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What Do You Mean I’m Their Employer?

Speakers:
John Merrell
Penny Wofford

The use of temporary employees, leased employees, contractors and other contingent workers creates a host of new joint employer issues.

This session will:

  • address the developing obligations and potential liabilities for contingent workers under the various employment, labor and benefits laws; and
     
  • help you manage risks for the most effective staffing model for your company.    

Effectively Managing Employee Leaves
of Absence 

Speakers:
Lucas Asper
Daniel Sulton

The rapidly expanding leave requirements under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), coupled with existing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements and new state and local leave laws, continue to create unique challenges for employers to comply with the law while still continuing operations when employees are absent from their jobs.

This session will focus on both the employment and benefits aspects that emerge when an employee is on a leave of absence and will provide you with the process and approach to allow your company to effectively manage employee absences.


It’s a Dangerous World!
Background Checks, Workplace Violence, and Drug Testing in 2017    

Speakers:
James Silvers
Stephen Woods

From conducting criminal background checks, to substance abuse testing and developing a workplace violence prevention plan, the legal requirements to ensure your workplace is safe continue to evolve.

This session will address the best practices and steps your company can take to create and maintain a safe work environment.


The Future of the New Overtime Rule and Other Compensation Developments

Speakers:
Tom Bright
Chuck McDonald

The fate of the salary basis test under the final overtime rule issued last year hangs in the balance pending court action and anticipated changes by the new presidential administration.

This session will:

  • Help you anticipate what’s ahead under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and address the important steps your company should take to prepare for upcoming changes;
     
  • Address new developments on the state wage and hour front; and,
     
  • Identify common costly mistakes your company should avoid in your compensation program.

Let Me Be Me!
Individual Expression
at Work

Speakers:
Ashley Cuttino
Mike Shetterly

From gender identity to tattoos and piercings and the need to post every thought on Instagram, employers are increasingly called up to balance employees’ individual expression against the rights of other workers and the employer’s business interests.

This session will address the legal and practical issues with individual expression, foreshadow developments ahead and provide best practices for avoiding claims while keeping employees happy and engaged in their jobs.