IWLA Complimentary Webinar Listing

IWLA complimentary webinars are hosted by IWLA Members and Nonmembers. These webinars provide insight, best practices, and the latest of technology that give you solutions and guidance to solve problems on topics that impact your business. 

IWLA has made viewing webinars On-demand easy as 1 – 2 – 3! These webinars are packed with training and are free. Use these videos as supplemental training for your employees in between attending IWLA educational events throughout the year. 

  1. Scroll down and find the webinar(s) that pique your interest! You will see a list of webinars divided in categories with most being available to IWLA members only.
  2. If you are not a member of IWLA, please contact the IWLA Membership Department
  3. Complete the On-demand Webinar form and select the webinars you wish to purchase.
    Simply send the completed form to the IWLA Education Department.  You will soon be sent the links to the webinar(s) to view at your convenience!

IWLA California Webinar: Warehouse Labor & Employment Law – What to Expect for California | Airdate: 2/9/2022
Bruce Sarchet with Littler will discuss best practices for your businesses regarding the new CA laws impacting Warehousing/Logistics for 2022.  In addition to discussing mandate and legal requirements for Covid-19 procedures, developments with AB 5 and the WAIRE program, Bruce will cover the new universal health care bill for CA (Kalra), AB-701 which will require warehouse employers to disclose quotas and pace-of-work standards to workers, wage and hour considerations, current events and best practices for your business and workforce.

Solving the Labor Shortage With Flexible Staffing | Airdate: 10/28/2021
With peak demand around the corner, warehouse operators are already feeling the pressure on their operations. The current labor shortage is adding to the heat, with many operators still searching for labor to effectively manage fulfillment far later into the fall. Flexible staffing solves this challenge by accessing a different pool of labor, aligning it to your specific peak needs, and keeping workers accountable to drive reliability and effectiveness on the job. 

Hardships in Recruiting: Pandemic Difficulties for HR | Airdate: 10/4/2021
What can you do to ensure your warehouse is fully staffed and ready to take on new challenges? How do you find and retain the workers you need to get the job done? HR specialists from IWLA HR Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will share their struggle and success stories and answer your recruiting and retention questions.

Avoiding Unwarranted Demurrage Charges | Airdate: 9/29/2021
What Can We Do to Reduce Demurrage? BASED ON NEW STB EP 757/759 FINAL RULE – DEMURRAGE BILLING REQUIREMENTS.  Objective: At the end of this webinar you will clearly understand the new billing requirements and be better prepared to challenge undue demurrage fees.

Gimme Some Space: The State of Industrial Real Estate | Airdate: 9/23/2021 
COVID-19 drove many changes. One perhaps surprising effect is the occupancy rate of warehouse buildings. As circumstances pushed retailers and manufacturers to rely more heavily on third-party services for storage and fulfillment, space filled quickly. This left many warehouse-based 3PLs scrambling to meet customer needs. Hear during this webinar what this new reality may mean for your company – and if this tight market is here to stay. This session will address real estate issues across Canada, but will focus mainly on the GTA.

The New Era of Fulfillment | Airdate: 9/2/2021
2020 brought unique challenges and opportunities to the ecommerce industry. Join Jim Gagliardi (General Manager at ShipEngine) and Matt Carpentieri (VP of Global Partnerships at Ruby Has) as they discuss: COVID-19-induced ecommerce and shipping trends; How the pandemic has affected the warehouse industry; How leading companies are adapting to scale and grow. 

Keep Your 3PL Warehouse Thriving Through a Global Crisis | Airdate: 8/23/2021
In a recently published white paper, leading third-party logistics provider The Shippers Group asks,  “How does a third-party (3PL) warehousing company thrive during the middle of a global crisis?”  Rob Doyle, President; Diane Villafana, VP Human Resources & Safety; and Robin Siekerman, VP Marketing & Customer Solutions will talk about how The Shippers Group’s first-hand experience in navigating the COVID-19 crisis proves that 3PL warehouses were not only able to adapt- but thrive- amidst the rapidly evolving environment. Topics will include food supply chain disruption, implementation of new safety protocols, changes in demand, the essential workforce, and the importance of scalability.  The panel will explain about how the company was able to successfully add dozens of new customers and open three new distribution centers throughout challenging circumstances.  Adapting to new realities and the importance of best practices, continuity planning, employee recruitment and training, automation, and sustainability are critical as we look ahead to the future.

Keep a Roof Above Your Head | Airdate: 8/12/2021
Many industries have experienced supply issues and inflation as our economy perks up from the 2020 COVID-induced recession.  Join us in this webinar to learn about the cause and effect of the unprecedented shortages of raw materials and finished products in the roofing industry.  You will come away with a better understanding of the situation and strategies you can use to maximize your operations and capital budgets.

Risks That Keep 3PL’s Up at Night | Airdate: 8/5/2021
Our partner Marsh McLennan Agency is our guest speaker next week discussing “Risks That Keep 3PLs  Up At Night”. Join them to learn about the unique Cyber risks faced by the IWLA community, how to manage OSHA regulations, Warehouse Safety and Risk Transfer Protocols with Vendors. As the largest Insurance Broker in the world with over 1,500 Logistics clients, Marsh McLennan is in a unique position to ensure IWLA members are getting the most out of their current Business Insurance spend. 

Thermal Cameras & FDA Guidelines: Fact vs. Fiction in Safeguarding Your  Warehouses | Airdate: 6/15/2021
Thermal cameras have popped up everywhere; you can’t board a flight or enter a theatre without a quick temperature reading.  After all, an elevated body temperature is the most common symptom of illness, including Covid-19. Yet many are wondering if the latest generation of thermal cameras are a cure-all for protecting the safety of warehouse operations… or a risk to public health. No wonder so many owners and operational leaders are scratching their heads. Not to worry, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) – which some may be surprised to learn, oversees thermal and infrared cameras – recently helped clarify fact from fiction. The good news: If you work with infrared and thermal cameras with FDA 510(K) clearance you can take advantage of this break-through technology to further protect your employees and businesses. The bad news, many cheap imports – without FDA 510(K) clearance — have flooded the market, leading to confusion and uncertainty. 

Creating Competitive Advantage: Moving Your 3PL/Warehouse into Bonded & Foreign Trade Zone Status | Airdate: 6/3/2021
As 3PL’s seek expansion, differentiation, and sustainability strategies, this webinar with Thomas Cook from Blue Tiger International will focus on the opportunities, benefits and challenges in determining how FTZ’s can provide these leveraged advantages. 

Warehouse Legal Liability – How to Maximize Coverage and Minimize Cost | Airdate: 5/20/2021

Food Handling & Your Warehouse: Regulations, ‘Stack Holds,’ and Blockchain | Airdate: 5/13/2021
Even as the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act enters its second decade, some 3PL responsibilities and processes continue to shift. The IWLA Food Council wants to ensure you are up to date on best practices – and that you’re ready for what may be on the horizon. This webinar (for companies that are IWLA Food Council members) will shed light on what’s happening now – and it will help you navigate tomorrow. 

Fulfillment Services in Your Warehouse: Contract Considerations | Airdate: 4/8/2021
As customers turn to you for their fulfillment needs, the terms in your warehousing contract may not address some of the nuances of this value-added service. IWLA Retained Counsel Kevin Phillips (at the request of the IWLA Fulfillment Council) recently drafted sample contract language to consider when you are bringing on a new customer – or when existing customers turn to you for fulfillment. Tune in to this IWLA-member-exclusive webinar as Phillips discusses these additions and the ideas behind them. The language is available to members of the IWLA Fulfillment Council now. 

Safety Reimagined | Airdate: 3/4/2021
IWLA NEW partner member, Two Way Radio Gear, Inc from Fort Pierce, FL invites you to register for its zoom webinar, Safety Reimagined. RSVP today to hear from Two Way Radio Gear, in partnership with Motorola, as they dive into how the use of two way radios and body worn cameras can help improve safety and increase efficiency in your workplace. Check out the latest in NEW technology!

IWLA Canada Webinar: Brave New (Recruitment) World: Finding Keeping and Managing Employees | Airdate: 2/17/2021
The numbers tell the story: Finding employees in 2021 is difficult. COVID and increased fulfillment volume are a one-two punch in many warehouses. Hear during this webinar how new tools can help. And learn about what candidates for warehouse jobs are saying will attract them to and keep them with your company. 

IWLA Canada Webinar: Return to Work Considerations Pre- and Post- COVID-19 Vaccines | Airdate: 1/27/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant changes to warehouses across the country. Canadian employers will face different challenges before and after a vaccine becomes available. This webinar will cover the key elements for employers when managing COVID-19 related issues. 

IWLA Canada Webinar: Warehouse Labor & Employment Law – What to Expect for California in 2021 | Airdate: 1/15/2021 
Alex Marx with Marron Lawyers will discuss best practices for your businesses regarding the new California laws impacting warehousing and logistics for 2021. He will also cover the legal impact regarding the 50 current California PAGA lawsuits for ambient temperature control in non-temperature controlled warehouses and the South Coast Air Quality Management District WAIRE Program Indirect Source Proposed Rule 2305.  Additionally, he will address the impact the Biden Administration will have on NLRB regulations.  He will also evaluate wage-and-hour considerations, current events, and best practices for your business and workforce.

Human Trafficking & Your Corporate Social Responsibility | Airdate: 9/17/2020
What role does the warehouse logistics industry play in preventing, recognizing, and stopping an epidemic? Human trafficking is modern day slavery, the second largest criminal industry in the world, a profound humanitarian plight and an extensive public health issue. Join presenter Denise Mears, executive director and founder of Project Protect Our Children, to discover how you can you leverage your company’s stakeholders and resources in a way that combats human trafficking and positively impacts the community.

IWLA Canada Webinar – COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here? | Airdate: 8/18/2020
As we all know, 2020 has been anything but a normal year. As things slowly begin to return to normal in Canada, it can be difficult to know how to move forward. Join IWLA’s retained counsel, James Manson, for thoughts and ideas on the following timely issues: force majeure and pandemic clauses in contracts, collections/bankruptcy/slow pay issues, and(re)assessing available provincial and federal programs for your business

Managing Your Union Workforce In a Pandemic | Airdate: 4/23/2020
Threatened wildcat strikes. Requests to bargain your emergency response measures. Demands to negotiate by phone. These are just some of the things becoming commonplace in the age of COVID-19 that used to be rarities. The pandemic’s effect on labor relations cannot be overstated. Barnes & Thornburg Labor & Employment Partner David Pryzbylski will highlight what he is seeing on the labor law front at businesses around the country and will answer your COVID-19 labor relations questions. We know there are countless issues for employers to navigate right now, but managing your union relationships is one you can’t lose sight of and understanding the legal issues in play is vital.

Frustrated by the lack of specifics in webinars and other publications regarding the Coronavirus? Marron Lawyers has drilled down and developed a Webinar focused on protecting the warehouse and logistics industry specific situations members are currently encountering.

Warehousing Beats Coronavirus – Protecting Your Company | Airdate: 4/21/2020
Frustrated by the lack of specifics in webinars and other publications regarding the Coronavirus? Marron Lawyers has drilled down and developed a Webinar focused on protecting the warehouse and logistics industry specific situations members are currently encountering.

COVID-19 Legal Updates Transportation, Logistics & Warehouse Employers Need to Know | Airdate: 4/2/2020
Join IWLA and Labor and Employment Partners from Barnes & Thornburg LLP Mark Keenan and David Pryzbylski for a 1-hour webinar on various legal and personnel issues emerging in the wake of COVID-19, including newly enacted leave laws and unemployment questions. We’ll make sure you are up to date on the latest developments and are armed with practical takeaways.

Warehouse Labour & Canadian Law in the Time of COVID-19 | Airdate: 4/2/2020
Because of COVID-19, new laws and regulations in Ontario and beyond are changing your warehouse business and how it handles issues with its employees. What is new during this pandemic? What are key issues employers are facing? How can you ensure you’re keeping up with the rules while keeping your employees safe and your business functioning?

Employment Issues & Actions in Light of the Pandemic | Airdate: 3/25/2020
IWLA is working to bring you timely and relevant information to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Join IWLA for a webinar that tackles the latest laws that affect your work – at the federal and state level. We will also address FAQs and laws in highly impacted areas like California.

Your Warehouse: Top 10 OSHA Violations | Airdate: 2/21/2019
No one looks forward to OSHA knocking at your door. However, this U.S. agency exists to help keep your workplace safe. What steps can you take to ensure you are violation free when the inspector arrives? Knowing the biggest – and most common – violations in warehouses gives you a good place to start. Candra Jefferson, an OSHA compliance assistance specialist, will share the top 10 warehouse violations OSHA cited in 2018. She will share actions you can take to create a safer environment and to mitigate painful and costly risks.

Set the Course: Why an Active Government Affairs Program is Important | Airdate: 10/18/2018
What the government does directly affects your warehouse logistics company: Tax policy; environmental regulations; labor decisions; infrastructure spending; and more can either help you better serve customers or (more likely) create hurdles en route to success. The IWLA Government Affairs Program gives the warehouse logistics industry a unified voice and an enhanced ability to shape these rules and outcomes. How? Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how IWLA uses its three-pronged GA program (Government Affairs Committee, Warehouse Advocacy Fund, and Political Action Committee) to change the regulatory landscape for the better. Hear first-hand from IWLA members who participated in carefully orchestrated strategies to turn misguided legislation into a workable policy or to thwart measures harmful to our industry. Their stories reveal just how IWLA advocacy efforts earn the association and its members a respected voice in the halls of Congress and throughout the federal government.

Know Your IWLA Benefits | Airdate: 2/23/2017
Did you know that your IWLA membership gives you access to a warehouse-law expert? Or that, with membership, you can receive preferred rates on propane for your forklifts? Learn about these opportunities, plus others (Find a Warehouse; free webinars; councils; and more) during a free webinar Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. Central. Remember: ALL employees in your company are considered members and can benefit from IWLA’s offerings. IWLA Vice President Jay Strother and IWLA Membership Director Jennifer Rezny will lead the discussion.