Baird Holm Banter
Baird Holm Banter is a podcast devoted to current topics from the world of law. Each episode will be hosted by a Baird Holm attorney and bring you our expert perspective on today's legal issues.
info_outline Socially Conscious Investing and Cryptocurrency: Prudent Retirement Plan Investments? 08/16/2022
Socially Conscious Investing and Cryptocurrency: Prudent Retirement Plan Investments? Jeremy Christensen joins David Kramer to discuss recent Department of Labor guidance on the fiduciary prudence of applying a socially conscious analysis to the selection of retirement plan investments and of including cryptocurrencies as a plan investment alternative. Jeremy and David explore the application of ERISA’s high fiduciary standards to these (relatively) new investment strategies and vehicles.
info_outline Equity Compensation Alternatives: Keys for Retaining and Recruiting Talent 08/02/2022
Equity Compensation Alternatives: Keys for Retaining and Recruiting Talent In this episode, Hannah Fischer Frey and Morgan Kreiser join David Kramer to discuss equity compensation alternatives for all types of employers and businesses. Hannah and Morgan have seen an increase of equity compensation arrangements by employers in an effort to attract and retain key employees, directors, and management. Tune in to learn more about the different types of equity compensation arrangements available, the reasons to offer (or not offer) equity compensation, and some of the key considerations when offering equity compensation.
info_outline 1782 Actions - Obtaining U.S. Discovery for Use in International Proceedings and Investigations 07/28/2022
1782 Actions - Obtaining U.S. Discovery for Use in International Proceedings and Investigations In this episode, David Kramer and Jeremy Hollembeak discuss an increasingly popular, international feature of U.S. law called “1782 Actions” (so-named because they are authorized by Section 1782 of title 28 of the United States Code). 1782 Actions allow parties to proceedings before courts or tribunals around the world to obtain expansive discovery in U.S. federal courts to help with claims or defenses in their non-U.S. proceedings.
info_outline Defending Against California Lawsuits 06/21/2022
Defending Against California Lawsuits Mark Goldsmith joins David Kramer to talk about the challenges that employers face when defending against lawsuits filed in California state court. Mark will discuss how procedures have evolved to make litigating remotely more cost effective, as well as some of the differences that make California cases unique.
info_outline Doobie Do's and Doobie Don'ts: Cannabis Banking 05/24/2022
Doobie Do's and Doobie Don'ts: Cannabis Banking Hannes Zetzsche and Eli Rosenberg join host David Kramer for a wide ranging discussion on cannabis banking. This episode covers the legal treatment of cannabis on both the federal and state levels and what issues and challenges banks face in providing financial services to these businesses.
info_outline Overview of Employment Litigation 05/10/2022
Overview of Employment Litigation In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer and David (Dewey) Kennison discuss what employers can expect when faced with a lawsuit. Dewey will provide an overview of the process from start to finish and highlight ways that employers can help counsel defend litigation.
info_outline Commercial Credit Facilities – Borrower Considerations 05/03/2022
Commercial Credit Facilities – Borrower Considerations In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Aaron Johnson to discuss considerations for corporate borrowers as they negotiate and execute commercial loans.
info_outline Why Employers Should Consider Doing a Wage & Hour Audit 04/26/2022
Why Employers Should Consider Doing a Wage & Hour Audit In this episode, David Kramer and Allie Balus discuss the basics of wage and hour law and why employers should consider undertaking periodic wage and hour audits to ensure compliance and strengthen its defenses.
info_outline Tax Increment Financing Truths & Myths 04/12/2022
Tax Increment Financing Truths & Myths In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Michael Sands to discuss how Tax Increment Financing ("TIF") works, how it benefits cities and developers, and some of the common misconceptions related to its use.
info_outline Nonprofit Law: Common Myths & Misconceptions 04/05/2022
Nonprofit Law: Common Myths & Misconceptions In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Stephanie Mattoon to discuss some commonly misunderstood legal issues applicable to nonprofit organizations, including whether proxy or email voting is permissible, when a nonprofit has “members”, how to properly structure a fiscal sponsorship, and why nonprofits can be more engaged in advocacy and lobbying.
info_outline The ABCs of NFTs 03/29/2022
The ABCs of NFTs In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Eli Rosenberg to discuss the legal issues surrounding NFTs. David and Eli cover a variety of topic in connection with this emerging technology, including what an NFT is, the current state of the law with respect to NFTs, and considerations NFT buyers and sellers should have when participating in the NFT marketplace.
info_outline Remote Work Considerations Series: Corporate Income Tax Issues for Remote Workers 03/21/2022
Remote Work Considerations Series: Corporate Income Tax Issues for Remote Workers In this episode, and to wrap up the three-part Remote Work Considerations Series, David Kramer and Hannah Fischer Frey discuss the tax implications of hiring or retaining an employee that teleworks from another state. Such a situation could affect the employer’s income tax withholding obligation and possibly trigger corporate income tax to another state.
info_outline Remote Work Considerations Series: Withholding and Employment Tax 03/15/2022
Remote Work Considerations Series: Withholding and Employment Tax As part of our Remote Work Considerations Series, David Kramer is joined by Morgan Kreiser in this episode to discuss the state income tax withholding, unemployment compensation insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance obligations for employers who have employees working remotely from out-of-state.
info_outline Remote Work Considerations Series: Employment Considerations 03/08/2022
Remote Work Considerations Series: Employment Considerations Welcome to the new normal. What should employers be thinking about now that everyone wants to work remotely? In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Randy Stevenson and Sara McCue, who will discuss both the practical and legal implications of remote work. This episode is part one in a three-part remote work considerations series.
info_outline Deep Thoughts on Immigration Law 03/01/2022
Deep Thoughts on Immigration Law Join David Kramer and Amy Erlbacher-Anderson in a wide-ranging discussion of employment-based immigration ranging from hiring individuals in H-1B visa status (2022 cap season opened March 1, 2022!) to use of the permanent residence process to allievate staffing shortages in the healthcare industry.
info_outline Federal Contractors: Are you Ready to Dive into the OFCCP’s Contractor Portal? (plus a Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Update) 02/15/2022
Federal Contractors: Are you Ready to Dive into the OFCCP’s Contractor Portal? (plus a Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Update) In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Kelli Lieurance to cover the new federal contractor obligations to certify affirmative action compliance via the OFCCP’s Contractor Portal. Kelli will also provide a brief update on the status of the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate litigation.
info_outline Data-Scraping, Privacy 08/10/2021
Data-Scraping, Privacy In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Patrick Kennedy to discuss personal privacy on the internet and the potential legal implications for individuals and businesses of the Supreme Court's recent holding in an important LinkedIn data-scraping case.
info_outline From Facebook to Firearms – How to Protect Your Entity from Threats and Violence 08/04/2021
From Facebook to Firearms – How to Protect Your Entity from Threats and Violence In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Heidi Guttau to discuss legal steps employers can take to protect themselves if someone threatens to harm an employee, a customer, or someone else on your property.
info_outline Arbitration: Why or Why Not? 07/19/2021
Arbitration: Why or Why Not? In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer and Lindsay Lundholm discuss why more and more businesses are agreeing to resolve disputes in arbitration instead of through the courts and the differences between arbitration and traditional litigation which impact that decision.
info_outline Where Can My Business Be Sued? 06/18/2021
Where Can My Business Be Sued? In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Nick Miller to discuss the states in which a Nebraska-based business can potentially be sued based on commercial activity conducted over the internet.
info_outline Are We Still Under a Federal Public Health Emergency? 06/14/2021
Are We Still Under a Federal Public Health Emergency? In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer talks with Kim Lammers about the timing of the federal public health emergency declarations for COVID, how the waivers that have been granted to health care providers tie into these emergency declarations, and how long we believe the emergency declarations and waivers will be available for providers to rely on as the numbers of new COVID cases continue to go down.
info_outline The ADA and Drive-By Lawsuits 06/08/2021
The ADA and Drive-By Lawsuits In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer sits down with Scott P. Moore to discuss disability accessibility requirements for businesses, why we are seeing so many ADA accessibility lawsuits against businesses, and how to avoid them.
info_outline Baird Holm Managing Partner Transition 06/01/2021
Baird Holm Managing Partner Transition In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Rick Putnam and Chris Hedican, Baird Holm’s outgoing and incoming Managing Partners, respectively, to discuss where the Firm has been and where it’s going.
info_outline Service Animals and Assistance Animals Under the ADA 05/25/2021
Service Animals and Assistance Animals Under the ADA In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer welcomes Sara McCue to discuss how businesses should approach requests about service animals and assistance animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
info_outline To Mask or Not to Mask? 05/19/2021
To Mask or Not to Mask? In this episode of Baird Holm Banter, David Kramer is joined by Scott S. Moore to discuss the legal implications of the CDC shift in public policy about masking for protection against COVID-19 and what it means for employers in establishing workplace policies.