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2016 Employment Law Seminar: November 10 in Omaha

Event | November 10, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 members of Kutak Rock's National Employment Law Group will present a CLE seminar titled Solving the Employment Law Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together. The seminar has been approved for five hours of CLE in Nebraska and Iowa (including one hour of ethics) and 3.25 hours of HRCI credit. Please click here to register.

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration and continental breakfast

9:00-9:30 a.m. 

Dealing with the Problem Employee: When the Puzzle Piece Doesn’t Fit, by Shelly Baumert

A small percentage of employees create the lion’s share of HR problems and potential liability. In this session, Shelly Baumert will discuss common employee problems and mistakes supervisors and managers often make to worsen these situations. She will also discuss common-sense strategies for managers and supervisors to be part of the solution and help avoid liability.

9:30-10:00 a.m. 

Decoding the DOL: New Pieces to the Wage and Hour Jigsaw Puzzle, by Gigi O'Hara

Gigi O’Hara will discuss the ever-changing landscape of wage and hour law, which will include discussion about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, persuader rule, joint employment administrative interpretation, and the evolution of state sick leave initiatives.

10:00-10:20 a.m. 


10:20-10:50 a.m. 

FMLA/ADA Brainteasers, by Marcia Washkuhn

Marcia Washkuhn will present on complex and challenging FMLA and ADA questions and provide an update on recent developments under the FMLA and the ADA. 

10:50-11:50 a.m. 

Escaping the Maze of 2016’s Hottest Employment Trends , by Kasey Cappellano and Meaghan Gandy

Kasey Cappellano and Meaghan Gandy will discuss recent hot topics in employment law including: medical marijuana, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, violence in the workplace, LGBTQ discrimination updates, new retaliation guidance, reverse discrimination, pay disparity legislation and regulations, and caregiver discrimination.

11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Complimentary Lunch 

12:30-1:30 p.m. 

The Legal Labyrinth: Navigating Ethics in Employment Law, Special Guest Speaker, Mark Weber, Counsel for Discipline

Mark Weber, Counsel for Discipline, will present on ethical issues that regularly arise in the employment context.

1:30-1:45 p.m. 


1:45-2:15 p.m. 

Records and Data Compliance: Sorting Through The Pieces, by Kate Jones

Kate Jones will provide critical information for implementing and updating a records management program, including document retention, the litigation hold process, the new OSHA reporting rule, e-discovery and the legal consequences of inadequate document retention procedures.

2:15-2:45 p.m. 

Chutes and Ladders and Other Problematic Architectural Features under the ADA Title III, by Nick Batter

Nick Batter will discuss accessibility and public accommodation compliance under Title III of ADA, focusing on current and emerging litigation trends, how to reconcile conflicting guidelines, and best practices to minimize litigation.

2:45-3:15 p.m. 

It’s Not a Trivial Pursuit: Keeping Current on Changes in Employee Benefits Law, by P. Brian Bartels

P. Brian Bartels will address recent changes in employee benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act and new wellness program regulations.

3:15-3:30 p.m. 

Conclusion and Raffle Drawing for iPad Mini (must be present to win)



If you have any questions regarding the seminar, please contact Stephanie Urbanek.

Please click here to register.