Handling Government Inspections -Live Chat and Downloadable Presentation

What To Do When a Government Inspector Knocks On Your Door: How to Prevent and Fight Unjust Enforcement Actions


Wednesday, December 1 at 12 PM ET (9 AM PT)
Presented by:  Karen Harned, Executive Director NFIB Small Business Legal Center
Content Level: Beginner – Intermediate
This webinar is FREE to members and non-members

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Knock-Knock. Who’s There? A federal enforcement agent from OSHA…or EPA, ICE, possibly FLSA, EEOC maybe. What do you do? What do you say? This webinar will show small business owners how to prevent, as well as fight, unfair enforcement actions against your business. Learn how many agencies have increased enforcement and are actively looking to issue more violations. Gain valuable prevention enforcement tips such as which records need to be up-to-date and how to complete them properly, what to say and not say in specific situations, do’s and don’ts lists for each government agency and how to handle and mitigate an enforcement action, once it does commence, to ensure the best possible outcome.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Learn about the variety of enforcement actions that federal and local governments can take against small business (OSHA, EPA, ICE through I-9 actions etc.).
  • See evidence that many agencies have increased enforcement and are actively looking to issue more violations.
  • Learn how to keep good records and facts to avoid potential enforcement actions.
  • Understand that once enforcement action is commenced, there are things that businesses can do to mitigate the situation and ensure the best possible outcome.
  • Learn why and how you can fight unjust enforcement actions against your business.

Presented by Karen Harned

Karen R. Harned is executive director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center. Harned has strong experience fighting for small business. As an associate at Olsson, Frank, and Weeda, P.C., she specialized in food and drug law and represented several small businesses and their trade associations before Congress and federal agencies. She received her B.A. from the University of Oklahoma in 1989, her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 1995, and is is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

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