2:30-3:00 p.m. – Registration
3:00-5:00 p.m. – Program
5:00-6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
Investigating Workplace Complaints
Speaker: Douglas Anspach
While reaching the correct conclusion after a workplace complaint remains a vital part of maintaining a healthy workplace, the importance of the process in reaching that conclusion cannot be overstated. This presentation will discuss how to thoroughly and lawfully investigate any kind of workplace complaint, with a particular focus on discrimination and harassment allegations.
Emerging Issues in Trade Secrets and Non-Competes
Speaker: Valerie Talkers
Trade secret and non-compete laws are rapidly changing. It is critical for employers to stay up-to-date on these developments to ensure that their non-competes comply with the law in each state where they have employees. This presentation will focus on recent legislative changes and case law decisions affecting trade secret protection and non-compete agreements. We will also discuss how to determine whether existing agreements are lawful and provide strategies.
OSHA Accident Investigation Do’s and Don’ts
(What Should A Company Do Before The Compliance Officer Shows Up?)
Speaker: Robert Dunlevey
Every employer performs accident investigations – many causing unexpected liabilities. Recently OSHA has been demanding that all of the investigative witness statements and consultants’ accident reports be revealed to the OSHA investigators and then they are used as a basis for citing the employer. Employers need to know how to better conduct an accident investigation and limit the release of employee witness statements and consultants’ reports.
Employee Retention Strategies
Speaker: Tim Pepper
The demand for qualified, motivated employees far exceeds the supply. This is great news for employees, but challenging for employers trying to hang onto a steady workforce. Many employers are turning to financial incentive programs and various kinds of employment agreements to reduce turnover. This presentation will provide solutions to the legal risks associated with the most common retention strategies.
Medical Marijuana in Ohio: What Adjustments are Required for
Handbook Policies and Employment Practices?
Speaker: Jeff Mullins
As the new medical marijuana framework is finally operationalized in Ohio, what changes do employers need to make with respect to hiring practices, requests for medical accommodation, post-accident drug testing, last chance agreements and employee termination procedures? Jeff will discuss the best practices for construction industry employers to address each of these issues in the future.
SHRM credits pending. There is no cost to attend this seminar.
Register for this event here.
Questions? Call Akilah at 937-228-2838.