The Graham Breakfast Seminar will be held on Sept. 19 in the Greensboro office Guilford Conference Room. The session is entitled, “Ten Hot Topics for the HR Professional”
In this session, attendees will hear from Smith Moore Leatherwood employment law attorneys about the ten most frequent issues they see in the “marketplace” comprised of their clients, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the federal courts, and plaintiffs and their attorneys.
Topics will include the impact of new Supreme Court case law on which employees are supervisors who are capable of binding the employer with their actions and motives. Another topic related to new laws will be how employers are responding to changes in North Carolina’s unemployment compensation statute. In both of these areas, the focus will be on using these new legal developments to develop strategies aimed at minimizing liability exposure.
In addition, another area of focus will be litigating against the EEOC, which has adopted new policy initiatives that affect when the EEOC sues and when it will agree to resolve cases through settlement. HR professionals need to educate employers on the risks of litigation from the EEOC, which is a different threat that in years past.
Finally, the discussion will touch on the following remaining “hot topics”—the ADA accommodation process, retaliation lawsuits, the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, social media policies, drafting at-will employment statements that the NLRB deems legal, and duties to train supervisory employees on their duties under employment laws.
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