Employment Relations Seminar: Navigating the Workforce Jungle - Spotting the Issues Without Seeing Spots

OCT 30, 2014
Hilton Columbus at Easton

October 30, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Registration and breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Program

Navigating the Workforce Jungle: Spotting the Issues Without Seeing Spots

Do you know what is lurking around the corner? We'll take you on a safari as we traverse the perilous terrain of today's workforce jungle, helping you spot the issues you didn't even know were lurking in your workplace.

Our journey will include:

Trekking Through the Reasonable Accommodation Interactive Process
John M. Stephen and Lisa G. Whittaker
Hidden dangers lurk behind nearly every corner as human resources professionals navigate their way through the interactive process. Each time you traverse this precarious path, you will likely end up at a different destination as no two situations are alike. This presentation will help you spot the important issues when engaging in the interactive process with respect to disability and religious accommodations, and will give you a bird's eye view of a few real life examples to help illustrate key takeaways for employers.

Avoiding the Thicket: "Wage Theft" Flurry Creates Increasing Threats for Employers
Fred G. Pressley and Leigh Anne Williams
"Wage theft" is a new name for a familiar threat that is forcing employers to be extra diligent in ensuring they are in compliance with wage and hour laws. The media has "rebranded" this issue and plaintiffs' attorneys have caught on. This session will help you avoid expensive missteps by demonstrating where these "wage theft" issues are lurking, and help you stay on a clear path.

The Voracious Appetite of the New NLRB: Protecting Your Company from the Newest Employer Predator - Unionized or Not
Michael J. Underwood and Sara H. Jodka
The NLRB has truly become an omnivore - preying on companies regardless of whether they are unionized or not. For non-unionized employers, who have long enjoyed relative freedom from the watchful eyes of the NLRB, this increased scrutiny has become a trap for the unwary. As the role of the NLRB has increased, and continues to increase, companies are now finding themselves trying to determine what constitutes concerted protected activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, and what policy of theirs will be the next to be deemed illegal by the NLRB. This presentation will address the newest attacks employers are facing from the NLRB, and offer strategies to help ensure you don't become caught in the NLRB's crosshairs.

This program, 223790, has been approved for 3.25 (Business) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. It has been submitted to the Ohio Supreme Court for 3.25 hours of (general) CLE credit.