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14th Annual Employment Symposium

La Vista Conference Center

Please join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the Annual Employment Law Symposium at La Vista Conference Center. Space is limited for this complimentary event, so register early.

RSVP to Jessica Kinnersley at 402.343.3837 or


11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration, Lunch Provided

12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Program

Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Disability and Leave Laws

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Alyssa M. Peterson & Julie A. Ward
In this presentation, Aly and Julie will discuss the best practices for navigating the rough waters of the Bermuda Triangle of FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation.

Immigration Enforcement: Can You Spot the Top Ten Errors Discovered in I-9 Audits?

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Stephanie A. Grattan
You know there are specific rules on I-9 completion. But do you know the top 10 errors discovered in I-9 audits? This interactive presentation will present the top errors and guidance for correcting them before you incur costly fines.

Distance is Just a Number: Tips, Tricks, and Traps with Telecommuting

1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.
Jacqueline N. Tondl
It is increasingly common for employees to put in less face time at the office and more FaceTime on their phones through remote work. There are a number of key issues that must be considered when an employee will be working remotely. From information security to timekeeping and workers’ compensation, - "out of sight" should not mean "out of compliance." Jackie will walk through all of the tips, tricks, and traps when it comes to telecommuting employees.

Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce

1:35 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Leah C. Georges, Ph.D., M.L.S., Assistant Professor, Creighton University
For the first time in America’s modern history, there are five generations interacting in the workplace. This diverse environment provides an exciting opportunity to effectively communicate and engage employees’ and clients’ generational strengths! This interactive session will address the mainstream media myths of generational warfare in the workplace and provide insight about each generation’s strengths, preferences, and communication styles. Special attention will be given to the millennial generation, as much time and attention has been given to this group of employees and the behaviors they bring to the workplace. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas and steps about how to capitalize on generational preferences to create a positive and productive work environment for themselves, their colleagues, and the clients they serve.

Break 2:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Protecting the Keys to the Castle: Intangible Assets

2:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Richard D. Vroman
Employees access, use, disclose and create confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets on behalf of their employer. While cyber security trends tend to focus on protecting the employer from outside threats, Rick will discuss various strategies to effectively protect your organization’s intangible assets from internal threats – both while your employees work for your company and after they leave.

Oh No! (Match): Navigating the Proper Response to SSA "No Match"

2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Ryan J. Sevcik
The Social Security Administration ("SSA") recently resumed the practice of sending "no match" letters to employers when the SSA discovers that employees’ names and social security numbers do not match SSA records. In this session, Ryan will provide an overview of the considerations and share a proposed roadmap for addressing these situations.

Regulatory Updates in the Employee Benefits World – What’s New?

3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Adam L. Cockerill & Colleen E. Medill
Adam and Colleen will dive into the recent regulatory activities, including MEWA guidance and HRA guidance as well as other initiatives the regulatory agencies have indicated an interest in.

Emotional Support Animals under the Americans With Disabilities Act

3:50 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
John C. Dunn
Join John as he addresses the confusing topic of emotional support animals in the work-place, including the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.

Keeping Pace With the Constantly Changing Employment Laws

4:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Margaret C. Hershiser
Staying current with the constantly changing employment laws can be a daunting task. Come spend some time with Margaret as she shares with you some important legal developments that all employers should be aware of.

Continuing Education Credit Information:
Human Resources Certification Institute, pending
Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, pending
Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, pending
Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, pending

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