11/10/2017
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel 3645 River Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46240

Taft Indianapolis Labor & Employment Annual Update

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch / Q&A Discussion: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Seminar Agenda:

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Top Mistakes Employers Make That Lead to Employment-Related Litigation and How to Avoid Them


Addressing employment issues proactively (instead of reactively) allows employers to maintain peace in the workplace and focus on running their business. This session will cover top mistakes employers make that lead to litigation and tactics employers can use to avoid litigation. 
Speaker: Mick Terrell

9:00-9:20 a.m.
Challenges Faced by Employers With Employees 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.
Speakers: Melissa Gardner

9:20-9:40 a.m.
Best Practices to Limit the Risk of 401(k) Plan Fee Litigation


As a result of recent class action lawsuits alleging that administrative and investment fees paid by 401(k) plans were excessive, the actions of plan fiduciaries have been subjected to even greater scrutiny. This session will provide a summary of the processes and procedures that a plan fiduciary can put in place to limit its exposure to potential liability relating to its obligation under ERISA to ensure that the plan’s fees are reasonable in relation to the services provided.
Speaker: Chris Fowler

9:40-9:55 a.m.
Break

9:55-10:25 a.m.
Best Practices for Terminating an Employee


This presentation will cover best practices for terminating an employee, including a checklist to help prevent employers from making mistakes that may result in a lawsuit.
Speaker: Tom DeVoe

10:25-10:45 a.m.
Wage and Hour Audits: Are You Ready?


As the number of wage-and-hour claims continues to increase — many brought as class or collective actions — it is imperative that your company is in full compliance with the myriad of controlling federal and state laws. This presentation will discuss how a properly conducted wage-and-hour audit can greatly reduce your company’s exposure to these costly claims.
Speaker: Mick Terrell

10:45-11:15 a.m.
I’ve Been Sued! Now What?


This session will provide an overview of the litigation process from start to finish. Anne will walk the attendees through the various steps, from receiving the initial complaint through trial. The session will also explain how to prepare your company for a lawsuit before you are actually sued, how to streamline the discovery process and how to limit your exposure at trial.
Speaker: Anne Cowgur

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


Register by clicking on the link above. Questions? Contact Kelly Sharpe at ksharpe@taftlaw.com or 317-713-3441.

This seminar is pending approval for Indiana CLE hours and SHRM and HRCI general HR credit hours.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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