2016 Triad Employment Law Update
October 25, 2016 – Grandover Resort & Conference Center, Greensboro, NC
Protect your organization now! Attorneys from Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP and CAI’s HR experts will provide you with key information about current and proposed changes in state and federal employment law.
CAI’s comprehensive one-day program delivers practical, understandable guidance to help you make smart decisions to overcome the latest HR challenges facing North Carolina companies. Learn to navigate upcoming legislative and regulatory changes, stay compliant and be prepared for the future.
Executives, corporate counsel, HR professionals, managers, supervisors and anyone else responsible for keeping up with the latest developments in state and federal employment law.
Top 7 Reasons You Should Attend
- Discover how the latest developments in state and federal employment laws and regulations affect you and your company
- Acquire the knowledge necessary to ensure your company is in compliance with recent legal changes
- Learn how to protect your business and effectively navigate the new FLSA rules and new standards from the DOL
- Create an environment of inclusion through policies and practices to make your company a desirable employer for this and future generations
- Ensure that FMLA leave at your organization is being used properly while uncovering ways to prevent FMLA abuse
- Get the answers to questions specific to your organization from knowledgeable employment law attorneys and HR compliance experts during our panel discussion
- Network with leading employment law attorneys and other North Carolina HR executives, managers and professionals
8:00am – 8:45am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:45am – 9:00am - Welcome and Introductions
9:00am – 10:00am - General Session
Recent Developments in Employment Law
In building a successful human resource function, it is important to have a good foundational knowledge of the laws and regulations governing our workplace. This session will cover significant recent developments in labor and employment law. Employers will gain practical advice to help them reinforce their human resources compliance programs and prevent errors that can lead to attacks by government agencies, plaintiffs’ attorneys and labor organizations.
North Carolina Legislative Update
CAI’s Sr. Executive of Government Relations will provide an informative 2016 employment and labor law update. In this session learn what is happening and what to expect from the legislature and state agencies in 2016 and 2017.
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:15am Concurrent Breakout Sessions
NLRB: Impact on Non-Union Workplaces
The NLRB continues to stretch its muscle and create more ways to encroach into non-unionized workplaces. From ambush elections to cracking down on handbook policies, every employer needs to be aware of the hidden dangers lurking around their business. This energetic and engaging session will explore the various tactics used by the NLRB, explore ways to protect your company from attack, and offer practical guidance for every company.
ACA: A Benefits Blueprint
As employers continue to implement the ACA regulations, having a benefits blueprint is vital. The new ACA reporting requirements require attention to detail and significant prep work to avoid costly and legal missteps. This session will answer all of your pressing benefits questions, and provide useful advice on how to stay ahead of the curve.
11:15am – 12:15pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Identifying Accommodation Pitfalls
Even if your company’s accommodation policies are up to code, failing to provide reasonable accommodations to eligible employees can destroy your well designed plans. How do you handle your supervisor’s lifting restrictions? What is your response when your electrician’s religious beliefs prevent him from wearing a hard hat? This interactive session will cover the Supreme Court’s new standards and an overview of recent cases regarding pregnancy, disability, and religious accommodations in the workplace.
Handling Employee Leave Issues
Your company’s success depends heavily on the sustained productivity of your employees. However, if they are not at the workplace consistently, or if they are abusing your leave policies, the company’s productivity and profits will suffer. This program is designed to help you improve your foundation of knowledge on how to handle the tricky interplay between the ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation laws as they affect employee leave.
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:15pm General Session
Panel Discussion – Ask an Expert
Please join our open forum and pose your important employment law related questions to our panel of experts.
2:15pm – 3:15pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Complying with the New FLSA Rules and Related Regulations
Building the proper infrastructure to protect your business and effectively navigate the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules and related regulations is critical to every company’s success. The discussion will cover the shrinking white collar exemptions, interns, joint employers, postliminary duties and the DOL’s approach to enforcing these new standards.
Solutions to Workplace Bullying and Violence
Workplace bullying and violence are becoming greater concerns for many companies. As the legal requirements and implications continue to rise, employers must be prepared to address these volatile issues. Explore the legal ramifications and discuss ideas on how to implement strategies for preventing and handling these potentially dangerous situations.
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 4:30pm General Session
Creating an Inclusive and Cohesive Workplace
The most functional workplaces create an environment of inclusion to bring various groups and people together into one cohesive group. This session will explore the various changes in today’s workplace regarding inclusion issues, such as LGBT, millennials in the workplace, diversity issues, employee relations and resolving conflicts in the workplace. The session will also discuss policies and practices to make your company a desirable employer for this and future generations.
4:30pm - 4:45pm - General Session - Closing Remarks
Grandover Resort & Conference Center
One Thousand Club Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
*Please note: Temperatures in conference rooms tend to run cool. We suggest you bring a light jacket or sweater.