Navigating the Top Legal Issues Facing HR Professionals
December 18 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 am$30 – $43
Navigating the Top Legal Issues Facing HR Professionals
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 / 7:30 am – 11:30 am
7:30 am: Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am – 11:30 am: Presentation
This seminar will provide a refresher and update to attendees regarding hot topics in employment law in the areas of wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, medical marijuana, conducting workplace audits, and managing workplace investigations. Hear from leading employment law practitioners and a seasoned HR consultant on how to manage risk and take proactive steps to minimize litigation.
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Addressing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation issues
8:00 am – 8: 45 am — Rick Hackman, Esq.
With the recent focus on the #metoo movement, the spotlight on workplace discrimination and harassment issues has gotten brighter. However, harassment and discrimination issues in the workplace are not limited strictly to sexual harassment. Employers need to be vigilant in minimizing liability and protecting their employees from all forms of unlawful harassment. This potion of the seminar will provide guidance regarding what actually constitutes harassment and steps employers can take to eliminate unlawful harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
Wage and Hour Refresher and Update
8:45 am – 9:30 am — Steve Fleury, Esq.
Few workplace laws are more misunderstood and misapplied than federal and state wage and hour laws. As employees become more sophisticated about their rights, failure to adhere to the sometimes arcane and confusing regulations and guidelines can result in significant verdicts against employers. Further, Department of Labor audits of your recordkeeping practices may exponentially compound your problems.
This seminar will discuss a variety of important topics related to compliance with wage and hour laws, including designation of employees as exempt or non-exempt, avoiding common wage and hour mistakes, overtime issues, and the appropriate designation of independent contractors. It will also provide an update on the current state of the law under the Trump Administration.
Medicinal Marijuana, the Impact on your Business and Accommodations
9:30 am – 10:00 am — Harlan Glasser, Esq.
This segment will explore the impact of the Medical Marijuana Act on the workplace, how it may alter the disability analysis, and what you can do to prepare your business to stay ahead of the legal uncertainty.
Conducting Workplace Audits
10:15 am – 10:45 am – Leslie Bell
This portion of the seminar will provide an overview of the items every business needs to know to ensure compliance with the wide array of employment regulations, including requirements with respect to proper completion of the I-9 forms by new hires, annual compliance reports such as the EEO-1 and OSHA 300/300A and labor law postings. This presentation will also discuss employee file content, storage and retention in order to educate participants in the best practices for handling these important documents.
Workplace Investigations Panel
10:45 am – 11:15 am — Leslie Bell, Rick Hackman, Steve Fleury and Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.)
11:15 am – 11:30 am
Who Should Attend:
HR Professionals, Business Owners, Managers and Supervisors should attend.
Leslie Elsner Bell, Executive Director at Granite HR Consulting – Leslie is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of executive human resources expertise. Her experience spans across all types of businesses and organizations in various industries. For example, some industries include high technology telecom, engineering, manufacturing, publishing, and privatized education. Her expertise encompasses strategic staffing, benefits and compensation, training, employee relations, compliance and the full human resources arena. As a consultant, she is proficient in the full spectrum of human resource skills and expertise ranging from small to mid-size organizations who require special project completion or are without in-house human resources staff. Examples of the support she can provide include HR program development, compensation and benefits, employee handbooks, recruiting, compliance due diligence, and much more.
Steven Fleury, Esq., Saxton & Stump – Steve focuses his practice on labor and employment law, post-acute & long-term care, and healthcare litigation. He represents employers and insurers in state and federal courts with claims pertaining to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Steve has also represented clients before the Department of Labor and Industry in matters involving workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits.
Harlan Glasser, Esq., Saxton & Stump – Harlan focuses his practice on employment litigation on behalf of employers and insurers with respect to Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act and wage and hour cases. In addition, he counsels employers with respect to discrimination and harassment issues. Harlan also has experience in trade secret litigation, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Rick Hackman, Esq. Saxton & Stump – Rick serves as Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment group. For 20 years, Rick’s practice has been dedicated to representing employers and management in all aspects of employment law. Rick’s experience includes representation of clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, similar state and local agencies, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and numerous federal and state courts throughout the country. He frequently litigates claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Rick routinely defends employers in class and collective action lawsuits brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania Law. He also regularly represents corporate clients who seek to enforce the trade secret and non-competition obligations of former employees. Rick represents entities of all size and type, including construction companies, healthcare organizations, manufacturers, retailers and other service industry businesses. As an employment counselor, Rick advises clients with respect to compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including the FMLA, OSHA and the FLSA and provides training to employers on all issues related to employment law compliance. Rick also counsel’s employers on minimizing risk during both the discipline and termination process, with a focus on being “proactive” versus “reactive.” Further, a substantial portion of his practice is dedicated to the review and revision of various employment documents and policies, including employment agreements, handbooks and non-competition agreements.
Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) – Judge Stengel is the Chair of the Internal Investigations Group at Saxton & Stump and is also a member of the Firm’s Employment Law Group. Prior to joining the firm, Judge Stengel served as the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Judge Stengel has nearly three decades of judicial experience — 14 years as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and 14 years on the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Judge Stengel also works with the firm’s Employment Law Group. He has significant experience in various kinds of employment cases having presided over trial, ruled on motions, and helped parties reach a settlement in countless cases. In his capacity as the Chair of the Internal Investigations Group, Judge Stengel recognizes the internal and external sensitivities involved in conducting an “in-house” investigation and brings the skill, expertise, and experience necessary to conduct a detailed, objective, and, when required, confidential investigation.
Preferred registration date: December 11, 2018
Price includes light breakfast, current information materials, Q & A discussion time.
ABC Members may select the option to be invoiced. Non-members will need to please pay at time of registration either via credit card payment online or by calling Michele at the Chapter office: (717) 653-8106.
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