Human Capital Management

That Was Then, This Is Now: Workplace Law Under the Trump Administration

Darin Mackender, JD
Fisher & Phillips LLP


Session Description

At both the state and federal level, workplace law has changed at an extraordinary pace in the past few years. The recent election results created even more uncertainty for employers and those who advise them. This session will cover labor and employment law developments at the conclusion of the Obama administration, developments under the new Trump administration, and will explore what employers should expect during the remainder of 2017 and beyond. Session will also provide practical tips for employers to stay in compliance now and in the future.

Objectives include:
1. Analyze the status of key changes in workplace law
2. Explore the trends impacting workplace law
3. Learn best practices for avoiding liability.

Field of Study:
Business Law

Experience Level:
Intermediate  

 

 

Please Sue Me! Ten Scary Things That Can Happen in the Workplace

Nicole Davies, SPHR, CHRS
ADP


Session Description

Are copies of your clients’ employee handbooks gathering dust because the employees consider the manual irrelevant? What types of workplace conduct policies are appropriate and enforceable? Changing societal norms, social media and evolving laws make it confusing for employers to know what types of behaviors must be allowed in the workplace. Presentation will include a comprehensive overview of which policies to include and how to properly maintain a handbook that communicates acceptable standards of workplace conduct.

Attend this session to:

1. Tackle some of today’s toughest management issues
2. Understand what makes an employee handbook effective
3. Discuss strategies for revising existing policies to ensure compliance with the law…without triggering claims under existing company policies.

Field of Study:
Personnel/HR

Experience Level:
Basic

 

 

Stories, Lies & Surveillance: Exposing Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Greg Winchell, CFE
Pinnacol Assurance


Session Description

This presentation will examine three workers’ compensation case studies to illustrate the tools and strategies Pinnacol Assurance deploys to develop the evidence necessary for criminal prosecution. Theses cases were selected to create a balanced impression of the realities in workers’ compensation fraud. Discussion will include the importance of building timelines to organize the evidence, how criminal statutes are applied to workers’ compensation cases and emphasis on detailed elements of good record-keeping and its effect on case outcomes.

Field of Study:
Personnel/HR

Experience Level:
Basic