8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Columbus Employment & Labor Relations
  • Speakers: Pamela Krivda, Janica Pierce Tucker, Carolyn Davis, Devin Spencer, Michael Byers, Patricia Beaty
  • Location: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Columbus Employment & Labor Relations Annual Seminar

Please join us for a special Halloween-themed Employment seminar, where Taft’s employment lawyers will discuss scary situations that could haunt your workplace for years to come.

Presentation agenda includes:

8:30-8:50 am: Employment Law Update and Laws that are Changing Frighteningly Quickly                                                                               

Speakers: Pam Krivda, Janica Tucker and Michael Byers

Employment laws are constantly changing, with new laws and policies developing quickly. This presentation will provide an update of the latest changes and new developments in employment law in 2019, both at the federal and Ohio level.  Specifically, the speakers will address the Department of Labor’s new Overtime Rule, new laws surrounding salary history questions for employment applications, marijuana/CBD in the workplace, as well as other topics with recent developments.

8:50-9:10 am: ERISA

Speaker: Patricia Beaty

The target market for plaintiff lawyers pursuing 401(k) fee lawsuits has moved from the mega corporations with billions in their 401(k) plans down to the mid-size corporations with less than 10 million dollars in their 401(k) plans. Patricia will provide attendees with practical advice to help their companies avoid becoming the next target and to be successful in the unfortunate event they find themselves forced to defend a 401(k) fee litigation suit in the future.

9:10-9:50 am: Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market: Avoid Hiring Ghosts, Ghouls and Zombies.                      

Speakers: Pamela Krivda and Carolyn Davis

Recruiting in a tight labor market requires strategic planning and company initiative to attract top talent. This presentation will provide some recruitment best practices, as well as an examination of the legal implications in attracting and retaining top talent.  The panel will analyze employment issues and strategies related to recruiting Millennials and Generation Z employees, including implementation of family friendly policies for the workplace.

9:50-10:00 am: Break

10:00–10:40 am: Department of Labor Investigations: When Unwanted Trick or Treaters Knock on Your Door.

Speakers: Janica Tucker and Carolyn Davis

This topic will cover employment law issues related to investigations by the Department of Labor (“DOL”). Specifically, the speakers will discuss best practices for avoiding and handling FMLA and FLSA DOL investigations. The discussion will provide strategies to ensure your company is prepared to properly respond.

10:40–11:40 am: Working From Home: Telecommuting Employees with Skeletons in their Closets

Panel: Pam Krivda, Janica Tucker, Michael Byers, Devin Spencer

This panel will discuss employment law issues related to telecommuting employees. Specifically, the group will cover wage and hour issues, workers’ compensation considerations, ADA risks and liability, as well as the determination of independent contractor status compared to employee status for these telecommuting employees. The panel will also provide best practices for handling employees who work from home for each of these specific employment issues.

11:40-12:00: Workplace Violence: Policies and Psychological Aspects                        

Speakers:  Pam Krivda and Devin Spencer

The potential for violence or threats of violence exists in every workplace setting, and there is no shortage of daily media headlines about the tragic consequences of such acts of violence that occur in the workplace. This presentation will cover the psychological aspects of workplace violence and provide best practices for drafting policies to combat and limit liability associated with workplace violence. As a bonus take away, a Workplace Violence Policy template will be provided to attendees.

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Guest Presenter: Aggressive Intruder & Active Shooter Response                            

This lunch presentation will feature Guest Presenter Blueline, a specialized active shooter training organization. Blueline will provide guidance for individuals and their organizations on how to proactively respond to the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event in the workplace. The presentation will be interactive and provide response strategies to promote safety and preparedness in your workplace.

To register, click here.

SHRM and OH CLE credits pending. There is no cost to attend this seminar.

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