Noon-5:00 p.m., followed by Networking Reception
  • Type: CLE Seminar for Business Owners, HR Professionals and Attorneys
  • Presented by: Taft Attorneys
  • Speakers: Multiple Taft Attorneys and Guest Speaker
  • Location: Embassy Suites - Rockside, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence, OH 44131

13th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update - Cleveland

Updated employment laws could affect your business' day-to-day operations and future policies. Please join Taft attorneys as they present topics relevant to your business.

There is no charge for this seminar. 3.25 CLE hours approved. The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this event for 3.25 credit hours. 

Seminar Schedule:
11:30 a.m.-Noon: Registration
Noon-1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1:00-5:00 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions
(select from two each hour)
5:00-6:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

HR's Bermuda Triangle: Leave and Return to Work Issues Under Workers’ Compensation, the
ADA and the FMLA
Discover the overlap between ADA and FMLA that requires employers to adopt an integrated approach to achieve compliance with both statutes. Also learn how Ohio Workers’ Compensation laws have complicated employers' protocol.
– Mark J. Valponi and Joel A. Makee

Protecting Your Company with Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
Yes, they are enforceable in Ohio as long as they are reasonable. 
– Michael H. Diamant and Mark R. Jacobs

Keys to Determining Whether Your Employees Are Exempt or Non-Exempt Under the FLSA
The Fair Labor Standards Act is extremely complex, and consequences for violation can be harsh. With an emphasis from the employer’s perspective, the presenters will provide practical information to ensure that employers are, and remain, compliant with the FLSA. In addition, common misconceptions will be dispelled.
– Adrian D. Thompson and Brian E. Ambrosia

OSHA Investigations Update
This session will cover criminal prosecution, general guidelines for inspection, SVEP, ramifications of inclusion, and corporate-wide settlements.
– Charles A. Bowers and Patrick J. Krebs

Evidentiary Issues with Social Media
The presenters will give an analysis of authentication, hearsay and other admissibility issues related to social media evidence.
– Michael J. Zbiegien

Workers’ Compensation Update: Defending Psychological Allowances
This presentation will review recent case summaries of Ohio Workers’ Compensation decisions to gain an understanding of how the courts’ decisions apply the law and affect whether an injured worker receives benefits.
– Lawrence C. Davison and Christopher B. Ermisch

General Employment Case Law Update
The presenters will review recent intriguing Supreme Court decisions and will discuss potential implications for employers.
– Amelia W. Farago and Jennifer B. Orr

Crisis Communications and Managing the Media
Members of the media have spent their entire careers getting ready to interview you and your clients. So, wouldn’t it make sense to spend just a few minutes preparing for that interview and learning why the media doesn’t cover your story or issue the way you want? In today’s world of “gotcha” journalism, managing the media is a necessary skill set.
– Guest speaker: Bruce Hennes, Managing Partner, Hennes & Paynter Communications

Please join our presenters to learn more about these topics, while enjoying the opportunity to network with your peers. Questions? Please contact Marketing Director, Kathy Major, (216) 706-3958 / kmajor@taftlaw.com.

Please register at the red link above.

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