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May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hiring Your First Employee

This presentation will focus on confidently navigating the ins and outs of hiring your first employee

Our panel of experts from Ford Insurance, Axios HR, and Meyer Law will discuss the legal ramifications, insurance needs, and onboarding of new hires for your business. We’ll cover the importance of needed documentation, offer letters, NDAs, incentive contracts, the requirements of the Department of Labor, and other important information as you look for and bring on your new hire.

Who should attend:

Small business owners and startups

Event format:

This is an in-person event; attend at 20Fathoms. Please register.

20Fathoms recommends all event participants follow current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 precautions. Full vaccination is strongly encouraged. Masks are welcome.

About the presenters:

Ryan Confer is a proven commercial insurance professional with a successful history of working with businesses to impact their bottom line and improve their overall risk management strategy. He is experienced in all areas of commercial insurance, with an extensive knowledge in retail, technology, healthcare and manufacturing. He also holds specialized designations as a certified insurance counselor, in workers comp, and in cyber. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Northwood University.

Laurie Lapp has 20+ years of Human Resources work experience and has served a multitude of organizations from startup to fully established, and new start-ups within an established organization. Presently she works with Axios HR as a Human Resource Business Consultant. Laurie has a Bachelors of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Masters in Labor Relations from Wayne State University. She has called Traverse City home since 2009.

Tricia Meyer is Founder + Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations with day-to-day matters and notable clients include companies that have appeared on Shark Tank to companies gracing the Inc. 500 to some of the largest companies in the world. Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business and been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer. As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, Meyer has a unique perspective and has mentored thousands of startups and scaling companies at tech incubators and accelerators across the United States such as 1871, WeWork Labs and Techstars. Tricia has been featured in Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more. Learn more at www.MeetMeyerLaw.com and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.


May 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


10850 East Traverse Highway, #Ste 4400
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States
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