May 5, 2015 Presentation – Safeguarding Employers In 2015

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, attorneys from Briggs and Morgan, P.A. will present “Safeguarding Employers in 2015 – Changes in Employment, Benefits, and Labor Law.” The seminar will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th floor of the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. CLE and HRCI credits will be applied for. There is no charge to attend.

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 8:40 a.m. – Legislative and Case Update: This session provides an update on legislative activity and court cases that impact the employer-employee relationship. It will cover developments ranging from the passage of the Minnesota Women’s Economic Security Act to employment discrimination cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Pending Minnesota legislation will also be discussed. Presenters: Michael Miller, Danielle Fitzsimmons, and Emily Peterson.

8:40 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. – Labor Law and Why it Matters to Both Union and Non-Union Companies: This session covers new union election procedures, continued attacks on employer handbooks and policies, new case law requiring an employer to allow employees to use employer e-mail for union organizing purposes and a whole host of other issues from the NLRB that continue to make life increasingly difficult for employers. We will also review recent labor law developments that apply to both union and non-union employers and offer practical tips to stay out of hot water with the NLRB. Presenters: Michael Moberg and Michael Wilhelm.

9:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Security Issues for Employers: Do You Know Where Your Data Is? This session focuses on understanding the risks involved in data breach of various kinds of data and methods to minimize that risk as well as some tips for approaching the matter when data has been lost or misappropriated. Presenters: Heidi Fessler and Daniel Supalla.

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – The Eight Steps of Highly Effective Workplace Investigations: This session is an overview of the key steps in conducting a workplace investigation: deciding whether to investigate, planning the investigation, implementing the plan, evaluating the information, presenting the findings, making recommendations, closing the loop and documenting the process. Presenters: Ellen Brinkman, Ann Huntrods, and Sally Scoggin.

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Challenges and Opportunities in Rapid Demographic Change: This session highlights the unprecedented global demographic changes that are occurring and affect business everywhere. While most attention focuses on aging and its impact on government programs, the more immediate and direct impact of aging and other demographic changes is in the labor market. Former Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy will focus on the key local, national, and global demographic trends that affect the labor market and their economic implications for Minnesota employers. Presenter: Tom Gillaspy, Former Minnesota State Demographer.

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lunch

Please RSVP: Space for the seminar is limited. If you plan to attend, please RSVP soon by clicking here.

About Neal Buethe

Neal Buethe is Head of Briggs and Morgan’s Employment, Benefits and Labor Section. Neal represents professionals, executives, for-profit employers, and non-profit organizations in employment and related matters. He is general counsel to several non-profit corporations, including religious organizations. For Neal’s full bio, click here.

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