Registration: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.; Seminar: 8:30 - 11:45 a.m.; Lunch and Q&A: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel, 3645 River Crossing Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46240

2014 Labor & Employment Law Update - Indianapolis

Registration: 8:15 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Lunch and Q & A/Open Discussion: 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

There is no charge for this seminar. Approved for 3.0 hours of Indiana CLE and general HRCI credit.


8:30-9:00 a.m.
Top Five Employment Risks You Need to Know

Speaker: Mick Terrell

This fast-paced presentation will discuss the top five employment issues facing employers today: (1) misclassifying employees as exempt versus non-exempt under the FLSA; (2) misclassifying workers as independent contractors; (3) how employee use of social media impacts the workplace; (4) unlawful background checks; and (5) complying with the NLRA in a non-union workplace. Because each of these employment issues presents significant legal risks to employers, awareness and compliance are essential.

9:00-9:30 a.m.
Sharpening the Blue Pencil: Is Your Current Non-Competition Agreement Enforceable

Speaker: Anne Cowgur

Employers who use non-competition agreements to protect their business interests seek the maximum protection available to them under the law. In Indiana, employers have been assisted in that effort by application of the blue pencil doctrine, which allows courts to strike unreasonable or overbroad restrictions, leaving an enforceable covenant. Anne Cowgur will discuss the Court of Appeals’ recent decision in Clark’s Sales and Service, Inc. v. Smith, and why employers should reexamine their non-competition agreements following that opinion.

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Speaker: Tom DeVoe

Employers are required to conduct investigations in a number of instances in the workplace. Knowing how to conduct an effective investigation can significantly reduce an employer's potential exposure to legal claims. During this presentation, Tom will address the key elements of an effective workplace investigation, including tips for interviewing witnesses, documentation, and making findings and conclusions.

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Preventing Indiana Wage Claims
Speaker: Chuck O'Keefe

Chuck O’Keefe will discuss employer obligations under Indiana's wage payment laws. Understanding these obligations is critical because even unintentional or seemingly small mistakes can prove costly to employers. Chuck will address the types of payments to employees that are covered under the law, what is required of employers under the law, the most common mistakes made by employers in administering payments to employees, and how to prevent these potentially costly mistakes.

10:45-11:15 a.m.
He Did WHAT?: What Every Employer Needs to Know About Using Criminal Background Checks

Speaker: Danielle Tucker

Criminal background checks have long been used as a pre-employment screening tool. Lately, the effectiveness of this tool has come under political fire. In this presentation, Danielle Tucker will address the latest legal developments surrounding criminal background check use and will provide practical tips for their continued use in pre-employment job applicant screening.

11:15-11:45 a.m.
Hot Topics and Recent Developments

Speaker: Blake Burgan

In this session, Blake Burgan will speak on a selection of hot topics and recent developments in employment law. He will discuss recent federal decisions involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other employment laws. The presentation will also address how these recent decisions impact your company.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Q&A/Open Discussion
During lunch, members of Taft's Labor and Employment Law practice group will answer labor and employment law questions from attendees.

Register by clicking on the link above.

Questions? Contact Kelly Sharpe at ksharpe@taftlaw.com or (317) 713-3441.

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