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11.03.2009

Effectively Handling Difficult HR Situations in Turbulent Times (Anchorage)

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Lawyers for Employers ®

Agenda:

Employers, managers, human resources professionals and corporate counsel are invited to join us for an interactive half-day workshop. The workshop will focus on how to effectively handle challenging human resources situations, particularly in difficult economic times where changes in staffing needs interface with employee benefits, discipline and statutory obligations.

Lane Powell Shareholder Diane Butler will open the seminar with a discussion of immigration issues many employers are facing, including hiring foreign workers, going for the green card and layoff implications for foreign workers.

Lane Powell Counsel to the Firm Peter Partnow and Attorney Laura Morse will present and lead roundtable discussions of prototypical scenarios that occur in the workplace. Our workshop will address topics such as:

  • Should you proceed with disciplining an employee who reveals a disability?
  • What should you consider when disciplining employees who have just returned from leave?
  • Should you proceed with a termination when you have ”less than ideal” documentation of prior performance issues?

Lane Powell Attorney Laura Morse will close the seminar with an overview of changes in employment law, as well as changes to COBRA and ERISA.

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

8:05 – 9:05 a.m. Hot Topics in Immigration Issues for Employers

9:05 – 9:15 a.m. Break

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Disciplining Employees in Challenging Situations

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Dealing with a Difficult Termination

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Update: Subsidized COBRA and Other Continuing Health Coverage Under the Stimulus Act

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Questions & Answers

Hilton Anchorage
500 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
For directions, visit the Hilton Anchorage website.

Cost for this seminar is $40 prepay online; $50 at the door.

Questions? Contact:
Lani Holmes
206.223.5496
holmesl@lanepowell.com