5 hours
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Speakers: Justin Flamm, Connie Kremer, Evan Priestle, Jennifer Snead, Mark Stepaniak, Christine Kommer, Conor Meeks, Sarah Leyshock
  • Location: Xavier University Cintas Center, Schiff Family Conference Center, 1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Taft Cincinnati's Annual Employment Law Update

8:30-9:00 a.m.

9:00-9:20 a.m.
Wage and Hour Compliance
Lawsuits claiming wage and hour violations are increasing as more plaintiff’s attorneys focus on the FLSA and corresponding state laws. This presentation will discuss new regulations and guidance along with ways to help keep your organization out of court. 
Speaker:  Justin D. Flamm

9:20-9:40 a.m.
Updates in Parental Leave
As paid parental leave garners nationwide attention and bipartisan support, employers must balance their obligations under leave laws that vary significantly by state with their obligations under federal law. This presentation will provide a status update on parental leave issues faced by employers in 2019 and beyond.
Speaker:  Connie M. Kremer

9:40-10:00 a.m.
Marijuana? Hemp? CBD? The Legal Haze of Cannabis and the Workplace
The past few years have seen radical changes in the legal status of Cannabis-related products. Whether it is full legalization, legalization for medicinal purposes, or the rapid introduction of products to the market, the wide variety of state and federal laws governing these issues has created a complicated landscape for employers. This session will clear the air (as much as that is possible) on how these various issues are impacting the workplace.
Speaker:  Evan T. Priestle

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Don’t Skate on Thin ICE: Tips for Preparing for an Immigration Enforcement Action
This presentation will include I-9 compliance, the Notice of Inspection process, Social Security Administration “no match” letters, and key takeaways from recent headlines in immigration enforcement.
Speaker:  Jennifer Snead

10:15-10:35 a.m.
The NLRB In Reverse: A Quick Review Of What Is No Longer True
The NLRB has rolled back several precedents, some recent and some of long standing. There are new and in some cases resurrected decisions regulating work rules, picketing, handbooks, management rights, and information requests. What do these changes mean to you?
Speaker:  Mark J. Stepaniak

10:35-10:50 a.m.

10:50-11:10 a.m.
Mind the (Wage) Gap: Cincinnati’s New Ordinance 
Equalizing the salary playing field and addressing the wage-gap for similarly-qualified candidates is getting increased attention throughout the nation. Cincinnati is just one of the many jurisdictions attempting to address these issues through its recently-passed Prohibited Salary History Inquiry and Use Ordinance. This presentation will provide a detailed review of the ordinance which becomes effective in March 2020 and provide tips for compliance. 
Speaker:  Christine Kommer

11:10-11:25 a.m.
What’s New with OSHA, and OSHA Inspections
This presentation will address recent initiatives by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including electronic submission and public disclosure of injury data, anti-retaliation language aimed at post-incident drug testing, and safety incentive policies. Essential best practices and pitfalls to avoid during an OSHA inspection will also be discussed.
Speaker:  Conor Meeks

11:25-11:45 a.m.
2019: The Year in Review
This presentation will address a selection of hot topics, interesting cases, and recent developments in employment law. It will also cover how these recent decisions impact your company and what to expect in the new year.
Speaker:  Sarah Clay Leyshock

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A Fair Day’s Pay for a Fair Day’s Work: The FLSA
This presentation will include a discussion of the current enforcement priorities of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division with an emphasis on preventing and resolving Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) issues seen most often.
Guest Speaker:  Javier Iriart, Assistant Director, USDOL, Wage and Hour Division (Cincinnati Area Office/Dayton Field Office, Columbus District Office)

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Register by clicking here.

The seminar is approved for SHRM credit and pending 3.25 general CLE hours in Ohio & Kentucky. 

Questions? Contact Theresa Taylor at ttaylor@taftlaw.com or 513-357-9404.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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