Seminar: 8:30-11:45 a.m., Lunch and Q&A: 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Registration Begins at 8:15 a.m.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft
  • Speakers: Tom Devoe, Mick Terrell, Anne Cowgur, Chuck O?Keefe, Blake Burgan, Chris Fowler
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel, 3645 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Taft's Labor & Employment Law Annual Update - Indianapolis

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Are You at Risk? How to Avoid Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuits

Speaker: Mick Terrell

In this session, Mick will discuss the importance of implementing the right policies and procedures for dealing with unlawful discrimination and retaliation in the workplace. The presentation will include tips on how to train your management team to create a work environment and culture in which employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation do not occur.  

9:00-9:30 a.m.
Workplace Violence and Cyber Attacks

Speaker: Anne Cowgur

In today’s world, we must work cooperatively to prevent and respond to threats of workplace violence or cyber attack. These protective efforts often require balancing the greater good against the privacy rights of individuals. They also require balancing the legal options against the practical implications of pursuing these options. This session will discuss theories of legal liability to employees as well as business invitees and will explore the legal and practical implications of various options for protecting your business.

9:30-10:00 a.m.
Do You Know Who Your Employees Are? The Employee versus Independent Contractor Dilemma

Speaker: Tom DeVoe

A common mistake made by employers is improperly classifying workers as independent contractors versus employees. This mistake can prove extremely costly. Whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor is a question of fact and must be determined for each person. If an individual is an employee, then any costs for workers’ compensation, social security and unemployment insurance, as well as federal and state income tax withholding, are the responsibility of the employer. Penalties for failing to take responsibility for these costs can be significant. In this session, Tom will guide you through the steps you need to follow to ensure that your employees are properly classified. 

10:00-10:15 a.m.

10:15-10:45 a.m.
Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act Impacting Non-Union and Union Employers

Speaker: Chuck O’Keefe

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) now has a properly constituted quorum of board members and is aggressively and rapidly reversing decisions from the Bush administration. In addition, through its rulemaking process, the NLRB is attempting to make it easier for unions to organize non-union employers. The NLRB’s overhaul of existing board law impacts union and non-union employers alike. Chuck will update you on these significant changes and will discuss practical ways that your company can deal with them. 

10:45-11:15 a.m.
Employee Benefits Update

Speaker: Chris Fowler

This presentation will address several current employee benefits topics, including guidance issued under the Affordable Care Act and the delay in implementation of the Act’s shared responsibility provisions, implications of the decision by the Supreme Court in the Windsor case (regarding the Defense of Marriage Act) and subsequent IRS guidance, wellness programs, investment in target date funds by 401(k) plans, and considerations for the drafting of self-funded health plans in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen.

11:15-11:45 a.m.
Hot Topics and Recent Developments

Speaker: Blake Burgan

In this session, Blake will speak on a selection of hot topics and recent developments in employment law. He will discuss 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. He will also address how these recent decisions impact your company.

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Q&A/Open Discussion

During lunch, members of Taft’s Labor and Employment group will answer labor and employment law questions from attendees.    

Register early. RSVP by clicking on the link above.

This seminar is pending Indiana CLE approval and is approved for 3.0 hours of HRCI general credit. There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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

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