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Taft's Cincinnati Labor and Employment Annual Update

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Cintas Center

1624 Herald Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45207

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Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Seminar: 9:00-12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

AGENDA:

9:00-9:20 a.m.
Buckle Up: Fast-Breaking Labor Law Changes in the Trump Era

Many of the NLRB developments reviewed at prior seminars have been reversed, and others may soon be undone, according to guidance emanating from Washington. We will highlight the most significant changes, including those involving private arbitration agreements, class action waivers, picketing, joint employer status, use of company emails, relaxed limits on handbooks and work rules, and more!
Speaker: Mark J. Stepaniak

9:20-9:35 a.m.
10 Things Every HR Manager Should Know About Immigration Law

In this presentation, we will address common immigration inquiries posed by human resources professionals on topics including E-Verify, immigration enforcement, and employee sponsorship.
Speaker: Jennifer Snead

9:35-9:55 a.m.
Employees and Data Security: Your Greatest Asset, Your Greatest Risk

Every year employees top the annual surveys of risks to company information security. In this session we will talk about ways to help reduce that risk while also empowering your workforce to be an asset in the never-ending battle to protect company information.
Speaker: Scot Ganow

9:55-10:10 a.m.
Fair Credit Reporting Act: Employer Rights and Obligations in Conducting Background Checks

What rights and obligations do employers have when they come across applicants with a criminal record? What must they do to lawfully obtain that record? Employers obtaining background checks on applicants and employees are subject to strict procedural requirements under the FCRA. This session will provide an overview of those requirements as well as potential pitfalls faced by employers.
Speaker: Connie M. Kremer

10:10-10:30 a.m.
Employer Liability for Workplace Injuries Outside the Safety of Workers’ Compensation Premiums

Workers’ compensation is intended to shield an employer from civil actions resulting from workplace injuries. Employers need to be aware that pursuant to state law, there are civil causes of action available for the injured employee who alleges retaliation, an intentional action by the employer causing the injury, and for violations of safety requirements set forth by the state. In each instance the employer may face dollar for dollar liability with no insurance coverage.
Speaker: Samuel M. Duran

10:30-10:45 a.m.
The Legal Landscape for Claims of Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Transgender Discrimination

The legal landscape for dealing with claims of sexual orientation discrimination and transgender discrimination is the subject of considerable confusion for employers (and for much of the general public). This session will discuss recent court decisions and agency guidance on these topics, with a focus on how those impact employers.
Speaker: Evan T. Priestle

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00-11:20 a.m.
Responding to Harassment Allegations: Investigations and Crisis Management

This presentation will cover how to handle harassment investigations, the consequences of violating company policies and best practices for training supervisors. This presentation will also address crisis management for employers facing harassment allegations and how to be well-prepared, thorough and strategic.
Speaker: Carolyn A. Davis

11:20-11:40 a.m.
Fair Labor Standards Act Update

This session will discuss recent cases and issues under the FLSA, including the reinstatement of opinion letters and the possible increase in the salary level threshold. It will also focus on some of the challenging aspects related to mistakes employers make, including accounting for bonuses.
Speaker: Brian G. Dershaw

11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Year in Review

This presentation will address a selection of hot topics, interesting cases and recent developments in employment law. It will also cover how these recent decisions impact your company.
Speaker: Doreen Canton

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Labor Shortages and Poverty: One Solution to Two Problems
In a tight labor market where employees are in high demand, many organizations are struggling to maintain staffing levels. Yet Cincinnati's poverty rate continues to climb. Local non-profit Cincinnati Works partners with employers to help willing individuals work their way to economic self-sufficiency. The agency’s CEO will share strategies and success stories from the agency’s mission of providing employers with an untapped source of entry- and mid-level workers while preparing individuals for job readiness, retention, and advancement.
Guest Speaker: Peggy Zink, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Works

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch

Please register at the link above.

The seminar has been approved for 3.25 total CLE Hours in OH and SHRM credit. KY CLE credit is pending.

Questions? Contact Theresa Taylor at ttaylor@taftlaw.com or 513-357-9404.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and lunch.

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1624 Herald Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45207

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