New York--The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has announced the schedule for its live webinars, which will start in May.

The webinars are designed to help members of the industry avoid legal risks and implement legally compliant business practices.

Here are the sessions scheduled for 2018.

Tuesday, May 15
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“Keeping Sexual Harassment Out of Your Business”
Presented by JVC’s senior counsel, Sara Yood

This will provide an overview of anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws, discuss what constitutes sexual harassment, how to prevent claims of sexual harassment and how to handle employee complaints.

Thursday, June 28
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“Synthetics: Decoding Your Responsibilities”
Presented by JVC’s president and CEO, Tiffany Stevens

JVC will provide an overview of what jewelers need to understand about laboratory-grown diamonds, including responsibilities when it comes to advertising them, how to ensure suppliers are giving the proper disclosures, options around machine testing and how to talk to customers about these products.

Wednesday, October 17
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“AML Refresher”
Presented by JVC’s senior counsel, Sara Yood

The IRS is stepping up enforcement of the requirement that precious metals and gem dealers have active anti-money laundering programs in their business, the JVC said. It might also be a requirement from the bank, customers/suppliers or an external third party. This webinar will quickly cover the basic requirements and then talk about what’s happening nationally with enforcement.

Wednesday, November 7
2 to 2:45 p.m. EST
“New Tech in an Old World: Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity Law”
Presented by JVC’s assistant general counsel, Miya Owens

Business of all sizes are subject to U.S. and foreign privacy laws and are vulnerable to a wide range of cybersecurity threats. Catch this webinar for a general overview of current privacy laws and tips on how to comply with these laws as well as tips on how to be protected from privacy and cybersecurity threats.

The webinars are free to JVC members and $25 for non-members. Registration is limited.

For registration and details, visit or call 212-997-2002.

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