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Continuing Education to offer variety of business programs in February

| Allyson Gommer

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension connects people with possibilities by providing degrees and certificates for working adults, professional and workforce development, youth and community programs, and resources for business.

Following are upcoming programs that provide the opportunity for people to grow professionally and personally.

Employee versus Independent Contractor: Understanding the Difference — Feb. 2, Eau Claire

Misclassification of an employee as an independent contractor can be costly, subjecting an employer to penalties, back taxes, worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation contributions. This seminar will discuss the different definitions of “independent contractor” and will assist you in classifying workers correctly.

Wage and Hour Law in Light of the New Proposed Overtime Regulations — Feb. 2, Eau Claire

Last July the U.S. Department of Labor issued proposed changes to the salary test used to determine if an employee earns overtime. This change would more than double the salary level from $455 per week to $970 per week, or from $23,660 a year to $50,440 a year, increasing the number of those eligible for overtime pay in Wisconsin from approximately 9 to 40 percent. This program will give you the information you need to prepare for these potential changes.

Sales Skills Training to Transform Your Business — Feb. 5, Eau Claire

Today’s sales professionals are required to work with a variety of people from all levels of an organizational hierarchy; they analyze data and present value-added proposals that help solve their clients’ problems. This sales training seminar will provide the tools to strengthen the prospecting and selling skills using innovative teaching methods found in the university classroom.

Entrepreneurial Training Program — Begins Feb. 9, Eau Claire

Understanding the full scope of what it takes to start and run a small business can be overwhelming. These 10 classes offered through the UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center are designed specifically to help you develop a solid plan and learn what it takes to build a thriving business. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses and those with successful companies that they want to grow.

Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead — Feb. 25 and 26, Hudson

Moving into a management role for the first time — or even moving into new roles over time — can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. For those just starting out, though, the initial challenges can be overwhelming. This program will provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to excel as a supervisor.

For complete program details visit, the Continuing Education website or call 715-836-3636.