Employment Relations Seminar: The Circus Is Coming...To A Workplace Near You

OCT 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center

Come One, Come All!

Feel like a lion tamer or a trapeze artist trying to avoid a risky move or a dangerous misstep?

Join Porter Wright's Labor and Employment Group on Friday, October 25 as we present . . .

The Greatest Seminar On Earth!*
The Circus Is Coming . . .To A Workplace Near You

Feature Acts Include:


Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Your HR Decision-Making Process to Reduce Risk - Michael J. Underwood

In your role, every day is a balancing act. You face significant challenges where one misstep can put your business at risk. In this session, we will train your HR reflexes to help you navigate the decision-making process effectively. We will help you walk each important step, focusing on workplace investigations and other fact-gathering efforts, best practices for making fair and defendable decisions, and the importance of documentation along the way. Using a discharge case and a performance management issue as the models for discussion, we will highlight the HR instincts that will keep you in balance and aloft.

Become the Accomodation Ringleader: Managing Workers' Compensation and ADA Issues Effectively - Christopher C. Russell and Leigh Anne Benedic
Feeling like ADA and Workers' Compensation issues are a juggling act? In this session, we will help you keep from dropping the ball by discussing key Workers' Compensation and ADA concerns that any employer might face, and walk you through some of our best practices so you can keep accommodation issues from becoming a circus.

Taming the Lion: Social Media, Bring Your Own Device Issues and Other Technology Risks in the Workplace - Brian D. Hall and Sara Hutchins Jodka
For employers, taming the technology lion is not a task for the faint of heart. Rapidly changing technology continues to accelerate and descend on your workplace. The technology lion began roaring with employee comments made on their social media accounts. But now, the easy availability of social media video apps, and the risk that those videos may go viral, has the lion on the prowl. Workplace trends towards BYOD environments only make the technology lion more dangerous. In this session, you will learn key takeaways that will help you address the technology risks in your workplace and return the beast back to its cage.

You won't want to miss this one!

*In our humble opinion

There is no charge for this seminar; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 22.  For more information, please contact Erin Hawk.