11:30 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, 75 East State Street, Columbus, OH

Taft Columbus Labor & Employment Seminar

Registration: 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Lunch & Presentation: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Seminar: 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Seminar Agenda

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Presentation "The Talent Economy: Connecting Talent to Business Outcomes"

With the U.S. unemployment rate at record lows, the need for a compelling employee experience is more important than ever to attract and retain talent. So…how do leading organizations define, develop and deliver such an experience? Talmetrix's CEO and HR Veteran, Chris Powell, will walk through the key aspects of how organizations leverage employee sentiment AND data to improve the employee experience, and thus, business results.
Speaker: Chris Powell, Talmetrix

12:35-1:15 p.m.
Work Visas for Foreign Employees & The I-9: The New Form and Compliance Guidelines

Part 1: This discussion will review requirements and strategies in selecting a temporary (non-immigrant) work visa option for sponsorship of high-skilled and professional foreign employees.
Speaker: Antonia Mitroussia, Taft Cincinnati

Part 2: This discussion will focus on the latest version of the Form I-9, highlighting its "smart" features and Form I-9 completion and related compliance.
Speaker: Jennifer Snead, Taft Cincinnati

1:15-2:05 p.m.
Staffing Agreements: Pros & Cons, Practical Pointers in Drafting, Review and Preparation & Tax Implications

Part 1: This session will focus on using staffing agencies and other third party employment relationships. It will address the pros, such as third party leave and benefits management, and the cons, such as safety and training issues. It will also address the importance of understanding and including appropriate provisions in the staffing agreement, as well as actions to avoid that may jeopardize classification of these workers.
Speaker: Brian G. Dershaw, Taft Cincinnati

Part 2: This session will focus on Ohio sales and use tax on temporary or leased employees.
Speaker: J. Donald Mottley, Taft Columbus

2:05-3:00 p.m.
Writing Handbooks: Useful Tips for Drafting Policies and Employee

This session will include a practicum on writing policies and employment handbooks. It is part art and part science, but there are multiple ways to write protection for the employer into the text of the policies.
Speaker: Pamela S. Krivda, Taft Columbus

3:00-3:15 p.m.

3:15-4:00 p.m.
ADA & FMLA: Navigating the Complex World of Examinations, Certifications and Re-Certifications

Employers routinely request fitness for duty certifications or medical exams for employees. This session will review an employer's obligations and options surrounding employee medical records and exams under the ADA and FMLA.
Speaker: Carolyn A. Davis, Taft Columbus

4:00-4:45 p.m.
Working Remotely

May I work from home? Does my job really require me to be in the office? Is it better for the company to offer opportunities for employees to work from home? What are the pros and cons for allowing employees to work remotely? This session will answer those questions and provide best practices for employers who allow employees to work remotely.
Speaker: Janica Pierce Tucker, Taft Columbus

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Non-Compete Agreements: Practical Guidance

This session will focus on protecting your confidential business information and secrets from former employees who have left and may join a competitor — what you need to know before they leave and after.
Speakers: Pamela S. Krivda and Michael A. Byers, Taft Columbus

Register by clicking on the link above.
The seminar has been approved for 4.75 hours of HRCI and SHRM general credit. It is pending approval for Ohio CLE. There is no cost to attend this seminar.
Questions? Contact Kelly Sharpe at ksharpe@taftlaw.com or 317-713-3441.

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