The Employment Services Group at Roetzel invites you to our annual complimentary seminar to discuss current issues affecting employers and recent developments in labor and employment law. This program is designed to provide practical guidance on how such issues influence your employment decisions and impact business operations. Join human resource professionals, in-house legal counsel, office administrators, risk management professionals and workers' compensation specialists at one or more of our programs in Ohio.
Sexual Harassment: Policies and Enforcement - Learn the types of prohibited harassment in the workplace as well as recent sexual harassment litigation and case developments. The increasing number of claims filed by males and the issue of same-sex harassment will be addressed. We will cover the need and importance of re-focusing harassment training beyond simply conduct that is considered to be "motivated by sexual desire" to encompass conduct often dismissed as "locker room behavior" or "horse play.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) and Workplace Safety Update - This session will review OSHA's increased enforcement efforts under the Obama administration and its corresponding implications for employers. The proposed new safety standards currently making their way through OSHA's rulemaking process will also be covered.
Workers' Compensation: The Process from Start to Finish - Get an in-depth perspective of the workers' compensation process beginning with pre-injury action items through claim containment, while introducing relevant case law throughout as applicable. This session will also address:
- Actions that can be taken before an injury occurs
- What to do when an injury happens
- Investigating the claim including its certification or rejection
- The Industrial Commission hearing process and containment issues
Handbooks and Policies You Should Have - What you should consider when tailoring a handbook to fit your company's needs - from the general to the specific, including drafting language to preserve the sanctity of your company while avoiding litigation. Recent electronic communication trends, dress code, attendance policy, and what to do when you want to update or change your policy will also be discussed.
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Exemptions - Exempt vs. Non-Exempt: Learn how to comply with FLSA exemptions, including current record keeping requirements and proposed Department of Labor (DOL) rules regarding additional requirements. We will share current trends in FLSA enforcement and litigation, including how technology impacts hours worked and the DOL's focus on the classification of workers as independent contractors.
1:00 - 1:30pm - Registration
1:30 - 5:00pm - Program
5:00 - 6:00pm - Cocktail Reception**In lieu of a cocktail reception, the Toledo seminar will include an extended break with appetizers for networking purposes and will conclude at 5:20pm.
LOCATIONS Columbus - September 9
Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219
Akron - September 22
John S. Knight Center
77 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44309
Toledo - September 29
1772 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH 43537
Roetzel's Employment Services' attorneys counsel and represent public and private companies, public sector entities and not-for-profit organizations across the entire spectrum of labor, employment and human resource issues. We work cooperatively with in-house counsel, executive-level managers, public officials, risk management professionals and human resource departments in handling all employment-related issues, including federal and state labor and employment law compliance, preparation and implementation of personnel policies and employment agreements, employee hiring, employee discipline, leaves of absence and accommodation issues, affirmative action, discrimination claims, workers' compensation, benefit administration and health and safety regulations.
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