2014 Managing Labor + Employee Relations Seminar

Fawcett Center

Approved for 3.75 CLE + HRCI credits

The annual Managing Labor + Employee Relations Seminar will take place Tuesday, March 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Fawcett Center and will provide valuable information about best practices and the changing regulations that are important for employers to know.

The half-day seminar, designed for business owners and professionals in human resources and employment law, will discuss the following topics: reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act; investigating employee claims; information on the Affordable Care Act and the options employers have; and tips on how retaliation claims can be handled and avoided.

A hot breakfast will be served to all attendees.


8:00 a.m. – Registration, breakfast + networking

8:30 a.m. – Case Law + Legislative Update; Larry Feheley

9:00 a.m. – What is Reasonable Accommodation under ADA?; Kailee Goold

Changes in reasonable accommodation analysis under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be discussed, along with a discussion of what can be considered reasonable accommodation. Strategies and methods for employers on how to legally handle accommodation requests will be offered.

9:45 a.m. – Investigating Employee Claims; Jeffrey C. Miller

Properly conducting investigations of employee claims is an important tool for employers to have. Jeff will discuss how claims should be handled in order to help determine the facts and will give tips on legally compliant ways of investigating complaints.

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. – Affordable Care Act Update + Next Steps for Employers; Ralph Breitfeller + Tom Sigmund

Ralph and Tom will present a general update regarding the Affordable Care Act and will explore options employers have, such as turning to the Health Insurance Marketplace, self-insurance or choosing to not cover employees altogether.

11:30 a.m. – Why You Always Picking On Me?; Brendan Feheley

Brendan will discuss retaliation in the workplace and examine the activities that could constitute a retaliation claim. He’ll look to recent cases to give employers strategies on how to handle employee harassment and discrimination complaints in order to avoid retaliation claims.

12:30 p.m. – Questions + Answers


Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Registration + Fee

Please register by Tuesday, February 25, by contacting Ashton Lahman, [email protected] or (614) 255-5515. There is a $75.00 fee to attend this program. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (except American Express) the day of the seminar. We also accept credit card payments in advance by telephone.

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