Registration: 8:30 a.m.; Seminar: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Lunch following
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: The Cintas Center at Xavier University

Labor & Employment Law Annual Update - Cincinnati

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
The Obama Administration Workplace Agenda
Speaker: Greg Rogers

An overview of the multi-faceted agenda of the President and his appointees on labor, employment, wage-hour, ERISA, and affirmative action regulations and enforcement priorities.

9:20 – 9:40 a.m.
FLSA Claims? There’s An App for That
Speaker: Maria Vitullo

This presentation will provide insight regarding the Department of Labor’s FLSA enforcement agenda and recent activity by the DOL against targeted industries.  New court decisions interpreting the FLSA, including its anti-retaliation provisions and the availability of attorney fees in FLSA litigation, and the impact these decisions will have on employer practices will also be addressed.

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
The New ADA Regulations and Workers’ Compensation Developments in Ohio: Now What Are You Supposed To Do?
Speaker: Mark Stepaniak and Sam Duran

Congress amended the Americans with Disabilities Act to make it easier to establish a disability and obtain reasonable accommodations and protection against discrimination.  With increased funding and increased manpower, the EEOC will likely challenge long-standing managerial approaches to monitoring attendance, workplace safety, light duty, and accommodation.  This session will address the interplay between the new ADAAA and state workers’ compensation law.

10:10 –10:10 a.m.
Wellness Programs: The Law Continues to Catch Up
Speaker: Gayle Warm

This presentation will provide an overview of what wellness programs often include, why they can beneficial, and the various laws and regulations (including HIPAA, the ADA, the NLRA, and others) that can impact how employers implement and use these programs.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:10 a.m.
2011: The Year in Review and How to Prepare for Next Year
Speaker: Doreen Canton

This presentation will cover new developments and interesting recent cases interpreting and applying the range of employment laws.

11:10 – 11:30 a.m.
Retaliation on the Rise
Speaker: Ryan Martin

Retaliation claims are still on the rise, and they can cost employers millions.  This presentation will provide an overview of recent legal developments involving retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADEA, and other state and federal statutes, with recommended best practices for minimizing the risk of claims. 

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
FMLA: The Latest Court Decisions and Creative Ways to Deal with Abuse of Leave
Speaker: David Peck

The presentation will survey important FMLA decisions of the past 12 months, discuss some practical issues with the DOL’s current certification forms, and discuss ways for employers to prevent and detect abuse of FMLA leave.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Update From the National Labor Relations Board
Guest Speaker: Gary Muffley, Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board, Region 9

NLRB Regional Director Gary Muffley will discuss recent decisions and enforcement actions by the Board, including issues that affect union and nonunion employers alike such as social media and the newly required notice of NLRA rights.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Please join us for a complimentary lunch immediately following the seminar.

This program has been approved for CLE credit in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana and is pending approval for HRCI credit.

Register early. Please RSVP by clicking on the register link above. Questions? Contact Kelly Sharpe at ksharpe@taftlaw.com or  317-713-3441.

This seminar and lunch are complimentary. 

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