1415 Fifth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; program is held from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
This seminar is $125 prepay online; $150 at the door. Printed materials will be available for $25; free to download.
This program is valid for 4.75 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. The seminar has also been pre-approved for 4 general CLE credit hours in Washington and 4.75 HR Certification Institute credit hours.
Join Lane Powell, the Greater Seattle Business Association, Puget Sound Business Journal, AIG, Lake Washington Human Resource Association and the Washington Bankers Association on Tuesday, October 11 for the “Best Practices for Best Employers” 34th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar. This consistently popular seminar, repeatedly fresh and relevant, is the ideal event for employers, HR professionals, in-house counsel and managers, where you will get the most recent insights in employment law to avoid disruptive and expensive audits, charges and lawsuits. Join us to learn what to do now to be ready for changes coming in 2017.
9:30 – 10 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
10 – 10:10 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Katheryn Bradley, Lane Powell PC
This session provides updates on recent labor and employment developments and recommendations on how to stay compliant, including:
D. Michael Reilly, Lane Powell PC and G. (Ted) Anderson, PhD, Welch Consulting
Pay equity is an increasing focus. Learn about current litigation, legislation and enforcement trends, proactive practices to avoid and minimize liability using statistical analysis, strategies for using audits, selecting statistical models and developing pre-suit defense strategies.
Craig A. Day, Lane Powell PC
Employee benefits lawyers and practitioners see strange things every day. Discover some practical and creative ways to avoid bizarre new issues, and recent developments in the benefits world including retirement plans, executive compensation, severance, the Affordable Care Act, the Mental Health Parity Act and COBRA. Receive practical answers to the following questions:
Mark R. Girolamo, Regional Manager, AIG
What kinds of employment claims are you most likely to see? Find out the recent claim trends experienced by a broad range of industries. This session also explains the steps you should take when you learn you have an employment claim, and how and when to respond to employment disputes.
Chuck P. Rullman, Lane Powell PC
The Department of Labor has changed its approach in investigation and audits. Learn new trends and practical approaches in responding to a DOL audit, steps to avoid litigation with the DOL and how to prepare your best defense.
Kelly Lipscomb, Lane Powell PC
Statistics show it is highly likely some of your employees may be battling cancer themselves, or caring for a loved one with cancer. This session provides holistic approaches to the unique challenges cancer causes in the workplace. You will also receive insightful suggestions from cancer patients on how employers can better handle unique situations while supporting employees affected by cancer.
Sarah Swale, Lane Powell PC
This session addresses practical strategies for employers in restructuring/reclassifying workers to meet the new federal overtime regulations and changing pay practices to minimize litigation risks. The session will also discuss the real-world challenges of changing employees from exempt to non-exempt, and the interplay of the new federal overtime regulations with Seattle, SeaTac and Tacoma minimum wage laws.
A 30-minute session for attendees to meet with the presenters casually to ask questions and/or to network in the room.
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