8:30 AM - 1:15 PM EDT
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft
  • Speakers: Mick Terrell, Tom DeVoe, Bill Edwards, Erica Knear, Tristan Fretwell, Dave Butler, Melissa Macchia
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel, 3645 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240

2023 Taft Indianapolis Employment Law Annual Update

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023
Indianapolis Marriott North
Registration & Continental Breakfast
: 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Buffet Lunch / Open Discussion: 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Register by clicking here.

Seminar Agenda

9:00-9:30 a.m.
The Impact of Affirmative Action Rulings on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important corporate goals. We will discuss whether DEI and complying with discrimination law are mutually exclusive, along with best practices for balancing the two.

Speaker: Mick Terrell

9:30-10:00 a.m.
NLRB Update
This session will cover the latest legal developments in labor relations affecting both unionized and non-unionized employers. The discussion will include the recent National Labor Relations Board updates and how to effectively navigate changes for all private sector employers.

Speaker: Tom DeVoe

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Strategic Considerations When Conducting an Effective Internal Investigation
An effective response is critical, but what does it mean to have a prompt, thorough, and impartial workplace investigation? Who is best suited to lead the investigation? Who needs to know about the investigation? Join us for a discussion of these and other questions related to workplace investigations.

Speaker: Bill Edwards

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45-11:15 a.m.
New Mandatory Workplace Accommodations: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and PUMP Act
This past year brought with it new workplace protections for pregnant and nursing employees. Learn more about these two new laws, navigating accommodation requests, and other workplace considerations.

Speakers: Erica Knear and Tristan Fretwell

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Litigation Perils in Workplace Communications
This session will address lessons in internal company communications and how those communications can play out – and spell disaster for the company – in litigation. The session will use real examples that illustrate the critical role corporate leaders play in managing internal communications to best protect the company. This will include a fascinating ‘smoking gun’ story by Dave Butler, a member of the DuPont Chemical litigation team, using video clips from depositions in the famous trials featured in the movie Dark Waters. You will leave knowing how unmanaged corporate behavior and internal communications can play a pivotal role at trial – and have devastating results in the hands of the jury.

Speakers: Dave Butler and Melissa Macchia

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Open Discussion

Register by clicking here.

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

This seminar is approved for 3.0 hours of Indiana CLE and SHRM credit. There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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