LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

GMSHRM's legislative affairs committee seeks to bring you the latest legal news through updates that will be posted on this page, as well as through GMSHRM's annual full-day Legal Update seminar.

ANNUAL GMSHRM LEGAL UPDATES

 By:Allison M. Gluvna, Esq., 2014 GMSHRM Director, Legislative Affairs, who is an attorney at the law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C., Miami office

 

GMSHRM PROUDLY PRESENTS ITS 2014 LEGAL UPDATE  AGENDA 

 

THE NLRA’S GROWING IMPACT ON NON-UNIONIZED EMPLOYEES David E. Block, Esq. ● Jackson Lewis P.C.

The program takes a look at the NLRB’s position on employer policies such as social media, confidentiality, electronic communication, civility, and non-disparagement (to name a few) and how those policies may run afoul of the NLRA.

RISK MANAGEMENT – AN INSIDE COUNSEL’S PERSPECTIVE Natalie Norfus, Esq. ● Chief Diversity Officer, Associate General Counsel, Human Resources & Compliance at Burger King Corporation

This session addresses practical recommendations for mitigating risks and working with corporate inside counsel to manage legal issues before they escalate.

HOW TO LEGALLY AND EFFECTIVELY CONDUCT INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS Elizabeth Rodriguez, Esq. ● Ford Harrison

You need to be prepared to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation of all employee complaints, accidents, allegations of misconduct and other indications of a violation of law or policy.  A proper internal investigation may reduce your company's exposure.  This presentation covers the fundamentals of effective investigations and discuss situations that are likely to arise.

EEO MONOPOLY:  AN EMPLOYMENT LAW GAME SHOW Robert S. Turk, Esq. ● Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

You have been selected as a contestant.  How well do you know employment law?  The fiscal year starts with $1 million in your account as you navigate through real-life HR scenarios.  What you have left at game’s end determines if you are our next winner.  Bring your best game-player!

AVOIDING EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES BEFORE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP BEGINS Jason D. Berkowitz, Esq. ● Jackson Lewis P.C.

 

   

When it comes to workplace law, many employers forget that liability can arise before an employment relationship even begins. This session will examine the do’s and don’ts during the hiring and recruitment process and discuss ways to avoid potential liability.  Knowing what to do (and not to do) at the outset is critical for starting the employment relationship off on the right foot.

IMMIGRATION LEGAL UPDATE  Hector A. Chichoni, Esq. ● Duane Morris LLP

In this presentation, we will discuss recent trends and developments in immigration law that will impact employers.

TITLE VII – THE FIFTY-YEAR ANNIVERSARY  Robert E. Weisberg, Esq. ● Regional Attorney for the Miami District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a milestone in this century’s struggle for civil rights.  The law has had a dramatic impact on our country and the lives of African-Americans and women.  Since its passage, the law has continued to grow and evolve with the times.  This session covers accomplishments of Title VII and what the EEOC has in mind now. 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Irene F. Gallagher, Esq. ● Littler Mendelson P.C.

Healthcare reform (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA) has taken effect in varying degrees in recent years, and continues to be modified and refined.  Large employers will be subject to the full force of ACA enforcement in 2015, and many practical workplace decisions must be made before then to comply or otherwise plan for increased costs. This covers new and developing requirements affecting employer health plans and how they affect various aspects of the employment relationship, including cost, communications and compliance.