"This morning's conference was great!  It was a wide range of participants on the panels and that was a great way to hear a wide view of options and ideas from the panelists!  Kevin Hancock gets my vote for most open, honest and helpful answers to questions. He was outstanding and his thoughts today were very heartfelt and honest.  Take away the layers of "facade" and discuss the truth of what it's like and how you face the issuers."
- Janet Cole Cross, Career Coach, Cole Cross Connections, LLC

HR for Family Business: a roadmap to success & hiring/retaining top talent

  • September 23, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Husson University, Southern Campus, 340 County Road, Westbrook, ME 04092


  • Must have hi-speed Internet access and a camera on your computer to connect and dial-in to the forum remotely.
  • Register one or more future members with guests.
  • Register a member for free and their future member guest(s) at $25 per person.
  • Must have hi-speed Internet access and a camera on your computer to connect and dial-in to forum remotely.
  • Register one or more members for the event.

Registration is closed

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Program

Navigating the challenges of having just employees, not to mention employing family members, can be a challenge but it is critical to your success.  Arming your company with a well-planned road map including best practices as well as policies and processes to insure you are staying legally compliant will protect your business and hopefully bring you many years of fun family vacations.

Join the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) member David Ciullo, President of Career Management Associates (CMA) and Tawny Alvarez, Attorney from Verrill Dana as they discuss: 

1. Why HR compliance is critical to running a Family Business

2. How to Hire and Retain Key Family and Non-Family Employees

3. Family Business Compensation

4. Proposed changes for 2016 in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) & Independent Contractors & Minimum Wage

David directs a HR Services firm headquartered in Portland ME that does Search, Staffing, Executive Coaching, HR Outsourcing, HR Compliance Compensation, Training and Outplacement.  He is also the talk show host of the HR Power Hour (hrpowerhour.com), a national HR focused radio show and the elected President of Lincolnshire International and serves on its Board of Directors. He is a Member of SHRM, the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, Seacoast Human Resources Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Northern New England Association of Personnel Services.

Tawny centers her practice on the understanding that the employment landscape is ever-changing—from medical marijuana’s effect on drug testing, to the effect of social networking in the workplace and mobile devices’ effect on wage and hour issues. In this evolving landscape she recognizes that for companies to remain profitable and successful they must be proactive, as opposed to reactive, to these employment issues. Tawny is the 2008 recipient of the Adolf Homburger Humanitarian Award and prides herself on giving back to the community.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Portland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) and serves on the Portland Museum of Art Contemporaries Steering Committee.  She obtained her BS from Thomas College and her JD at Pace University School of Law.

Attendees will have the chance to share their experiences and ask questions along with time to network with other businesses.                    

Continental breakfast included.          

For more information contact: catherine@fambusiness.org )

Remote access is available to dial in.  You must have hi-speed Internet access and a camera on your computer to connect and dial-in to the forum remotely. If you are dialing in to the workshop you must pre-register so we can send you the remote instructions.

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