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Chiropractical Podcast - Let's Talk Risk

Employees and COVID-19

Episode 8: Attorney Ben Roach talks about COVID-19 and your staff.

Let's Talk Employees + COVID-19 

On this episode, we talk to attorney Ben Roach of the Nyemaster Goode law firm about employee issues related to COVID-19.

  • What is the status of the paid leave requirement?
  • What is the potential impact of COVID on unemployment insurance?
  • Can you require employees to get the vaccine?
  • Reintegrating employees back into the workplace
  • Payment Protection Program (PPP)

Ask NCMIC Segment

In the Ask NCMIC segment, Mike Whitmer talks to Tony Dickinson about the Payment Protection Plan, and we'll find out, do you really need professional liability insurance if you have general liability insurance.

This episode is all about your employees and COVID. Listen and subscribe now!

Our Guests

Ben Roach

Ben Roach’s interest in employment law was apparent early on. “I think from a human element that these stories are probably more interesting and the facts more varied,” Ben says. “Everyone has been an employee at some point, so there is a common experience among all participants in these types of cases.”

In his employment law cases, Ben represents employers—litigating, defending, and advising on employee terminations, discrimination, and retaliation issues. Ben has been involved in several employment and business disputes involving executives, professionals, and owner employees. Ben also focuses on the legal aspects of non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and drug testing, subjects on which he’s written articles and delivered speeches. Ben represents employers in most industries, and has extensive experience with health care, financial and insurance clients.
 

Tony Dickinson 

Tony is President - NCMIC Finance Corporation. He joined NCMIC Finance Corporation (NFC) in 2017, and manages the finance subsidiary of NCMIC Group, Inc. Tony has more than 15 years of experience in the finance industry. Prior to joining NFC, Tony worked at Wells Fargo, with the majority of his time in the role of vice president and marketing manager across the Great Plains region. Tony graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mount Mercy University in 2002 and from the University of Washington Pacific Coast Banking School in 2017.

Abigail Im

Abigail is Sr. Sales Executive at NCMIC Group, Inc.

Our Hosts

Chick Herbert

Chick is Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Organizational Development. Chick has nearly 30 years of experience as an executive business leader, independent consultant, speaker and executive coach. He is the co-author of “It Begs the Question – Learn How the Best Managers Drive Performance Through Question-Centric Coaching.” Chick is a past board chair for Special Olympics Iowa and was recognized as the 2013 statewide volunteer of the year. He recently accepted a leadership role with Iowa Women Lead Change. Chick and his wife have three adult sons.

Melissa Knutson

Melissa is Sr. Vice President – Insurance Operations. She’s been with NCMIC since January 2004. As an active part of the Greater Des Moines community, Melisa volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, United Way’s Grad Walk, and Meals from the Heartland, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for EveryStep. She is the founder of Give Grace Give Hope, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to addressing period poverty in Central Iowa by providing menstrual products to local schools and nonprofits. Melissa and her husband have three daughters.

Mike Whitmer

Mike Whitmer, Vice President of NCMIC's Chiropractic Insurance Programs, has more than 25 years' experience in the business world to share with D.C.s who are starting their chiropractic careers. By day, Mike leads the corporate relations team at NCMIC Group, Inc., teaching at chiropractic colleges about business practices and risk management, and attending trade shows and homecoming events. Mike is also the cofounder of a property management company and a restoration firm that have provided his "real world" experience on writing business plans and dealing with small business finance and operations. He is the board president of Children’s Cancer Connection, and on the board and executive committee of the National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter.

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