2018 Employment Law Update

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Prince Conference Center (Calvin College), Grand Rapids

$270 Members / $295 Future Members

Constantly changing labor and employment laws and regulations are an endless challenge for employers dealing with human resource issues. Start your new year off right by understanding the most pressing areas of concern for employers and how to meet these workplace challenges.

Please join us for this comprehensive, hard-hitting seminar to get legal guidance on the hot button workplace topics pulled from the Michigan Chamber Labor Law Hotline questions, as well as a review of the EEOC published enforcement target areas. Together, we will examine what the law requires and what is prohibited to help you identify solutions for your workplace.

Hot Button Topics:

  • Harassment
  • Recruiting
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Retaliation
  • Disability
  • Equal Pay
  • Union Organizing
  • Employee Drug Use
  • Health Care
  • Worker Misclassification
  • Social Media Use

Stated EEOC Targets: 

  • Eliminating Barriers in Recruitment and Hiring
  • Protecting Vulnerable Workers, Including Immigrant and Migrant Workers, and Underserved Communities from Discrimination
  • Ensuring Equal Pay Protections for All Workers
  • Preserving Access to the Legal System
  • Preventing Systemic Harassment

Expert Presenters:

Maureen Rouse-AyoubMaureen Rouse-Ayoub is a Co-Chair of Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group, where she concentrates her practice in labor and employment law, providing advice and counsel and exclusively representing management in the private and public sectors. She has represented management in state and federal court with significant success.


Aaron GravesAaron Graves is a Co-Chair of Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group, where he focuses his practice in labor and employment law, providing a broad spectrum of employment matters such as pre-hire screening, discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, policy administration, substance abuse, FMLA, discipline, whistleblower, retaliation, discharge, and plant closings/reductions in force.


John GardinerJohn Gardiner is a member of Bodman PLC’s Workplace Law Group, where he represents businesses in employment law matters and related litigation. He provides counsel on issues involving claims of discrimination, sexual and other illegal harassment, accommodating employees with disabilities, FMLA issues, wage and hour issues, reductions-in-force, discipline and discharge issues, among others.


Six (6) credits for the MI Chamber Basic or Advanced Human Resource Compliance Certification Program.
Four and a half (4.5) HR (General) recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Four and a half (4.5) PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.