26th Annual Employment Law Update - Your Employment Law Survival Kit

July 22, 2010

For over 25 years, employers have been able to count on the K&C Employment Law Update - from the largest companies to smaller business operations. The 26th Annual Employment Law Update is designed to provide employers with an employment law survival kit, particularly during these tough economic times. Anyone involved in employment decisions and/or practices should attend. In addition to a general update, all attendees will be given the opportunity to have specific employment law questions answered by specialists in the field. Written materials with essential information on all topics will be provided to each attendee.

This program has been approved for 6 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).


8:30 - 9:00: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:35: Opening Session: An overview of the day’s line-up and a chance for attendees to play our charades inspired game.

9:50 - 10:50 and 11:05 - 12:05: Attendees may select two of the workshops listed below:

'Packing Your Employment Law Survival Kit'
Employment Law Overview
Robert J. Barry
Mark E. Warmbier
This session will provide an overview of basic employment laws and insight into recent changes to state and federal employment laws along with guidance as to how those laws are enforced. Practical advice on avoiding liability will be highlighted.

'Shelter From The Storm'
Handling a Government Investigation
John S. Di Dio, Former Norfolk Area Director, EEOC
Gilbert Parker, Former District Director, DOL
Burt H. Whitt
As EEOC discrimination charges and DOL wage-hour complaints continue to soar, this session will prepare employers to deal with all aspects of investigations by these active agencies.

'Navigating Dangerous Waters'
Effective Performance Reviews
John M. Bredehoft
Anna Richardson Smith
Performance reviews can be a most effective management and personnel development tool. But if not handled properly, they can become a source of liability against an employer. Explore the evolving legal principles with us.

'Where There’s Smoke'
Hot Topics
Daniel F. Basnight
Laura Geringer Gross
This workshop will focus on the risks and responsibilities that come with social networking, corporate wellness programs and incentives, and the H1N1 virus. Practical advice on employer rights and responsibilities will be covered.

12:20 - 1:35: Lunch - 'Health Care Reform Update'
John Bredehoft will present an update on the new Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. Attendees will also have a chance to play the second round of our game.

1:50 - 2:50 and 3:05 - 4:05: Attendees may select two of the workshops listed below:

'The Tribe Has Spoken'
K&C Discipline and Discharge Clinic
Daniel F. Basnight
Frank A. Edgar Jr.
Attendees will be provided practical guidance on how to properly discipline/discharge employees. All aspects of progressive discipline and the termination process will be discussed.

'Sending You An S.O.S.'
Controlling Workers’ Compensation
Mary Ann Link, Former Chief Deputy Commissioner, VWCC
Heather A. Mullen
An overview of workers’ compensation issues with an emphasis on reducing employer liability and minimizing costs. Practical and legal advice will be presented to help employers formulate effective workers’ compensation plans. Light duty and return-to-work issues will be addressed.

'It’s A Jungle Out There'
Avoiding Workplace Harassment
John S. Di Dio, Former Norfolk Area Director, EEOC
Laura Geringer Gross
This session will survey recent developments in harassment law, with a particular emphasis on detecting, addressing, and preventing concerns before they mature into litigation. Presenters will also provide guidance on how to respond to claims of harassment.

'Message In A Bottle' 
Drafting/Updating Employee Handbooks 
David J. Sullivan
Mark E. Warmbier 
Due to the recent changes to FMLA and COBRA, now is a good time to review your company’s employee handbook. This 'how-to' workshop on drafting and updating handbooks and policies will emphasize which policies are required and which policies are strongly recommended.

4:05 - 4:45: Closing Session: Attendees will meet for a wrap-up of the day’s activities and a final chance to play our game. The K&C Employment Team will be available to answer any questions.

Cost for the program is $325 for the first registrant for each company and $305 for each additional registrant. The deadline to register for each seminar is one week prior to the respective seminar date. A refund will be given for cancellations received one week prior to the seminar.