11/18/2011
Registration: 8:15 - 8:30 a.m.; Seminar: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Lunch & Guest Speaker: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel 3645 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240

Labor & Employment Law Update - Indianapolis

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
How to Manage Medical Leaves
Speaker: Mick Terrell

The state and federal laws protecting employees who have medical conditions are complex and continually changing. Employers now more than ever must have a thorough understanding of their obligations under these various laws. This presentation will provide employers with the tools necessary to comply with their legal obligations in dealing with employees with medical conditions while still effectively running their businesses.


9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Affirmative Action: The OFCCP on the Move
Speaker: Tom Devoe

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has made good on its promise to aggressively enforce federal contractors’ affirmative action obligations. The agency has also served notice that it intends to significantly increase recordkeeping and compliance burdens. Join us for a discussion on government contractor employment obligations, including:

  • Affirmative Action Obligations: Tips On Maintaining An Effective Program
  • The OFCCP's Continuing Focus On Veterans And The Disabled
  • New Proposed Rules That Would Signicantly Increase The Burdens On Federal Contractors
  • The OFCCP's New Stance On Compensation

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Hot Topics and Recent Developments
Speaker: Blake Burgan

In this session, Blake Burgan will speak on a selection of hot topics and recent developments in employment law. Mr. Burgan will discuss recent federal decisions involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other employment laws.  He will also address how these recent decisions impact your company.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act Impacting Non-Union and Union Employers
Speaker: Chuck O’Keefe

The National Labor Relations Board is aggressively and rapidly reversing numerous pro-employer decisions from the Bush administration.  In addition, through its rule-making process, the NLRB is making it easier for unions to organize non-union employers.  The NLRB’s overhaul of existing Board law impacts union and non-union employers alike.  Mr. O’Keefe will update you on these significant changes and discuss practical ways that your company can deal with them. 

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Social Media: Opportunities and Pitfalls for Employers
Speaker: Hannah Meils

The use of social and professional networking websites, such as Facebook®, MySpace®, and LinkedIn®, has exploded.  Use of these networking websites, however, can cause serious problems in the workplace.   What are the legal implications of this ever-changing technology?  Ms. Meils will address many questions and issues concerning the proper use of social networking media by employers and their employees and the legal limitations on that use, including:

  • The risks to employers of using networking websites when making hiring decisions
  • Properly responding to employees who post inappropriate or derogatory comments about the employer 
  • Protecting employers from legal liabilities resulting from employees’ use of networking websites 
  • Creating an effective social media policy

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker
Karl Alhrichs, Consultant at Gregory & Appel, will speak about effective wellness programs.

This seminar has been approved for 3.3 hours of Indiana CLE credit. It is pending HRCI credit approval.

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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