April 9, 2013 Presentation – Safeguarding Employers in 2013

On April 9, 2013, employers from the Employment, Benefits, and Labor Section at Briggs and Morgan, P.A. will present “Safeguarding Employers in 2013:  Changes in Employment, Benefits, and Labor Law” at Windows on Minnesota in the IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis.  The presentation is free to attend.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  CLE and HRCI credits will be applied for.

The agenda for the presentation will be as follows:

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. – Welcome

8:10 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. – Don’t Get Tripped Up by Federal Labor Law:  Over the past year, the current labor board has issued a number of decisions that specifically limit the right of non-union employers in their ability to manage their employees. Learn how to avoid the most recent pitfalls created by the NLRB that impact both union and non-union employers.  Presenters:  Michael Moberg and Michael Wilhelm.

8:50 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – HIPAA Enforcement Efforts On the Rise:  What You Need to Know to Protect Your Company:  The number and severity of penalties being assessed for HIPAA privacy and security violations are increasing at an alarming rate. We will review recent HIPAA privacy and security guidance, and what employers and business associates need to do to protect against potential penalty assessments.  Presenters:  Steve Brunn and Ira Friedrich.

9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – Break

9:45 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – You’ve Got a Secret – Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property:  You’ve invested tremendous resources into developing, manufacturing, and marketing your products and ideas. Your workforce is well aware of the ideas that have made you successful. How do you protect your investment? What role do non-compete and confidentiality agreements, copyrights and patents play in the workplace? What are the limitations of each and how do you structure and implement them with your workforce and vendors? We’ll discuss these issues and more.  Presenters:  Sally Scoggin, Andrea Bond, and Dan Rosenberg.

10:20 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. – Terrible, Rotten, No Good, Very Bad FMLA Issues

We’ve all had to deal with them and they challenge our wits and patience. We will review vexing FMLA issues that have repeatedly crossed our threshold, and through hypotheticals, offer practical tips on how to avoid having a bad FMLA day become a worse one.  Presenters:  Michael Miller and Ann Huntrods.

10:55 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. – The Impact of Electronic Evidence on Employment Litigation

Computers have dramatically changed the way employers investigate and defend employment litigation.  We will address the benefits of and the burdens imposed by electronic evidence, how information can be recovered from computers even though it has been “deleted,” and we will discuss options for preserving electronic information.  This session will also focus on non-traditional evidence sources, such as the iPhone, iPad and social media.  Presenters:  David Schooler and Mark Lanterman, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services, Inc.

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch

Please RSVP:  If you are interested in attending the presentation, please contact Dena at rsvp@briggs.com.

About Michael Miller

Michael is a Chambers-rated attorney in Briggs and Morgan's Employment, Benefits, and Labor group and is head of the firm’s Employment Law Counseling and Compliance practice group. He has 25 years experience counseling employers to prevent unwanted litigation and advises companies of ongoing changes in federal, state and local employment law. Michael advises employers in all areas of employment law including discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, wage and hour compliance, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, affirmative action plans, background checking, and drug/alcohol testing. For Michael's full bio, click here.

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