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September 1, 2015 12:00 amtoNovember 30, 2015 12:00 am





Free HR Webinar: Conducting Effective Internal Investigations


When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST


An effective internal investigation process can help employers resolve issues in the workplace and reduce legal exposure for the organization. This webinar will provide an overview of effective investigation procedures, including discussion of state and federal laws employers should be aware of, how to interview complainants and witnesses, and documentation practices.


Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2567642588419534081


Free HR Webinar: Preparing for a Workers’ Compensation Hearing


When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST


Suspect or difficult workers’ compensation claims need attention as soon as the claim is filed. This webinar will help participants prepare for a workers’ compensation hearing from both the Human Resource and legal points of view, and will provide practical tips and strategies employers should use with every claim.


Fran and Charles have had a working relationship preparing cases for hearing for almost 20 years. Fran will share hands-on experience on how to prepare your case from start to finish, and Charles will help you understand how the process at the Department of Labor (or other state agency) works, what an attorney needs from an employer before and during the hearing and who should and how to testify at a hearing.


Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5992314545197641217



Free HR Webinar: FLSA Basics for HR Professionals


When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST


With enforcement on the rise, it’s critical that organizations understand their obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This webinar will:

  • Provide a legal overview of the main provisions of the FLSA
  • Give practical tips and guidance on how to assess compliance
  • Review strategies that may be used to address situations that may be out-of-compliance.


Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5714067734626153217


Free HR Webinar: Managing HR in Small Organizations


When: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST


In many organizations, the human resource function is handled by one person who often performs other roles, such as office management, accounting or finance. Many times those individuals have little-to-no formal training on human resource practices and employment law. This webinar will help participants identify key areas that need attention, as well as resources that may help them manage these areas, minimize exposure to the organization, and support a productive work environment. Areas covered will include:


  • Federal versus state laws – how do they work together and where can I find information about them?
  • Do I really need to buy those workplace posters?
  • Local HR associations and other resources
  • National associations and other resources
  • Consultants versus attorneys – when to use each?
  • Conducting an internal HR audit


Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2182827812349149697

@ Lebanon Opera House, The Haven presents: Benefit Performance by…

January 17, 2016
12:00 am
The Haven, in partnership with Kirschner Concerts, has booked Jim Breuer: Actor, Author, and Comedian.With over 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Jim Breuer remains one of today’s top entertainers and continues to win over audiences with his off-the-wall humor and lovable personality. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time,” Breuer is one of the most recognizable comedians in the business, known for his charismatic stage antics, dead-on impressions, and family-friendly stand-up.Even as a young student at Valley Stream Central High School in Long Island, NY, Breuer knew he wanted to be a stand-up comedian. After spending several years working comedy clubs across the country, Breuer settled in as a regular on the New York comedy club circuit. After being in New York for only seven months, Breuer landed a gig on the nationally syndicated show, “Uptown Comedy Club,” where he spent two seasons. Later he appeared on ABC’s “Home Improvement” starring funny man Tim Allen, before making his big break which came in 1995 when he joined the cast of NBC’s legendary “Saturday Night Live.” During his four years on SNL, Breuer quickly became a fan-favorite for his original character “Goat Boy” and his dead-on impressions of actor Joe Pesci.

Following his success on SNL, Breuer starred alongside Dave Chappelle in the cult favorite film “Half Baked.” He has since appeared in the popular films “Zookeeper,” “Dick,” “Titan A.E.” and “Beer League.” On the small screen, Breuer hosted MTV’s popular “Beach House” and VH1’s “Web Junk 20.” His other television appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Marriage Ref.” Breuer is also a frequent guest on the Howard Stern Show.

In 2008, Breuer set out for his “Breuniversity Tour” with his 85-year-old father and a film crew. The footage that was captured blended together to create “The Jim Breuer Road Journals,” which showcased what life is like on the road with a comedian and his father. Videos from that tour also sparked the making of his documentary “More Than Me,” which was shown at the 2009 Montreal Film Festival. In July of 2009, Breuer’s one-hour Comedy Central special “Let’s Clear the Air” premiered with hilarious topics that included what “success” really is, his SNL days and life with his elderly parents, his wife and his three daughters. In 2011, Breuer embarked on a national tour with three of the country’s top comedians, Dave Attell, Bill Burr, and Jim Norton, for “The Anti-Social Network” tour. That same year, Breuer’s acclaimed autobiography, “I’m Not High: (But I’ve Got a Lot of Crazy Stories about Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a Spiritual Warrior),” was released on paperback. In the memoir, Breuer sheds light on his early struggles, his rise to fame and the many lessons he’s learned along in an extremely funny, yet personal and touching way that fans have never seen before. Most recently, Jim released his all new one hour comedy special on EPIX, “Jim Breuer: Comic Frenzy.” The latest special focuses on what Breuer’s life (and all of our lives) truly consist of: dealing with the elderly, becoming our parents’ caretakers, parenting teenagers, and what it takes to be a “marriage warrior.” As an added bonus, Breuer also sheds some light on what it’s like to perform on “heavy metal-themed” cruises. It’s not nearly as glamorous as one might think.

Throughout the years, Breuer has supported various charities through his comedy, including the Chris Farley Foundation, MusiCares, his local police and fire departments and more. Breuer currently resides in New Jersey where he enjoys spending time with his family, playing pick-up games of baseball, softball and wiffle ball and watching the NY Mets.

2013-12-17 Jim Breuer at the studio of photographer Greg Pallante in Hoboken NJ. Photo: Greg Pallante