Registration: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seminar: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Cocktail Reception: 5:00 p.m.
  • Type: CLE Seminar
  • Location: The Columbus Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215

Taft Columbus Labor & Employment Law Seminar

There is no charge for this seminar. Please be our guest for a complimentary lunch immediately before the seminar. Approved for 4.0 hours CLE & HRCI credit.

12:30 – 12:50 p.m. 
What’s Behind Curtain #2? Background Checks & the EEOC Guidance

Speaker: Mike Byers
Employers will receive the latest guidance on what’s legal and what’s not when conducting compliance and background checks. Mike Byers will explain the EEOC’s view on using the internet and social media when checking out potential employees, when to conduct checks and upon whom, new rules for handling criminal records in checks, how federal law impacts an employer’s process, and steps to take if an employer finds an applicant has lied.

12:50 – 1:10 p.m.
New Issues in Employment Law & What’s on the Horizon

Speakers: Pam Krivda & Betty Stanton
This will be a point/counter point approach to the latest developments in employment law.

1:10 – 1:45 p.m.
Same Sex Marriage Across Various States: Relevance to Ohio and Impact on Policies, FMLA, and Benefits

Speaker: Janica Pierce Tucker
Janica Tucker overviews the implications of same-sex marriage laws in different states and their relevance to Ohio and how they impact employers’ policies, FMLA, and benefits standards. 

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 – 2:35 p.m.
Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Speaker:  Pam Krivda
What is a psychiatric disability? What kinds of issues does a psychiatric disability present to an employer? How to balance workplace safety issues and concerns of coworkers against rights of staff with certified psychiatric disabilities will be discussed.  Pam Krivda will provide a practicum for attendees to understand their rights and obligations under ADA, FMLA, and more.

2:35 – 2:55 p.m.
Defending Against Psychological Allowances

Speaker:  Cynthia Felson
Psychological conditions are becoming more prevalent in workers’ compensation claims. Employers will learn the legal considerations when a motion for a psychological condition is filed, and what to expect in the defense of these motions.

2:55 – 3:30 p.m.
Always Connected: The 24/7 Employee

Speaker:  Betty Stanton
Today’s employees are more connected than ever to their jobs – thanks to technology. But this constant connection creates issues that an employer must manage. Betty Stanton will contrast exempt and non-exempt status and outline the modernization of white collar exemptions. 

3:30 – 3:40 p.m.

3:40 – 4:15 p.m.
Contractor Compliance, Document Retention, & Wellness Plans under The Affordable Care Act

Speaker: Carolyn Davis
This session explores the latest mandates in federal contractor compliance, document retention and preservation, and best practices in wellness plans under the Affordable Care Act.

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
ARMADA – Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

Speaker: Tom Foos, President & CEO of ARMADA, Ltd.
Just because an organization has a workplace violence prevention policy doesn’t mean it has an effective workplace violence program. Tom Foos will help employers as to what is needed to establish a formal company program, develop guidelines, and discuss the essential elements of an effective program. Topics will include recognizing warning signs/behavioral indicators, reporting protocols and discussion on appropriate response to a potential workplace violence incident.

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
Please join us for a reception after the seminar.

Register early. RSVP by clicking the link above. 

Questions? Contact Jessica Hamlin at jhamlin@taftlaw.com or (614) 334-6157.

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