The pace of change in today's HR world is relentless, and we know what you're up against. It's a growing challenge to recruit and retain key workers. Congress and state legislatures tinker with HR-related laws yearly, while federal and state agencies seem to issue daily rulings, updates and notices. Practically the only thing you can be sure of these days is … more change.
- A discussion of recent federal and Wisconsin court cases in the following areas: FMLA, discrimination, employment policies, disabilities, statute of limitations and more
- A review of the Department of Labor's new wage and hour regulations compared to Wisconsin law
- An update of recent EEOC and OFCCP developments including the new definition of 'internet applicant'
- A review of the new COBRA regulations
- A review of proposed USERRA legislation to safeguard the jobs and benefits of guard and reserve members
- The attendee will be able to discuss employment policies.
- The attendee will be able to identify policy and benefit implications.
- The attendee will be able to review significant wage and hour cases.
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
I. Fair Labor Standards Act In Wisconsin
A. Department Of Labor Final FLSA Regulations
B. Comparison Of New Regulations To Wisconsin Law
C. Significant Wisconsin Wage And Hour Cases
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. What's New?
A. New Court Decisions
1. U.S. Supreme Court
a. Statute Of Limitations
b. Age And Pregnancy Discrimination
c. Sexual Harassment
d. Non-Unionized Employee's Right To Representation At Investigatory Interview
2. Wisconsin Courts
b. Sex Discrimination
c. Employment Policies
B. EEOC And OFCCP Update
1. New Definition Of Internet Applicant
2. Affirmative Action Update
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
III. New COBRA Regulations
A. Highlight Of Final Rules
B. Effect On Wisconsin
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. New Legislation
1. Proposed Safeguards For Guard And Reserve Members' Jobs And Benefits
2. Policy And Benefit Implications
B. Changes To Wisconsin's Unemployment Compensation Laws
1. Independent Contractors
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. Difficult Leave Issues: Managing Disabilities In The Workplace
A. The Latest U.S. Supreme Court Cases
B. Recent Interpretations Of The ADA, FMLA, WFMLA And WFEA