• Employment Law Update with Miller Johnson 01/16/20

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    Name: Employment Law Update with Miller Johnson 01/16/20
    Date: January 16, 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
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    Event Description:

    LHRMA 4th Annual Employment Law Seminar

    Please join the West Coast Chamber and Lakeshore Human Resource Management Association at this upcoming seminar featuring guest speakers from our partner, Miller Johnson law firm.

    Topics for the Event:

            Labor Update 
                Presented by Keith Eastland 
    What a busy year for HR professionals.  Please join us for a review of the most significant labor and employment developments in 2019.  We?ll also look forward to what?s in store for 2020, and discuss what steps your organization should be considering as we enter the new year.  Key points that we?ll cover include: examining recent wage and hour developments and changes to ensure your organization is compliant; the status of ?sex? as a protected classification under federal and state law; continuing EEO challenges in the ?me too? environment and how best to manage investigations; as well as an overview of recent important NLRB changes that impact all employers. 

            Employee Benefits Update 
                Presented by Jeff Gray
    Jeff Gray will provide a short update on the most important regulatory developments affecting employee benefit plans. He will also discuss the most common errors in retirement plan administration and how to correct those errors if they occur. 

            The Key Points in a Reduction in Force 

                Presented by Kelly Stoppels 
    Although the economy is still humming, there are indicators of a downturn on the horizon.  It?s important that HR professionals understand some key legal issues in preparing for a possible reduction.  This presentation will discuss the most important considerations when implementing a reduction in force.  Key points will include planning so as to minimize legal risk, understanding WARN Act requirements, and drafting group severance agreements / releases so as to meet the requirements of the Older Worker Benefit Protection Act. 
    Learning Objectives include: 

    • Steps for planning and implementing a reduction in force while minimizing legal risk
    • Overview of the WARN Act and understanding the timing and notice obligations
    • OWBPA impact on effective severance and release

    Learn more about our presenters from Miller Johnson

    Keith Eastland   Jeffrey Gray Kelley Stoppels


    Event Sponsors:
    Howard Miller Community Center
    14 South Church St.
    Zeeland, MI
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 ~ 8:30 am to 11:30 am
    Registration will begin at 8:00 am
    Breakfast will be included
    Contact Information:
    Colleen Schipsi
    $75 Chamber Members
    $105 Nonmembers

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