Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNC HRA full day employment law program offered May 13th

Travel with Constangy - your ticket to a first class workplace.

Sign-in begins at 8:15 am, sessions run 8:45 am to 3:15 pm
Lioncrest on Biltmore Estate

HRCI Pre-Approved for 5 general credits & SHRM Pre-Approved for 5 PDCs
Free to Members Renewed for 2015, $45 for SMHRA/STUDENT/RETIRED$145.00 for Non-Members, $195 for Workshop & 8 Month Membership



Presented by attorneys from Contangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, labor and employment law firm.

The past year in labor and employment law has been a wild ride. From aggressive administrative agencies to precedent setting court decisions and outrageous plaintiffs’ attorneys, the need for companies to prepare for turbulence has never been greater. It is
important for legal counsel, human resource professionals and business owners to stay abreast of the latest travel advisories and prepare for every contingency. 

Travel to the Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete 2015 Employment Law Workshop for all of the latest information and much needed practical advice. This interactive program offers the 5 informative sessions described below that are designed to help you develop winning strategies for a first class workplace.

Changes to Your Itinerary - Recent Developments in Employment Law
Every year, employers are faced with the task of changing how they do business to adapt to new laws and regulations; perverse decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and creative new legal claims by plaintiffs’ attorneys. This session will review the most important new developments in labor and employment law, and provide practical advice to employers to assist in their efforts to manage their businesses in the face of these new developments.

Flight Diverted - Rerouting your Employee Handbook
We have seen a number of common handbook policies come under fire over the past year including policies addressing courtesy and civility, confidentiality and at-will employment. The NLRB has made it clear that no company‘s handbook is safe from scrutiny, whether unionized or not. Join us as we explore these attempts by the NLRB to reroute your handbook as well as other recent developments at the NLRB.

What Happens in Vegas…Emerging Issues in Extra-Curricular Activities
From happy hours, to "business trips," to domestic violence, off-duty conduct may significantly impact the workplace. The popular conception is that conduct in the workplace is subject to discipline, but what employees do away from work is not. However, there is a point when off-duty conduct may warrant concern and may serve as just cause for discipline. This interactive session will address the responsibilities employers may have with respect to employees’ off-duty activities and mishaps.

Beware of Hidden Service Charges - Navigating FLSA Issues
Savvy travelers watch for service charges and extras to control the cost of their trips. Likewise, companies need to manage their employees’ work activities to control costs. Recent court cases have highlighted the importance of understanding when preliminary and postliminary activities, such as using personal devices, working at home, and engaging in shift change activities, might be compensable. This session will explore when these activities must be paid, and what the employer can do to control these costs. We will also provide an update on the status of the proposed changes to the regulations governing the white collar exemptions.

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