Seminar: Safeguarding Employers in 2014 - Changes in Employment, Benefits and Labor Law

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April 10, 2014
Windows on Minnesota, 50th Floor, IDS Center

Employment relationships continue to be complex and it is important for employers to keep pace with changes in the law and recent developments. Please join us for a timely presentation of updates in several key aspects of employment, benefits and labor law, including:

Legislative Overview Changes in Minnesota employment statuses that took effect in 2013 and proposed legislation for 2014.
Britt Gilbertson, Shareholder and Danielle Fitzsimmons, Associate

The NLRB is Back at Full Strength - and Employers Should be Concerned Newly proposed union election rules, greater scrutiny of discipline for employee social media use, restrictions on employee use of company e-mail, and employee handbook policies are just a few of the obstacles constructed by the NLRB in 2014. We will discuss these issues and more to offer practical tips on how to avoid problems with the NLRB.
Michael Moberg, Shareholder and Michael Wilhelm, Associate

Introducing the Elephant in the Room: How eDiscovery Impacts You Hear the basics of eDiscovery and how it impacts human resources in litigation. Also, learn good risk management steps that can be followed to avoid problems—and sanctions—when a claim is made, as well as steps to be taken when notice of a claim is received.
John Degnan, Shareholder

Employee Benefits Update The world of employee benefits continues to change and employers must continue to change with it, or risk significant penalties for noncompliance. Learn some of the most significant changes and what you need to do avoid penalties or adverse tax consequences.
Steve Brunn, Shareholder

The ADAAA Aftermath The ADA Amendments Act and its related EEOC regulations accomplished their intended purpose of expanding disability discrimination claims. We will review case law trends developed in the wake of those amendments and suggest how to avoid becoming another EEOC statistic.
Michael Miller and Sally Scoggin, Shareholders

Crisis Management 101: What to do When “60 Minutes” Reporters Come Calling Every business will eventually face an organizational crisis. Whether it is the discovery of an inappropriate relationship between a member of the executive team and a coworker, a workplace tragedy, or a media frenzy over a corporate misstep, you need to have a plan in place to deal with it. This presentation will give you a crisis management playbook, so that you are not caught flat-footed and make a bad situation worse.
Ann Huntrods and Greg Stenmoe, Shareholders
Brian McClung, McClung Communications & Public Relations, LLC

Please RSVP by April 4 to Dena Edmiston e-mail or 612.977.8581.

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