Why you should attend
Whether you are new to the field, seeking a quick refresher, or if your law practice only touches upon employment law issues, this jam-packed employment law primer is designed for you. An expert faculty will lead you through the major regulations and case law governing the employer/employee relationship and offer practical pointers ranging from hiring to firing and everything in between. In addition, the program will address certain key concepts of the law under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
What you will learn
- Review the major employment law statutes and regulations, (e.g. FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN Act, OSHA, and GINA) and identify the agencies responsible for enforcing them and enforcement trends
- Understand the common sources of discrimination in the workplace
- Learn how to define the employer/employee relationship: employees vs. independent contractors, temporary and leased employees and explore joint employment issues
- Consider common wage/hour concerns
- Analyze the ADA/ADAAA and the accommodation process
- Get the latest guidance on leaves of absence, including FMLA, ADA, military and other leave requests
- Hear highlights of the law under the NLRA
Who should attend
This program is designed for attorneys and human resources professionals at all levels, including those who are new to the employment law arena or seeking a refresher.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Michael J. Gray
9:15 Employment Law 101
- Federal employment law requirements (e.g., FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN Act, OSHA, and GINA)
- Federal enforcement mechanisms, agencies, and trends
- Recent federal regulations and guidance
- Notable federal and state law trends, including analysis of the latest Court of Appeals and Supreme Court opinions of note
- Common sources of discrimination in the workplace
Brenda H. Feis, Marni Helfand, Jeffrey K. Ross
10:30 Labor Law Nuts and Bolts
- The law of union organizing
- The representation election process
- The law of collective bargaining
- The interplay between employment law and the NLRA
- Current hot topics
Brian West Easley, Peter Sung Ohr, Dale Pierson
11:30 Networking Break
11:45 Are These My Employees?: The Latest Issues on Outsourcing and Independent Contractors
- Factors to be considered when classifying workers as employees
- Indicators of an independent contractor relationship
- Temporary and leased employees
- Joint employment and other liability
- Franchisee considerations
- Government enforcement initiatives
John M. Dickman, Nigel F. Telman
12:45 Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 FLSA/Wage and Hour Update
- FLSA requirements
- Classification/exemption issues
- General trends in federal and state law
- Regular rate of pay, training time and fluctuating work week considerations
- DOL initiatives
Thomas F. Hurka, Douglas Werman, Anna Wermuth
2:45 The ADA/ADAAA, FMLA, USERRA and Other Leave Laws
- Interplay among leave laws
- The accommodation process
- Best practices/policies
- Interpreting the DOL’s final rules on FMLA and guidance on the ADAAA
Robert T. Bernstein, Brian Bulger, Laura B. Friedel
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Ethical Practices in Hiring and Disciplining Employees
- Use of social media in hiring
- The interview process
- The disciplinary process: assessing the facts
- Conducting a disciplinary meeting
Michael G. Cleveland, Adam S. Forman, John C. Hendrickson, Brett Rawitz
~ Assistant General Counsel, Huron Consulting Group
John C. Hendrickson
~ Regional Attorney, Chicago District Office, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision
Peter Sung Ohr
~ Regional Director, National Labor Relations Board, Region 13
~ Managing Counsel, Global Labor and Employment Law, McDonald's Corporation
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