Friday, November 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Location: The Cintas Center at Xavier University, 1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Taft's Cincinnati Labor & Employment Law Annual Update

Seminar: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch will follow seminar.
Registration Begins at 8:30 a.m.

There is no charge for this seminar.

Approved for 3.25 hours of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana CLE and general HRCI credit.

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
The Affordable Care Act in 2013 and Beyond

Speaker:  Greg Rogers

The Supreme Court has spoken, and the President's new health care law has been upheld.  This presentation will address coverage issues, the mandate that insurance be "affordable," and applicable penalties as employers take steps to comply with the provisions that have not yet taken effect.

9:20 – 9:45 a.m.
FMLA Trends and Best Practices

Speaker:  Ryan Martin

The FMLA continues to be a frequent source of problems for employers.  This presentation will discuss the latest decisions and trends in abuse of leave, intermittent leave, and other recent areas of FMLA activity.

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.
Another Active Year for the NLRB

Speaker:  Lisa Amend

2012 was another active year for the National Labor Relations Board, with developments and new initiatives affecting both unionized and nonunion employers alike.  Lisa Amend will discuss recent activity in the areas of social media and union organizing.

10:05 – 10:25 a.m.
So You Think You're Not a Government Contractor?

Speaker:  Barbara Duncombe

Government contractors are subject to extensive employment-related requirements, but many employers do not even realize they are covered.  This presentation will address ways that employers can fall under the OFCCP's jurisdiction, as well as the resulting requirements.

10:25 – 10:45 a.m.
The Brave New World of "Disability" Under the ADAAA

Speaker:  Mark Stepaniak

As courts continue to decide cases under the ADAAA, employers face new pitfalls in managing accommodation requests and attendance problems.  Mark Stepaniak will discuss recent decisions and implications for employers.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.
Dress Codes vs. Religious Beliefs
Speaker:  Brian Dershaw

Religion-based charges with the EEOC have increased every year since 2005, and EEOC refers to religious accommodation cases as "low-hanging fruit."  Brian Dershaw will discuss new EEOC initiatives regarding dress codes, schedule conflicts, and related issues.

11:20 – 11:35 a.m.
Background Checks:  New Risks from an Old Practice

Speaker:  Aisha Monem

Background checks, which are standard operating procedure for many employers, have become a new target for EEOC.  Aisha Monem will discuss the agency's position and employer best practices for screening candidates.

11:35 a.m. – Noon
2012:  The Year in Review

Speaker:  Doreen Canton

Doreen Canton will discuss new developments and interesting recent cases interpreting and applying the range of employment laws.

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Employment Law Lessons from a Professional Mediator

Guest Speaker:  Steve Calardo, Calardo Mediation Service

Professional mediator Steve Calardo will discuss insights he has gained from years of helping employers resolve employment-related lawsuits.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Please join us for a complimentary lunch immediately following the seminar.

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

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