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Labor and Employment Law Update

  • 18 Oct 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Liberty Hall - 800 Eisenhower Dr. Kimberly, WI 54136


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Attorney Greg Grobe and other members of the LCOJ employment law team will discuss 2016 legal developments which present the greatest impact on Fox Valley SHRM Human Resource professionals. The team will provide their insight on the developments, provide recommendations for compliance, and answer questions from the audience.

Topics will include:

• New 2016 state and federal legislation, regulations and guidances and steps that employers must be taking to comply. Examples include the new federal ADA Guidance on Leave as an Accommodation, final EEOC rules on Wellness Programs, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, the new Wisconsin Donor Leave Law, new rules issued from the National Labor Relations Board, new EEOC Guidance on National Origin discrimination, and many others.

• Upcoming deadlines for additional legal changes that will necessitate further modifications to workplace policies and practices. Examples include the November 1, 2016 implementation date for new OSHA rules restricting discipline for safety rule violations and post-accident drug tests, the December 1, 2016 implementation date for the new FLSA salary exemption rules and recent developments affecting those new rules, the January 1, 2017 implementation date for paid sick leave policies mandated for federal contractors, and many others.

• Discussion of the most important litigation and lawsuits impacting Fox Valley SHRM members. Examples include FCRA claims surrounding employee background check policies and forms, ADA website accessibility challenges, recent cases clarifying the “misconduct” standard under the Wisconsin Unemployment Law, update on the challenge to Wisconsin’s Right to Work Law, recent FMLA and ADA cases, and many others.

Attendees will be encouraged to discuss their experiences with the new laws and to bring any questions they have for review and comment by the LCOJ employment law team. 

Schedule of Events:
7:30am - 8:00am Registration/Networking/Breakfast
8:00am - 8:15am Business Meeting
8:15am - 11:30am Program

Recertification Credits:
Program has been approved for 3.50 Business recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Program has been approved for 3.50 PDCs towards SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

To register at the member price to attend, you need to log into the FVSHRM website using your member username and password. Please note that registration for this program will not be reimbursed due to cancelation or no-show nor can payment for this session be transferred to a future program. 

Speaker Information:
Greg Grobe's practice focuses on labor and employment law. This includes issues arising under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the federal Civil Rights Acts, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws, state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts, the Americans with Disabilitiies Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act and related legislation. He is a frequent speaker and trainer on employment-related topics, has published many articles on labor and employment laws and serves as a legal commentator on local television networks. Greg represents employers in connection with union organizing efforts and frequently serves as lead negotiator for collective bargaining agreements. He guides companies through labor disputes such as strikes, walkouts, pickets, and slowdowns. He also litigates, arbitrates and mediates many union labor cases. Greg works with human resource professionals to prepare, review and update personnel forms, procedures and agreements,including employee handbooks, restrictive covenants, executive compensation contracts and severance agreements to ensure legal compliance. He frequently advises employers on layoffs, RIFS, furloughs and WARN Act compliance. Greg has successfully litigated employment and other types of claims before state and federal administrative agencies and courts of all levels.

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