12/03/2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Speakers: Justin Flamm, Conor Meeks, Brian Dershaw, Connie Kremer, Sarah Clay Leyshock, Jennifer Snead, Lauren Kemp
  • Location: Xavier University Cintas Center, Schiff Family Conference Center 1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Annual Employment Law Update Presented by Taft Cincinnati

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:20 a.m.
The COVID-Era Workplace 
COVID-19 has resulted in longstanding laws, agreements, and workplace policies being applied in new ways as remote and hybrid work become more common. This presentation will help employers navigate the challenges (and opportunities) that the pandemic has created. Speaker:  Justin Flamm

9:20-9:40 a.m.
OSHA’s Efforts to Tackle COVID-19 in the Workplace, and Other Developments Under the Biden DOL
This presentation will address recent initiatives and noteworthy enforcement activity by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including a discussion of OSHA’s current enforcement position regarding COVID-19-related workplace hazards, as well as other developments with OSHA under the Biden administration.
Speaker:  Conor Meeks

9:40-9:55 a.m.
Workers’ Compensation in the COVID-Era
What to do when an employee decides workers’ compensation is better than their job: a few observations about the COVID era of workers’ compensation.
Speaker:  Lauren Kemp 

9:55-10:15 a.m.
Labor Law Update
This presentation will explore recent changes and updates in labor law under the Biden administration.
Speaker:  Brian Dershaw

10:15-10:30 a.m.
COVID, the New Administration, and Employment Immigration
This presentation will focus on the evolving impacts of COVID-19 and the new administration on employment immigration and compliance in 2021.
Speaker:  Jennifer Snead

10:30-10:50 a.m.
What’s New at the Department of Labor? 
This presentation will provide an update on DOL developments, including discussion of the joint employer relationship, independent contractor classification, and wage and hour law. Join us as we look back at the first year of the Biden Administration, discussing what the Administration’s emphasis on “Worker-Centered Protections” means for employers.
Speaker:  Connie Kremer

10:50-11:05 a.m.
Break

11:05-11:30 a.m.
Year in Review
This presentation will provide an overview of the important and interesting case law and employment law developments throughout 2021.
Speaker:  Sarah Clay Leyshock

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Address

In this session, David K. Fram, Esq., of the National Employment Law Institute, will discuss the latest developments on practical reasonable accommodation issues including the following: training first-line supervisors on what to listen for as possible triggers to the interactive process, what supervisors and HR personnel should be trained to say and document in response to employee requests, important changes on the definition of “reasonable,” particular accommodation questions, such as exemptions to mandatory COVID vaccination policies, work-at-home because of COVID-19 concerns, whether/how much “leave” (including a repeated leave extension) is required, how this interplays with the FMLA, whether reduced workloads, non-competitive reassignment, an “irritant-free” environment, shift changes, supervisor changes, or reserved parking spaces are required, whether discipline must be rescinded as an accommodation, and the best/worst undue hardship arguments. 
Guest Speaker:  David K. Fram, Esq., Director of ADA Services for the National Employment Law Institute

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch

Register to attend in person here.

Unable to join in person? Register to participate virtually here

3.25 hours of SHRM professional development credit and CLE credit for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Ohio (pending) will be offered. 

Questions? Contact Ashley Patrick at apatrick@taftlaw.com or 513-827-3890.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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