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Labor & Employment Seminar

Marriott City Center
Denver, CO

Please join Husch Blackwell for an informative half-day program focusing on timely labor and employment issues.
Major Developments in Employment Law

Chris Ottele will examine the most significant developments in employment law in the last year.  Topics include guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court on arbitration, and the continuing reluctance of lower courts and federal agencies to follow that guidance.  The U.S. Supreme Court also applied common sense to discrimination class actions, confirmed the "cat's paw" theory of discrimination, and continued to take a hard line against retaliation.  New federal regulations have been adopted for the Americans with Disabilities Act. New protections for family members of those in the military have been put in place.  Finally, Sarbanes-Oxley regulations have been extended into the employment area in ways that few expected. 

The Fair Labor Standards Act:  30 Frequently Asked Questions

Chris Brady will cover some of the most common questions regarding FLSA compliance in light of the recent increase in FLSA lawsuits.  Topics will include lunch breaks, holiday pay, overtime pay and calculations, and record keeping requirements. 

Colorado State Wage and Hour and Immigration Compliance: 2012 Developments and Directions

Peter Wingate, Ph. D., Deputy Director of the Colorado Division of Labor will discuss how The Colorado Division of Labor investigates thousands of employers annually under unique State minimum wage, overtime, and immigration laws. Information on enforcement trends, immigration/employment verification audits, and possible legislation will be discussed. Attendees will be provided with insight on workplace practices that pose the greatest potential liability, as well as best practices on how to comply with state law.

Why You Should Care About the NLRB

Barbara Grandjean and Terry Potter will cover recent developments concerning social media, employee handbooks, required workplace postings and more for both union and non-union employers

Discipline, Discharge and Document Retention

Mary Stuart will present what role documentation plays in the disciplinary process, what constitutes a document and how does your company's document retention policies impact the outcome in wrongful discharge claims.  Few companies have paper personnel files where all information on an employee's performance is collected.  We will consider both the substance of the performance documentation and how important it is to preserve evidence upon an employee's departure. 
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
8 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast
8:15 a.m. - Noon - Program

Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202
The program is complimentary; however, registration is required. Please RSVP to Shana Hoy by March 27, 2012, at 816.983.8809.

Who Should Attend
Business owners, vice presidents, directors, human resource professionals and general counsel.
Continuing Education Credits
This program has been approved for Colorado CLE Credit and HR Certification Institute Recertification Credit.