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2023 Employment Symposium - Webinar Edition

November 2023

Did you miss Koley Jessen's 18th Annual Employment Law Symposium? Join us for a webinar series on November 1, November 8, and November 15 to take part in this year's presentations and ask our team your burning employment questions. 

Click here for Session 1 | November 1

Click here for Session 2 | November 8

Click here for Session 3 | November 15

Session 1 | November 1, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Employee Wellness Programs: Nurturing a Healthy and Productive Lifestyle for Employees | 30 minutes

Baylie I. Moravec
Baylie will discuss the importance of employee wellness programs, the benefits that come from employee wellness programs, and the best practices for implementing such programs. The following session will explore the legal and ethical considerations and discuss the workplace benefits that are gained when employees have work-life balance and flexibility.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Don’t Ignore the Health of your Health and Welfare Benefits – Mistakes to Avoid, Best Practices, and Proactive Measures | 30 minutes

Peter M. Langdon
Ensuring legally compliant and up-to-date health and welfare benefits is critical in avoiding potential penalties and legal exposure. This presentation, on the maintenance and operation of a company’s health and welfare benefits, will arm benefits professionals, managers, and executives with the tools needed to ensure the offering of legally compliant welfare benefits, avoid potential pitfalls, address issues when they arise, and implement best practices to ensure the health of an organization’s health and welfare benefits offerings.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Navigating Medical Requests from Temporary Workers: A Contingency Plan | 30 minutes

John P. Barrett
Temporary employment arrangements are becoming increasingly prevalent, and HR professionals need to understand the intricacies of managing medical accommodation and leave requests within this context. John will equip you with an understanding of joint employers’ responsibilities under the ADA and FMLA in the context of temporary employees to ensure legal compliance, uphold employee rights, prevent unlawful interference and discrimination, and effectively manage potential risks. This comprehensive approach will encourage and foster a fair and inclusive work environment while simultaneously safeguarding the organization's interests.

Session 2 | November 8, 2023

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
A New Form I-9 and a New Reason to Use E-Verify | 30 minutes

Stephanie A. Grattan 
A new edition of the Form I-9 was recently published allowing employers who are enrolled in E-Verify and in good standing to virtually inspect the identity and work authorization documents presented by new hires. The newly announced change incentivizes employers who are not otherwise required to use E-Verify by state or local law or a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause to voluntarily enroll in E-Verify in order to take advantage of virtual inspection. This session will review the new edition of the Form I-9, the parameters of the virtual inspection process, and E-Verify program compliance.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protecting the Company’s Interests in the Shifting Sands of Non-Compete Laws | 30 minutes

John C. Dunn
John will address the proposals and guidance issued by the Federal government as well as the changes in state laws regulating non-competition agreements.  John will then discuss additional actions employers can take to protect its legitimate business interests other than using non-competition agreements.  

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sick and Tired of Confusion: Navigating the Sick Leave Law Outbreak | 30 minutes

Katie M. Runge
Explore the complexities of sick leave laws and discover their implications for both employers and employees. Join Katie as she offers valuable insight to guide you through the intricacies of state and local sick leave regulations, aiding in your navigation of this multifaceted landscape.

Session 3 | November 15, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Navigating Complex Legal Terrain: Exploring HR Challenges in Workplace Situations | 30 minutes

Margaret C. Hershiser and Ryan J. Sevcik
One of the most challenging aspects of an HR professional’s job is spotting all of the complex legal issues that a particular situation presents. In this role-playing exercise, Margaret and Ryan will address a typical workplace situation while the attendees try to “spot the issues” that need to be considered in conjunction with HR’s plan of action.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Adapting to AI: Insights for HR Professionals and Attorneys | 30 minutes

Erin E. Schroeder and Patrice D. Ott
Erin and Patrice will explore the different considerations that HR advisors and legal counsel must consider when dealing with the emergence and evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business, including: safeguarding against inadvertent discrimination; drafting compliant agreements, offers, and terms of employment; and ensuring that clients and employees use AI appropriately and do not expose confidential information or improperly delegate duties to AI functions.

Continuing Education Credit Information:
Nebraska CPE, pending
Nebraska CLE, approved
Iowa CLE, approved
Koley Jessen is recognized by SHRM for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP®️ or SHRM-SCP®️

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