Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Lunch and Guest Speaker: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Registration Begins at 8:15 a.m.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Presented by: Taft Stettinius & Hollister
  • Speakers: Tom Devoe, Mick Terrell, Anne Cowgur, Chuck O?Keefe, Blake Burgan and Michelle Eisele
  • Location: Indianapolis Marriott North Hotel, 3645 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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8:30 – 9:10 a.m.
Affordable Care Act Implications For Employers

Speaker: Tom Devoe

The Affordable Care Act – the President’s new health care law – has been found constitutional.  It will require employers of 50 or more full-time employees to provide “affordable” insurance providing “minimum essential coverage” including “essential health benefits” beginning January 1, 2014 or they may pay a penalty.  Some provisions of the law are in effect already and some go into effect between now and 2014.  This presentation will address requirements on employers such as:

•    Which employers are covered?
•    What “minimum essential coverage” must be provided?
•    What does “affordable” mean?”
•    What are “essential health benefits?”
•    What are the penalties for non-compliance?

9:10 – 9:50 a.m.
Protecting Your Business with Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements

Speaker: Mick Terrell

Businesses of all sizes are looking increasingly to non-competition and confidentiality agreements to retain key employees, protect confidential information and preserve valuable customer accounts.  Companies that fail to use these agreements do so at their own risk.  Mick Terrell will explain how to create and implement enforceable non-compete and confidentiality agreements. 

9:50 – 10:30 a.m.
An Ounce of Prevention:  Managing Electronic Information Before The Subpoena

Speaker: Anne Cowgur

The sources and amount of electronic information related to your business (from the most official and most unofficial sources) is a bit overwhelming.  The best time to assess what information exists and where it is kept is before you receive a subpoena or a summons.  That is also the best time to take steps toward controlling the creation and retention of such information.  Anne Cowgur will discuss the varied sources of discoverable information and best practices for managing this information before it becomes an issue.

10:30-10:45 a.m.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Are You Ready to Beat a Union Campaign?

Speaker: Chuck O’Keefe

Is your company ready to beat a union campaign?  If a union showed up tomorrow, would your supervisors know what to do?  Would your company be prepared to respond immediately and effectively?  Although the NLRB’s new quickie election rule has been dealt a temporary setback, you can bet that we haven’t heard the last from the Obama Board on this issue.  Now is the time to prepare.

Chuck O’Keefe will share with you his substantial experience in defeating union organizing efforts and provide you with insight on the best ways for your company to beat a union organizing campaign.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hot Topics and Recent Developments

Speaker: Blake Burgan

In this session, Blake Burgan will speak on a selection of hot topics and recent developments in employment law. Blake 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.

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Best Practices for Responding to an EEOC Charge – An Insider’s View

Speaker: Michelle Eisele, Supervisory Trial Attorney for the Indianapolis District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Guest speaker, Michelle Eisele, will provide invaluable insight on how the EEOC investigates a charge of discrimination.  Among other things, Michelle will discuss best practices for responding to an EEOC charge and the latest "hot issues" the EEOC looks for when investigating a company.

This program has been approved for 3.8 hours of Indiana CLE credit and 3.75 hours of HRCI credit

Register early using the link above.

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

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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