12:00 AM
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Law
  • Location: Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, 50 North Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Taft's Columbus Labor & Employment Seminar

Registration & Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Seminar: 12:30-5:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Seminar Agenda

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

12:30-1:00 p.m.
Employment Law Update

Speakers: Pamela Krivda, Elizabeth Stanton and Leon Bass

There have been many changes in and affecting labor and employment law during 2016. During today’s seminar, the various presenters will be covering some of these changes in depth. However, due to time limitations, in this presentation we will present brief updates and alerts on a number of other changes.

1:00-1:35 p.m.
Transcending Discrimination: Exploring the Legal Landscape for LGBT Employees

Speaker: Carolyn Davis

This session will examine federal and state protections, transgender employee issues, including “transition” and “bathroom” issues, and various best practices.

1:35-1:55 p.m.
A Joint Effort: Preparing Ohio’s Employers for Sept. 6

Speaker: Michael Byers

The new medical marijuana law goes into effect on Sept. 6, 2016. What are its provisions? What medical conditions qualify? How will the new law impact Ohio employers and drug-free workplace policies? This presentation will explore these questions and many other upcoming challenges to Ohio employers.

1:55-2:55 p.m.
New Wage/Hour Regulations and Practical Scenarios

Speakers: Elizabeth Stanton and Janica Pierce Tucker

This presentation will lay out the new wage/hour regulations effective Dec.1, 2016, which increase significantly the salary requirements for a “white collar” employee to be classified as exempt from overtime pay. As background to this discussion, the salary and duties tests required to be met in order to be considered an exempt employee will be discussed. Also, for employees who do not qualify for the exempt classification, i.e. non-exempt employees, the requirements relating to the following will be discussed: recordkeeping; what are considered hours worked; pay for all hours worked; and overtime pay. The presentation will end with application of these regulations to practical situations that occur in the workplace.

2:55-3:10 p.m.

3:10-3:45 p.m.
Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law Update

Speaker: Cynthia Felson

This presentation will include an overview of hot topics and recent developments in workers’ compensation law.

3:45-4:45 p.m.
Avoiding Litigation – And Being Very Prepared if the Wolf Comes to the Door

Speaker: Pamela Krivda

Internal handling of employee relations and disciplinary issues dictates how prepared you are if the company is sued. Learn how to defend yourself before the first punch is thrown. This session will cover conduct rules, discipline, discharge, severance agreements, how to handle litigation and what to know about electronic discovery.

4:45-5:00 p.m.

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Cocktail reception

Register by clicking on the link above.

Approved for 4.25 hours of Ohio CLE and HRCI (HR General) credit. There is no cost to attend this seminar and reception.

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

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