New York--The Jewelers Vigilance Committee will launch a series of webinars this summer to help members of the industry avoid legal risk and implement compliant business practices.

The schedule and session information is as follows.

Thursday, June 16
2 to 2:45 p.m.
FTC Revisions Explained: Part 1

The Federal Trade Commission currently is revising its Guidelines to Advertising in the Jewelry Industry. In part one of a two-part series, the JVC will talk about their role in the industry, who has to comply, how to comply and consequences of non-compliance.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
2 to 2:45 p.m.     
FTC Revisions Explained: Part 2

By this time, the JVC and other organizations will have filed their comments to the FTC’s proposed changes to the guidelines. Part two of this series will discuss the JV’s comments and recommendations, how changes might affect the industry and what attendees can do to be prepared.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
2 to 2:45 p.m.
Employment Law

This session will cover all issues that employers or employees need to know, from federal labor laws pertaining to hiring, firing and background checks, ensuring a compliant workplace and more.

Thursday, Nov. 10
2 to 2:45 p.m.
AML Refresher

With banks increasing their pressure on merchants to comply with the USA Patriot Act, this webinar will help members of the industry be sure they’re up to date with actions required and all elements needed to meet compliance expectations.

Each of these webinars is free to members, while the non-member fee is $25.

For more information or to register, visit or call 212-997-2002.

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