Because veterinary services were deemed an essential function throughout the COVID-19 crisis, veterinary practices are adjusting to new laws and regulations for their business and employees. In a recent webinar for the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association (AZVMA), Jim Kuzmich, Lamar Hawkins and Phillip Glasscock addressed issues surrounding HR employment laws, leases and building loans.
During this one-hour webinar, Guidant provided tips that apply not only to veterinarians and technicians, but also a variety of businesses. Jim moderated the discussion, while Lamar shared how to build cash reserves, cut expenses, take advantage of state programs, restructure capital and debt, protect personal assets from a business bankruptcy and negotiate with landlords and creditors. Phil addressed veterinarians’ HR concerns, including workplace safety, OSHA directives, workers compensation, personal liability for overtime, emergency sick pay and more.
An allied member of AZVMA, Jim has assisted veterinarians in the sale and acquisition of their practices for years as well as providing them with advice on all transactional matters. He advises small and mid-sized businesses on numerous transitional phases, while Lamar focuses on all phases of commercial and consumer debt workout and bankruptcy services complexities of bankruptcy code and Phil is a seasoned lawyer with experience in business transactions, litigation and estate planning, including exit strategies and other long-term plans.