Employment Relations Seminar: Stop the Domino Effect: Reduce Your Company's Potential Risk

MAY 01, 2012 at 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center

3900 Chagrin Drive


Workplace Investigation Practices and Techniques: Making Sure Your Investigation Provides The Support You Need for Your Defense

Michael J. Underwood and Sara Hutchins Jodka
Almost every employment law challenge comes down to: "What did the company do and why?" A well planned, carried out and documented investigation not only helps you make the right decision, it also helps you get more quickly to a win if your decision is later challenged. In this session, we will discuss best practices for getting the information and results needed for effective and supportable decisions.

Tread Carefully: Top Five Wage-and-Hour Mistakes Employers Make With Non-Exempt Employees
Fred J. Pressley, Jr. and Leigh Anne Williams
Navigating the nuances of wage and hour law can be treacherous, and related hazards often expose employers to significant risk. In this session, we will discuss the top five wage and hour mistakes employers make with non-exempt employees and how to ensure your company is in compliance with these complex requirements.

Effectively Managing Your Legal Risk . . . and Your Budget: A Panel Discussion
John M. Stephen, Bill Jordan, Chief Legal Officer at DSW, Inc.
We view our role as your outside counsel as a partner in the success of your business. In this panel discussion, we will be joined by a General Counsel from one of the regions leading companies as well as a representative from an EPLI provider to discuss creative solutions as you work to gain the most value out of your legal representation. We will discuss effective project management strategies, preventative approaches, risk management techniques as well as other insight to help you reduce your risk and help your business achieve its goals.

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