10/07/2009

Labor & Employment Law Seminar & Reception - Indianapolis

Taft's Labor & Employment Law Department
Invites you to a Complimentary Update

 Wednesday, October 7, 2009
At
Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel
3645 River Crossing Parkway

 Seminar: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 

 Program Details:

Staying Union-Free: What Every Employer Needs to Know
Organized labor spent millions on the November 4, 2008 election for one purpose, to ensure the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”). Whether the EFCA passes in its current form, one thing is for sure: labor relations in this country will change significantly and the union movement will be completely reenergized. As a result, there are things employers can and should be doing now to stay union free. Mick Terrell will lead this interactive presentation, which will cover the current state of the law regarding union organizing, and an employer’s legal rights during union campaigns and elections. You will learn about the EFCA and other proposed legislation Congress is considering and how that will impact your workplace. Of critical importance, he will provide you with the tools, including supervisor training, to give you the best chance to remain union-free.

Workplace Violence:  Are you prepared? 
Workplace violence is a serious and steadily growing problem.  Almost daily, we learn about another tragedy in which a disgruntled employee or intruder kills or injures someone at work.  Most employers have had to deal with some type of actual or threatened violence in their workplace.  This presentation will assist employers in developing effective policies and procedures to avoid potential workplace violence problems and to handle those problems when they do arise.  Tom Devoe will cover such areas as pre-employment background checks, necessary components of a workplace violence policy, employee monitoring issues, difficult terminations, and strategies for handling threats of violence.

Is It Year-end Already?
Ready or not, it's time to pull out your year-end benefits checklists.  Cathie Reese will discuss notices, reports, and compliance tasks and deadlines, as well as year-end plan amendments for 2009.  She will also give an update on recent and pending regulations and their potential impact on your benefit programs for 2010.

This program is currently pending Indiana CLE and HRCI credit.

Please join us for a discussion on the above topics with time for questions and answers. Following the seminar, join us for an informal reception. Click on the PDF below to view the complete brochure.

Please RSVP via telephone or e-mail to Kallie Bonnell:  317.713.3414 (phone); or kbonnell@taftlaw.com 

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