Webinars

You can pick up some first rate tips to help you run a better business, learn about laws and regulations, and more through webinars sponsored by the South Dakota Retailers Association. These programs are an easy, convenient way for you to get information - and registration is FREE

(We add to the schedule periodically, so be sure to check back).


South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation logoYouth Employment Laws: What You Need to Know

Date: Tues., June 19, 2018

Time: Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, lasting approximately one hour

Presenter: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) Deputy Secretary Tom Hart

What will be covered:

  • How many hours can a 14-year old work during the school year? How about during the summer months?
  • Do I have any jobs that are considered a hazardous occupation and can't be performed by someone under the age of 18?
  • Will my insurance provide workers' comp coverage?
  • What's the Student-Learner-Program all about?

DLR Deputy Secretary Tom Hart will provide you the answers to these questions, along with other things you didn't know you needed to know about youth employment laws.

Register online

Closed captioning available upon request. Email donna@sdra.org by Noon Central Time on Friday, June 15, 2018.


South Dakota's New Data Breach Reporting Law

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time: Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, lasting approximately one hour

Presenter: Jody Gillaspie, Director of the Consumer Protection Division of the South Dakota Attorney General's Office

What will be covered:

Starting July 1st, South Dakota businesses are required to report data breaches. In this webinar, the South Dakota Attorney General's office will explain who is covered under the new law; what constitutes a breach; what types of records are covered; what steps a business needs to take if they suspect or know records may have been taken; when and how a business must notify customers, vendors, employees or the public; and when and how a business must notify the Attorney General's office of a known or suspected breach.

Register online

Closed captioning available upon request. Email donna@sdra.org by Noon Central Time on Friday, June 22, 2018.


South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation logoYouth in the Workforce: Fact or Fiction? 

Date: Wed., August 1, 2018

Time: Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, lasting approximately one hour

Presenter: South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) Secretary Marcia Hultman

What will be covered:

South Dakota's youth participation rate has declined 11 percent in the last decade. On top of that, students don’t see school as relevant. And a third of South Dakota high school graduates don’t go on to post-secondary education. So how are you as an employer supposed to find new skilled workers?

 DLR Secretary Marcia Hultman will talk about the State’s efforts to help engage youth with job shadowing and mentor opportunities, make informed career decisions, and demonstrate the importance of soft skills. Employers will also be challenged to think about their recruitment and management strategies, and if they are meeting the expectations of today’s Millennials and Gen Z.

Register online

Closed captioning available upon request. Email donna@sdra.org by Noon Central Time on Friday, July 27, 2018.


On Trend: How to Find and Use Bureua of Labor Statistics Data

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: Starting at 10:00 a.m. Central Time, lasting approximately one hour

Presenter: Cassandra Wirth, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What will be covered:

There's a wealth of information available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that can help you see how your business is doing compared to other businesses, and help in your planning. During this webinar, a BLS economist will provide insight on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and how the numbers are generated, consumer expenditures, wages by occupation, employment projections, and the Producer Price Index. You'll also learn how to find useful information on the BLS website.

Register online

Closed captioning available upon request. Email donna@sdra.org by Noon Central Time on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

 


How our Webinars Work

Registration & Confirmation

When you register, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a phone number and a website link. You will also receive email reminders - with the phone number and link - the day before the webinar, and a few hours prior to the webinar.   

The day of the webinar

On the day of the webinar, you will take two steps:

  1. Audio: You can use Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) to listen to the audio portion of the webinar on your computer -or- call the phone number provided in the email. You will then listen to the audio portion of the presentation on the phone.
  2. Visual: Click on the link furnished in the email. That will take to you an online site where you will watch a PowerPoint presentation on your computer screen during the program.  You will NOT hear webinar audio over your computer (unless you have a VOIP system). Even if you don’t have internet access, you will find it beneficial to listen to the program.  

SDRA generally records our webinars and sends a link to the recording to everyone who has registered for the webinar, whether or not you were able to participate live.