practices to help you simplify your procedures and systems to accomplish this goal.


For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/tin-matching-and-b-notices-paperwork-from-complaints-on-irs-information-returns-webinar-training-703028-prdw?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 888-717-2436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1ROxsl6
Fee: $249.00 One Dial-in One Attendee

30 Changes to the Uniform Commercial Code: Not Again! Important Updates & the Upcoming Amendments - This webinar will cover the changes to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), what you need to know about UCC and their upcoming amendments. You will learn how to document, close and record secured transactions that are covered by Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.


For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/changes-to-the-uniform-commercial-code-best-practices-for-lenders-and-loan-documentation-webinar-training-703407-prdw?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 888-717-2436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1Cy9yDn
Fee: $199.00 One Dial-in One Attendee

1 Writing Effective Audit Observations - This webinar will provide the principles for writing an effective audit report. The audit report represents the end result of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews and discussions. It is used to provide information to management on the areas you reviewed. And, more importantly, the report brings issues to their attention that needs to be addressed. How well you communicate that information is critical to getting the results you are seeking.

Why Should You Attend:

An audit report typically represents the conclusion of weeks of reviews, analyses, interviews and discussions. It demonstrates the value of your work as it provides information on the areas you reviewed and that needs to be addressed. Effectively communicating the results can positively influence readers and get the results you are seeking. A well written audit report adds value to your clients by providing:

Concise and persuasive reports
Observations and conclusions that can be easily communicated to a broad audience
Conclusive data that will enable them to take necessary action

The keys to an effective audit report are:

Knowing your reader and how to craft an audit report that will get their attention
Understanding the IIA Standards for report writing
Developing the best audit report structure for your situation
Knowing how to write effective audit findings
Understanding techniques to enhance the quality and look of your report

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

Understand the report writing provisions in the Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Write audit reports that meet the needs of your audit clients and prompt them to take action on your recommendations.
Write audit findings using the five elements of an audit observation: criteria, condition, cause, consequences, and corrective action.
Understand the typical audit report structure for various types of reports.
Understand the mandatory information required for every audit report and other best practices.
Improve the quality of your audit reports through techniques that address tone, clarity, conciseness, and accuracy.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Identifying the Audit Report Provisions in the IIA Standards
Audit Report Writing Purpose
Types of Audit Reports
Elements of an Audit Report
Five Cs of an Audit Finding
Audit Report Quality
Audit Report Enhancements
Wrap Up and Review

Who Will Benefit:

Chief Audit Executives
Audit Directors
Audit Supervisors
Audit Managers
Staff Auditors
Government Auditors
Compliance Auditors
Internal Control Specialists
Public Accountants
Accounting Analysts
Business Analysts
Quality Control Specialists
Manual Developers
Accounting Managers
Quality / Operations VPs
Directors
Payroll Managers
Finance Managers

Instructor Profile:

Jonnie Keith has been in auditing for over 40 years. He retired in 2012 as the assistant general manager (AGM) of internal audit with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Atlanta, GA. He served in that capacity for over 10 years and was responsible for administering their overall audit activities. He was also responsible for the review and approval of all internal audit correspondence including audit reports, executive summaries, internal and external correspondence, etc.

Prior to that, he worked at MARTA as the operational audit manager and senior contract compliance auditor. He also worked at Norfolk Southern Railway (Southern Railway) as a senior operational auditor and started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as a bank examiner.


For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/best-practices-for-effective-audit-report-writing-webinar-training-703740-prdw?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 888-717-2436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1C40coi
Fee: $199.00 One Dial-in One Attendee

1 Successful Business Fraud: What Happens If They Don't Get Caught? - This course will offer participants an in-depth understanding of the logistics of business fraud. It will also discuss how they get started and what motivates a business owner or top senior executive to steal from their company.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar will discuss:

Types of acts. Specific types of acts are more easily concealed than others. Learn which acts are more successful within different industries.
Keeping it a secret. Secrecy is an essential component of fraud. How to keep a secret over a long period.
Risks created. Situations created fraudulently expose a company to risks that involve the company, its investors and lenders and other stakeholders. These situations arise without expectation or preparation. The list will surprise you.
Gains lost. Senior management benefitting from fraud often makes decisions that benefit their personal interests than the company's.
Rolling forward a few years. Various fraud techniques can be concealed for extended periods, including years. During certain periods, these schemes become more difficult to conceal.
Emerging risks facing companies and financial institutions. Risks facing lenders by such acts.
Controls you can establish within your organization. What an employee at any level can do, cannot do, and what possible steps they can take. And the risk to themselves.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Understanding the logistics of business fraud. The "nuts 'n bolts" of committing long term business fraud.
Recognizing the behavior of perpetrators. Suspicion and action are not necessarily related.
Aspects and beliefs generally associated with business fraud. What we hear about and what we don't hear about. The unspoken realities of this back door industry.
Why popular precautions are of less value than claimed checks and balances, debits and credits and forensic accounting are popular techniques and slogans. Do they really achieve anything?
Risks taken and caused by perpetrators.
How they often get started. What motivates a business owner or top senior executive to steal from their company? It's not always greed.
What types of fraud are most prevalent and how to mitigate the risk.
How financial checks and balances can make embezzlement more difficult. Embezzlement is the easiest form of business fraud to spot. Yet, it is so prevalent. Why does it continue to exist? Why do we hear so little about it in closely held companies?
What to do if you suspect internal fraud. The five D's of fraud spotting.

Who Will Benefit:

Attorneys
Internal and external audit professionals
Internal control professionals
Finance and accounting management
Compliance and ethics managers
Loss prevention and risk specialists
Security professionals
Fraud examiners
Procurement/purchasing and payables specialists
Investment management professionals
Large business owners
Accounting and audit practitioners
HR managers
Senior financial management seeking to reduce their vulnerability to costly frauds

Instructor Profile:

Alex Kwechansky focuses on business fraud discovery, resolution and recovery. His specialty is untraceable fraud with no paper trail. He holds an accreditation of Diplomate from the American Board of Forensic Accounting. Among his written works is a guide to protect people from phony investments titled, "How to Spot another Bernie before He Has Madoff with Your Money?" He has presented this topic to many business and professional groups. Mr. Kwechansky has created and taught over 50 seminars for accountants and attorneys dealing with untraceable fraud and executive techniques used to manipulate both the books and the accountant. These seminars followed over twenty years of developing and teaching his own business courses at UCLA's Business Extension School including his business fraud course.

Topic Background:

Company owners and majority shareholders are in a unique position of being in control of all facets and all decisions of their company. Company owners do not defraud their own companies, they use their companies to defraud others. Those "others" can be a varied list including those who can prosecute them. Techniques and schemes vary by industry and are rarely, if ever, reported in the media. Secrecy dominates. These closely held companies employ the majority of the labor force. Their fraudulent acts cause significant risks and opportunity denials that this webinar will focus on. Several industry sectors will be discussed.


For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/business-fraud-identification-detection-and-controls-webinar-training-703966-prdw?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code 232082 and get 10% off on registration.

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 888-717-2436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1ROPzHE
Fee: $149.00 One Dial-in One Attendee

October

29 - 1 FMLA and ADA Compliance Certificate Program - Course Description: Is your company at risk for non-compliance of FMLA and/or ADA? Is your company a lawsuit waiting to happen?

This 3-day seminar discusses and explains major provisions of FMLA and ADA and provides an outline for untangling the multitude of obligations employers face under the two laws, as well as integration with other leave laws.

The key to untangling ADA and FMLA is to understand the obligations under each statute. Therefore, it is crucial for employers to have at least a basic knowledge of the laws to apply them correctly and avoid litigation.

This comprehensive program includes information packed sessions that provide complete coverage of all aspects of the federally-required FMLA and ADA compliance and best practices. You will learn the practical strategies and procedural recommendations that will enable you to tackle the challenging FMLA and ADA issues you confront everyday!



Why you should Attend:

When employers are not properly prepared for FMLA and ADA issues, companies could face discrimination suits, litigation, settlements, lawyer fees, unplanned expenses, employee turnover, morale issues, and possible negative community image. This FMLA and ADA program can assist companies in maintaining employment law compliance.


Who Will Benefit:

Business Owners
COO's, CFO's Managers
Directors
HR Representatives
HR Generalists
Managers
Supervisors, etc.


For Registration - http://www.complianceonline.com/hr-certification-program-fmla-ada-compliance-leaves-law-seminar-training-80299SEM-prdsm?channel=lasr


Note: Use coupon code < NB5SQH8N > and get 10% off on registration, Valid till Dec 31st 2015

Address: DoubleTree San Diego Downtown 1646 Front Street , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 8887172436 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: referral@complianceonline.com
Web: bit.ly/1iGTlrN
Fee: Seminar One Registration - $1799

30 Validation and Use of Cloud Computing in FDA Regulated Environments - Why Should You Attend:
Cloud computing can significantly reduce investment and operating costs for IT operations. However when used in FDA and other regulated environments they need to be validated to ensure consistent on-going performance and security and integrity of stored and managed data. While there are guidelines available on how to deal with standard networks this is not the case for virtual networks and cloud computing.
This webinar will give a good understanding of FDA requirements related to cloud computing and provide recommendations for implementation.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
• Benefits of virtual networks and cloud computing
• Possible issues when used in FDA regulated environments
• Recommendations from official task forces
• Different models: infrastructure, platform and software as a service
• Recommendations for different cloud versions: internal/external private, public
• Validation of cloud vs. traditional computers
• How to deal with major issues: security, data availability and data integrity
• Going through a complete project for cloud computing validation
• Selecting the right cloud provider for compliance
• What and how much to test and documents for different cloud models
• Considerations for formal agreements with service providers
• Step-by-step recommendations for using 'clouds' from planning to reporting
• Putting everything together: documentation for the FDA and every other agency
• Sharing best practices
Hand-outs
For easy implementation, attendees will receive:
• SOP: Using Cloud Computing in Regulated Environments
• SOP: Using the Internet in Regulated Environments
• SOP: Qualification of Virtual Networks
Who Will Benefit:
• IT managers and personnel
• Everybody responsible for FDA compliance of computer systems
• Managers from purchasing, documentation and operations
• All users of computer systems used in regulated environments
• QA managers and personnel
• LP/GMP/GCP auditors
• Consultants

For more details visit us at: http://www.complianceonline.com/validation-and-use-of-cloud-computing-in-fda-regulated-environments-webinar-training-703423-prdw?channel=Organic_Referral

Address: 2600 E. Bayshore Road , Palo Alto, California
Ph: 650-620-3915 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 650-963-2556
Email: referrals@complianceonline.com
Web: www.complianceonline.com/validation-and-use-of-cloud-computing-in-fda-regulated-environments-webinar-training-703423-prdw?channel=Organic_Referral
Fee: $239.00

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