GMSHRM is proud to present its 2012 Legal Update, seminar agenda. Our programs focus on significant legal issues facing human resource professionals in today’s workplace. Our speakers are well-known labor and employment attorneys, all of whom understand the challenges facing human resource professionals in our highly complex and constantly changing world of "HR Law".
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What: 2012 GMSHRM Legal Update - Click to read more on this event
When: September 13th, 2012
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Hotel Sofitel
5800 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33129
Earn 6.25 HR Certification Institute credits and learn about significant legal issues facing human resources professionals today. This year's events will present a diversity of relevant topics.
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Introductory Remarks
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Andrew L. Rodman, Esq., Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
The 2012 Legal Update: The Year in Review
Are you aware of the recent legal developments that may impact the way you should handle personnel-related issues in your workplace? Staying up-to-date is the best way to to avoid potential legal exposure. We will discuss legislative and case law developments from the past year that may impact the way you run your HR operations.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Richard D. Tuschman, Esq. Akerman Senterfitt, LLP
Wage and Hour Update: The latest guidance on avoiding exposure and resolving claims
The deluge of wage and hour lawsuits in Florida shows no sign of stopping. But keeping current on the latest developments in wage and hour law may allow you to avoid exposure and resolve claims efficiently when they are raised. Management-side attorney Richard Tuschman will discuss recent developments under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including guidance from the Department of Labor, court decisions, enforcement and best management practices.
10:50 AM- 11:05 AM Break
11:05 AM- 12:00 PM Patrick G. DeBlasio, III, Esq., Littler Mendelsohn P.C.
The Explosion of Retaliation Claims in Employment Litigation
In this workshop, we will examine forces fueling an explosion in retaliation claims. We will analyze a variety of hot topics dividing the courts and posing challenges for employers in South Florida, including: what type of conduct constitutes "protected activity" or an "adverse action," how complainants establish "causation," and how employers can negate an inference of causation. Participants will also learn how to revise existing protocols and internal compliance procedures to better insulate their organizations against claims of retaliation and whistleblowing in the future.
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 2:05 PM Donna M. Ballman, Esq., Donna M. Ballman, P.A.
Top 10 Laws your Employees Think Exist, that Don't; and Some Employment Laws You May Not Think Exist, but Do
Do you think you know all the employment laws that apply to your company? Do your employees understand their legal rights and responsibilities? Donna Ballman, an employee-side employment lawyer, talks about how to avoid seeing her colleagues and her across the deposition table.
2:05 PM - 2:55 PM Elizabeth M. Rodriguez, Esq., Ford & Harrison LLP
FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation "The Perfect Storm"
During this session we will examine an employer’s responsibilities under FMLA, ADA and Workers' Compensation laws and navigate the treacherous waters associated with the interaction of these laws. We will explore potential difficult issues that may arise. We will also discuss a strategic approach for handling these disability claims.
2:55 PM - 3:10 PM Break
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM Kevin E. Vance, Esq., Duane Morris LLP
The NLRB’s Assault on Non-Union Employers
Many non-union employers mistakenly believe that the National Labor Relations Act does not apply to them. The current incarnation of the NLRB is increasingly claiming that the employment policies of non-union employers violate the Act. Learn if your company’s policies, including key employee handbook provisions, termination policies, and arbitration policies, may be in violation of the federal labor law, and what to do if they are.
4:00 PM- 4:50 PM Jason Berkowitz, Esq., Jackson Lewis LLP
Social Media and Bullying in the Workplace
In the modern era, social media is interwoven in the fabric of the workplace. The explosion of social media raises numerous challenges for employers. For example, how can employers limit employees’ use of social media during business hours? Can an employer limit what employees disclose to the public about its business? Can an employer use social media to investigate applicants and employees? Employers must also be aware of how social media can be used as a tool for bullying in the workplace. For most employers, navigating these pitfalls can be an administrative nightmare. Learn what you can do today to reduce potential exposure for your company.
4:50 PM Closing Remarks
This event has been pre-approved for 6.25 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.