Employment Relations Seminar 2011: Preventative Care for Your Workforce

MAY 19, 2011 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center


8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 - 12:00 p.m. - Program


Preparing Your Business for Health Care Reform

The fate of federal health care reform legislation remains controversial. Competing proposals to attack the country's deficit compounds the uncertainty about the legislation's fate. Rich McHugh, a partner in our Washington, D.C. office, will discuss the direction health care reform is headed, what the potential impact on employers will be, and what your business should or shouldn't do now to prepare for what may be coming.

Protecting Your Business Under the New ADAAA Regulations
Recently, the final regulations and interpretive guidelines implementing the ADAAA were released by the EEOC. One of the express purposes of the ADAAA is to make it easier for an individual to establish that he or she has a disability within the meaning of the ADA. During this presentation, Mike Underwood will discuss what you need to know about these new regulations and specific steps that will help you to recognize and meet your obligations as well as reduce your potential for ADA liability. Among other things, Mike will cover best practices for engaging in meaningful dialogue with employees and job applicants about possible reasonable accommodation and documenting the process so that your decisions are sound, fair and defensible.

Building Your Immunity: Developing a Managed Approach of Your Termination Process
The termination process often leaves employers vulnerable. John Stephen and other panelists will uncover the leading causes of liability in these instances and will help you develop an approach to help you better manage your risk.

This complimentary session has been approved for 3.25 hours of credit through HRCI. It has been submitted for 3.25 hours of CLE credit with the Ohio Supreme Court.