11/15/2019
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. / Seminar: 8:30 a.m. / Lunch: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel 3645 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240

Taft Indianapolis Employment Law Annual Update

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Registration & Continental Breakfast
: 8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch / Open Discussion: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Seminar Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m.
How to Conduct an Effective Pay-Equity Audit

Reports of gender pay gaps across the country are on the rise. As a result, employers are now more than ever the targets of state and local government agencies, media, shareholder activists, and class-action attorneys. So what is a company to do? Sometimes your best defense is a good offense. Along these lines, many companies are choosing proactively to conduct pay audits to identify and remedy pay disparities before they come under attack. Carrying out these self-audits before a lawsuit is filed will provide a complete defense under some state laws. In this presentation, Mick will tell you how to conduct a successful pay audit and protect your company from this growing legal risk.

Speaker: Mick Terrell

9:00-9:30 a.m.
Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

With a majority of U.S. states enacting medical marijuana laws, marijuana in the workplace has become a hot issue for employers seeking to implement appropriate workplace policies for lawful marijuana users. Navigating this subject is complicated by the fact that marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and each state has different laws concerning marijuana use in the workplace. This seminar will dive into the details of this subject and will provide a foundation for establishing appropriate workplace rules covering marijuana use.

Speaker: Tom DeVoe

9:30-10:00 a.m.
401(k) Fee Litigation Moving Toward Smaller Plans….Are you taking the appropriate steps to avoid being the next target?

The target market for plaintiff lawyers pursuing 401(k) fee lawsuits has moved from the mega corporations with billions in their 401(k) plans down to the mid-size corporations with less than 10 million dollars in their 401(k) plans. Patricia and Chris will provide attendees with practical advice to help their companies avoid becoming the next target and to be successful in the unfortunate event they find themselves forced to defend a 401(k) fee litigation suit in the future.

Speakers: Patricia Beaty and Chris Fowler

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

10:15-10:45 a.m.
#MeToo and Backlash: Navigating the Gender Divide

While the #MeToo movement is credited with bringing to light issues of sexual harassment that have long been ignored, tolerated, or even misunderstood in the workforce, there are reports of women now experiencing negative, unintended consequences of #MeToo. Backlash to #MeToo has significant potential to further diminish opportunities for women at work where some men have claimed to be fearful of engaging in mentoring and other relationships important to career advancement. Companies must be prepared to navigate these concerns with their employees and ensure they are providing a workplace that is safe and free from harassment and discrimination.

Speaker: Tracy Betz

10:45-11:15 a.m.
Are You Expecting (Trouble)? Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

This session will provide an overview of the employment laws that apply to and affect pregnant employees in the workplace. It will also examine different scenarios and provide employers with tips to minimize the risk of “trouble” that can arise with accommodations and medical leave for pregnant employees.

Speaker: Melissa Macchia

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hot Topics and Recent Developments

This session will cover a selection of hot topics and recent developments in employment law, including recent federal decisions involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other employment laws. The presentation will also address how these recent decisions impact your company.

Speaker: Blake Burgan

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Open Discussion

Register by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Kelly Sharpe at ksharpe@taftlaw.com or 317-713-3441.

This seminar has been approved for 3.3 hours of Indiana CLE and SHRM credit. There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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