Employers have faced unprecedented challenges over the last several years. Technological developments, a spate of new rules and regulations from the federal government, and generational differences in the workforce have made life even more difficult for those who are tasked with ensuring both corporate compliance and profitability.
On Thursday, we will present a seminar for our clients and friends addressing the following topics:
1. Health Care Reform
What steps should employers take in the next 12 months to ensure compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act? What are the consequences of “opting out” and paying the penalty? We will explore these issues and what the future holds for health care.
2. Employee Retention
As employers struggle to find qualified employees, many are creating internal development programs to train existing employees. These programs can be costly and time-consuming for the employer. What steps should an employer take to make sure that such an investment is not wasted by an employee who moves on to another company -- often a competitor? We will discuss best practices for retention from a practical and legal standpoint.
3. ADA & ADEA
The size of the protected class under the ADA continues to grow, and the number of employees in the 65-70 age range who wish to postpone retirement continues to increase. As a result, layoffs, RIFs and position eliminations become a risky proposition for employers who do not have the proper policies and procedures in place to create a foundation for their selection decisions. We will discuss the approach that some of our most proactive clients are utilizing to minimize these risks and improve the overall decision-making process.
4. Social Media
More and more employees share their lives through social media. If work is important to an employee, then what happens at work will inevitably show up in some way on social media. Smart employers recognize that and take steps to deal with it. The issue evolves at a rapid pace, with new legal developments combining with new technology on an almost daily basis. We will address recent developments and offer concrete solutions to manage the risk.
5. Employee Handbook Updates
Is this the year you update your employee handbook or personnel policies? We will discuss how recent changes in the law and the economic environment impact several common policies and provide our recommendations as to revisions for those policies including your company’s non-solicitation, American with Disabilities Act and FMLA policies.
To register, click here. Please register by September 17.
Questions? Contact Pam Fisher at (937) 228-2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.