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    May Legal Seminar

    Date: May 17, 2017, 7:45am – 4:00pm
    Lesa DePiero
    Smullin Heath Education Center
    2825 E. Barnett Rd.
    Medford, OR
    On or before May 3 (i.e. Early Bird): Student $25; Member $89: Non Member $109; After May 3: Member $99 Non Member: $119
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    Presentation Agenda:       

    8:30a - 10:00a:    The Post-Election Picture for Employers:  Employers can expect some dramatic shifts in 2017, largely due to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. Join Sean Ray of Barran Liebman to learn more about the 2016 presidential election's potential effects on employment laws, including Immigration reform, Modifications to the Affordable Care Act, Changes to minimum wage and salary exemption rules, shifting opinions on the legalization of marijuana, Advances towards paid family and medical leave, Developments on Supreme Court nominees

    10:00a - 10:30a    BREAK and Vendor Room Visitation

    10:30a -12:00p:   ERISA and Health Care Reform - The Impact to Your Organization: This session will cover a number of critical issues; identify minimum reporting, disclosure requirements and the impact of non-compliance of ERISA (given the ORST “Oregon Save” mandate on July 1, 2017):

    • What is ERISA?
    • Who must abide by ERISA?
    • What does ERISA regulate?
    • Employers Subject to ERISA
    • Definition of Welfare Benefit Plans
    • Exemptions
    • Key ERISA Requirements
    • Who is responsible for furnishing Summary Plan Description (SPD)
    • Disclosure to Participants & Beneficiaries
    • Annual 5500 Reporting
    • DOL audit enforcement
    • 2016/2017 ACA updates

    12:00p to 1:00p   LUNCH (catered by Asante) and Vendor Room Visitation

    1:00p – 2:45p:     Recognizing Impairment In the workplace:  Join Medford Police Department Sergeant Trevor Arnold as he walks you through the key aspects of detecting and handling substance abuse in the workplace, and then join an informative presentation and panel interaction that includes Barran Liebman attorneys on the employment law considerations for the correct workforce management techniques.

    2:45p -3:00p         BREAK and Vendor Room visitation

    3:00p – 5:00p:     The Best Offense is a Good Defense - Getting Your Workplace in Shape with a Strong Foundation of Proactive Strategies: Employers are faced with a vast array of employment regulations and legal requirements, which can often be perceived as a hindrance to the real mission of the business. But savvy employers can use these systems as strategies to support their businesses. Join us for a proactive session on how to view these structures as more than just another compliance obligation, and how to utilize them as tools for advancing your business and the effectiveness of your workforce.  Hiring tips: Non-compete agreements, Compensation arrangements, Confidential information, Handbooks: As a tool for protecting and shaping your business, Leadership essentials: Empowering your supervisors, Coaching and constructive feedback, Performance planning, Social media and workplace conversation: Helping employees work through a tense climate, Recognizing and preventing workplace harassment, Reducing risk in terminations: Documentation, Severance Agreements 

    HRCI and SHRM credits are pending for this program.

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