2017 Employment Law Update

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Lansing

Members / $295 Future Members

Constantly changing and morphing labor and employment laws and regulations are an endless challenge for professionals dealing with human resource issues. That’s why every year we help you start your new year off right by covering new laws, regulatory changes and recent state and federal court cases in a comprehensive employment law update. Our expert presenters will cover the latest development and also discuss practical strategies for dealing with day-to-day HR challenges.

What You Will Learn:

  • Discrimination and Harassment Law, including recent EEOC Guidance on Transgender/Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Retaliation, and National Origin Discrimination;
  • The EEOC’s newest rules related to EEO-1 Reports;
  • The DOL’s (challenged) Rules related to FLSA “exemptions”;
  • The misclassification of workers as independent contractors;
  • The OSHA rules related to drug and alcohol policies;
  • The NLRB Decisions related to “joint-employers,” union organizing, and what constitutes “protected concerted activity.”

Expert Presenters:
Speaker Michael AlaimoMichael A. Alaimo, Principal with Miller Canfield, focuses his practice on counseling and defending employers against discrimination and retaliation claims, defending clients in court and before the U.S. Department of Labor on FLSA claims, and representing a variety of companies in pension and welfare benefit litigation, including denial of benefits claims, retiree health benefits and ERISA discrimination claims. (Novi)

 Speaker Scott EldridgeScott R. Eldridge, Principal with Miller Canfield, focuses his practice on management-side employment litigation defense and compliance matters involving all aspects of labor and employment law, including under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and assisting clients during government audits, such as Wage and Hour audits. A former attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC, Scott represents colleges and universities, municipalities, non-profits, public bodies, and commercial enterprises of all sizes. (Lansing)

Speaker Leigh SchultzLeigh M. Schultz, Principal with Miller Canfield, focuses her practice on labor and employment and commercial litigation. She provides both public and private employers of all shapes and sizes with advice and counsel on day-to-day employment-related issues and regularly defends employers against administrative charges and lawsuits filed by current, former and prospective employees. (Lansing)

Speaker Brian SchwartzBrian Schwartz, Principal with Miller Canfield, represents management in various aspects of labor and employment counseling and litigation. His practice focuses on defending class-action lawsuits involving retiree health benefit disputes and employment discrimination. He also has been involved in defending race, gender and disability discrimination claims. (Novi)

Six (6) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance Certification Program.
Four (4) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Four (4) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.