Hot Topics in HR and Employment Law

Location: Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa

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BrownWinick's Employment Law Group will be presenting at the "HR Performance Track" during the Tuesday, February 21, 2012 section of the Master Builders of Iowa's Construction Industry Convention & Expo, which is held at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa, from February 20-22, 2012.

FMLA - Update/Preventing FMLA Abuse / Rachel Rowley / Click here for the power point presentation

  • Real case law examples and scenarios of how the courts have come down on FMLA litigation in an effort to help determine the best means of preventing FMLA abuse.

Latest Developments from the NLRB / Brent Soderstrum / Click here for the power point presentation

  • Recent rulemaking and decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board will be covered. The Board, now controlled by members appointed by President Obama, has made significant pronouncements that affect all employers engaged in interstate commerce. Even those employers with no history of union organization need to be aware how the Board will be affecting their businesses into 2012 and beyond.

E-Verify and Immigration Related Employment: Discrimination, What You Need to Know / Elizabeth Coonan / Click here for the power point presentation

  • The current status of E-Verify and key facets of the program will be discussed. Also covered will be the ever-changing social security no-match situation and ways to avoid discrimination when complying with immigration regulations.

Enforcing Social Media & Computer Usage Policies / Haley Van Loon / Click here for the power point presentation

  • The latest developments in using discipline and performance coaching to make sure your employees adhere to your social media and computer usage policies will be covered. Also covered will be the legal tactics available when employees improperly download your confidential and trade secret information.

Employee or Independent Contractor / Brent Soderstrum / Click here for the power point presentation

  • Mistakenly classifying an employee as an independent contractor can result in significant fines and penalties whether it be from the IRS or the Fair-Labor Standards Act (FLSA). New legislation is being proposed to target those employers who are misclassifying employees to avoid paying benefits. Don't make the mistake which will result in fines, back pay and in some cases criminal charges.

Update on Hot Issues in Health Care - What's an Employer to do? / Alice Helle / Click here for the power point presentation

  • Discussed will be the current status of healthcare reform, including the effective dates of key provisions, regulatory developments and pending litigation challenging the constitutionality of the legislation. The focus of the discussion will be on the obligations of employers under the law, with an emphasis on employers of fewer than 50 employees.