32nd Annual Employment Law Update - Richmond

April 28, 2016

For employers, establishing the right practices and policies is a significant part of an organization’s foundation. The 32nd Annual Employment Law Update is intended to provide employers with the tools necessary to stay on top of the constantly changing employment law arena. Attendees will receive updates on important legal changes and will be encouraged to ask questions of our employment law specialists and key employment agency representatives throughout the day. In addition, attendees can earn up to 6 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and 5 PDCs toward the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. In keeping with this year’s theme, one lucky attendee will win a $350 gift card to a Home Depot to help shore up their home’s foundation.

Program Schedule

Attendees may select two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions (materials with essential information on all topics will be provided to attendees in electronic or printed format).

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:35 Opening Session - “Design Kick-Off”
Attendees will meet for opening remarks and an overview of the day’s schedule. In addition, attendees will review a few short clips of bad bosses with the return of the “World’s Worst Boss” showcase.

Morning Sessions
9:45 - 10:45 & 11:00 - 12:00

Employment Law 101 - “Project Survey”
John Di Dio, Former Norfolk Area Director, EEOC
John M. Bredehoft
This workshop will provide essential baseline information on the most frequentlyencountered employment laws. Attendees will learn legal and practical w ays for employers to avoid potential liability, and are encouraged to bring their most challenging questions.

Effective Documentation - “Blueprint Check”
Daron Calhoun, Richmond Director, EEOC
Laura Geringer Gross
This session will provide recommended techniques for effective workplace
documentation. Additional information will be provided regarding which types of documentation should be kept and how long these records must be maintained.

Evolving Social Media Strategies - “Hard Hat Zone”
Randy C. Sparks, Jr.
Use of social media by both employers and employees presents real challenges for companies, especially when employees are allowed to bring their own devices to work. This workshop will focus on the opportunities and risks created by use of social media and additional issues created by employee use of personal computers and communication devices.

Conducting an Effective Self-Audit - “Surveying the Worksite”
Robert J. Barry; Sharon Kerk Reyes
This interactive presentation will help attendees assess risk and avoid employment claims that can shake any employer’s foundation. The speakers will demonstrate how to perform a comprehensive self-audit of your employment law compliance.

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch - “Project Assessment”
Following lunch, Deputy District Director/Charlotte, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Thomas Colclough will address the crowd about the new Digital Charge System employers must now use whenever they are faced with a discrimination charge. In addition, the next installments in the “World’s Worst Boss” showcase will help attendees see traits to avoid.

Afternoon Sessions
1:40 - 2:40 & 2:55 - 3:55

Training Supervisors - “Foundation Reinforcement”
Sharon Kerk Reyes; Randy C. Sparks, Jr.
This session will provide recommendations on training for effective management and supervisory skills. Topics such as communication skills, managing performance, time management and leadership will be discussed.

Dealing with Problem Absenteeism - “Necessary Excavation”
Laura Geringer Gross
Effective policies/practices regarding time off for a variety of health-related reasons will be discussed, including how to handle risks associated with absenteeism — including potential ADA, FMLA, workers’ compensation and/or USERRA liability.

Discipline & Discharge - “Punch List Items”
Daron Calhoun, Richmond Director, EEOC
John M. Bredehoft
Discipline and discharge decisions are workplace events that often end up in claims. This session features all aspects of progressive and other discipline as well as the termination process. Attendees’ specific questions are encouraged.

25 Employment Law Facts Every Employer Should Know - “Bricks &
Robert G. Armstrong, Operations Manager, DOLI
Burt H. Whitt
25 employment law facts every Virginia H.R. Professional needs to know will be addressed in this workshop. Attendees will be encouraged to ask anything and everything about the highlighted topics or any other aspect of Virginia employment law.

4:00 - 4:30 Closing Session - “Final Walk Through”
Attendees will meet for a wrap-up on the day’s activities and together we’ll review and vote on the “World’s Worst Boss”. Deputy District Director, Thomas Colclough will introduce the new Norfolk EEOC Director, Norberto Rosa-Ramos and will provide some final tips for attendees. There will also be a drawing for the winner of the $350 Home Depot gift card.



Thursday, April 28, 2016
Greater Richmond Convention Center
403 N. 3rd St
Richmond, VA

Cost for the program is $365 for the first registrant for each company and $345 for each additional registrant. The deadline to register for the seminar is one week prior to the respective seminar date. A refund will be given for cancellations received one week prior to the seminar.

In addition to the traditional binder, we offer all seminar materials on a USB flash drive. Please select the option you prefer when registering and you will receive materials in the requested format at check-in. We will also have materials available for download the day of the event for tablet users.

All attendees will receive their confirmation materials, invoice, and directions in the mail after registration. To pay by credit card, please call the number below. Please note we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards only.

To register click the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea King at adking@kaufcan.com or (757) 624.3232