3:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: The Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Taft's Cincinnati Labor & Employment Law Annual Update

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lunch will follow the seminar

Seminar Agenda:

9:00-9:20 a.m.
Wage and Hour Compliance Under DOL’s New Overtime Rule

Speaker: Justin D. Flamm

The Department of Labor’s new “overtime rule” takes effect on Dec. 1, 2016. This presentation will discuss best practices for compensation and wage/hour compliance under a regulatory requirement that is intended to make four million more employees eligible for overtime premiums.

9:20-9:45 a.m.
Drug Tests, Medical Marijuana, and Misbehaving and Careless Employees: The Impact These Can Have on Your Workers’ Compensation Costs

Speakers: Samuel M. Duran and Andrew R. Thaler

This session will cover drug testing as a defense to a claim allowance and a request for indemnity benefits, the impact of medical marijuana on a workers’ compensation claim, and the role of specific safety requirements in workers’ compensation and the potential costs to an employer.

9:45-10:05 a.m.
2016’s Ten Most Surprising Decisions of the National Labor Relations Board and Department of Labor

Speaker: Mark J. Stepaniak

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) continue to issue decisions and pronouncements that depart from decades old precedent, leaving employers to wonder what’s next. Many previously well-understood doctrines and principles have been overturned so completely that the law often is the opposite of what it was just a few years ago. These changes have been so rapid and unrelenting that many employers now believe that “everything they know is wrong.”

10:05-10:25 a.m.
Advanced Immigration

Speaker: Antonia Mitroussia

This session will cover various topics in Immigration law, including a general overview of non-immigrant (temporary) work visa categories to consider when the H-1B work visa cap has been met. Specifically, we will discuss F-1/OPT, including the new OPT STEM extension, E-1/E-2, E-3, L-1, O-1, and TN, among other options.

10:25-10:45 a.m.
The Interplay of the FMLA and ADA

Speaker: Evan T. Priestle

When is it Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protected leave? When is leave a reasonable accommodation? How much leave is too much? What do you do when the FMLA and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) intersect? This session will address recent case law under the FMLA and ADA and the intersection of both.

10:45-11:00 a.m.

11:00-11:20 a.m.
OSHA Update

Speaker: Conor H. Meeks

This presentation will address the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recent initiatives, including increased penalty amounts and changes to its injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting rule (which added electronic submission and public disclosure of injury data and anti-retaliation language aimed at limiting post-incident drug testing and safety incentive policies), as well as recent noteworthy enforcement cases.

11:20-11:35 a.m.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Minimize Your Legal Risk and Transform Your Culture

Speaker: Sarah Leyshock

This session will discuss the legal standard for employers’ compliance with sexual harassment law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Faragher/Ellerth affirmative defense. In addition, this session will provide specific “best practices” for minimizing harassment-related liability risk and transforming your organization’s cultural response to harassment, including tips for designing effective anti-harassment policies, reporting and investigation procedures, and anti-harassment trainings, based on recent case decisions and the June 2016 report of the co-chairs of the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace.

11:35 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
2016: The Year in Review

Speaker: Doreen Canton

This presentation will address a selection of hot topics, interesting cases and recent developments in employment law. It will also cover how these recent decisions impact your company.

12:00-12:30 p.m.
EEOC Priorities

Guest Speaker: Melanie Breen, Director, Cincinnati Area Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

This presentation will include a discussion of the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan and priorities of the commission, with an emphasis on ADA issues that are seen most often.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Register by clicking on the link above.

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

This seminar has been approved for 3.25 CLE hours in both Ohio and Kentucky and for 3.25 general HRCI credit hours.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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