On Thursday, April 12, 2012, attorneys from the Employment, Benefits, and Labor section at Briggs and Morgan, P.A. will present Safeguarding Employers in 2012 – Changes in Employment, Benefits, and Labor Law.  The presentation is free and will occur at Windows on Minnesota on the 50th Floor of the IDS Center in Minneapolis from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  Readers of Minnesota Employer.com are encouraged to attend.
Topics discussed at the presentation will include:
Keeping Up With The Joneses, Inc.:  Maintaining a compensation and benefits package that is equal to, or better than, your competitors is critical to attract and retain the best employees. Learn the legal issues you should consider if you decide to follow some or all of these trends.  Presented by:

Hiring In the Internet Age:  Increasingly, employers use online and other searches to make sure their next hire isn’t a costly mistake. We’ll discuss the legal risks and benefits of conducting such searches and ways to avoid negligent hiring, discrimination, privacy and Fair Credit Reporting Act claims.  Presented by:

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Why Labor Law Matters To Non-Union Employers:  Employee Facebook posts, blogs, e-mails, discussions about wages, complaints about managers, and a whole host of other employee and employer conduct are covered by federal labor law. This session provides an overview of how labor law applies to all employers, new developments under the current NLRB, and what you can do to ensure that you don’t inadvertently subject your organization to liability.  Presented by:

What To Do When the Employee Sues?  In today’s challenging economic times, lawsuits may be unavoidable. We will address the steps necessary to reduce your organization’s exposure and protect its interests, including: evaluating whether the matter is an insured claim; preserving relevant evidence; investigating the facts and circumstances of the lawsuit and avoiding potential retaliatory claims.  Presented by:

Managing the Troublesome Employee – Panel Discussion:  This panel of experienced human resources and legal professionals explores how to handle employees who are absent too much, produce too little, drink too often, harass too many, threaten too frequently or lead too rarely.  The panel will include:

  • Michael Miller, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • Ann Huntrods, Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
  • John Barker – Counsel, H.B. Fuller
  • Mary Jerome – Director of Human Resources, Catholic Charities
  • Nathan Pommeranz – SPHR, HR Business Partner Manager, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

CLE and HRIC credits have been applied for.  Parking will be validated at the IDS Center and McGladrey Plaza.
If you are interested in attending this presentation, please RSVP to Dena Edmiston at dedmiston@briggs.com or (612) 977-8581 by April 5, 2012.  For more information, click here.