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2017-2018 BREAKFAST BITES: Employment Law Series Materials

Session 1: August 17, 2017
Why Wage and Hour Claims Will Remain at Record Highs

Key Topics:
  • Learn what to expect under Trump administration
  • Understand the importance of updated job descriptions and ability to work remotely
  • Identify legal versus illegal deductions and time keeping practices
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Session 2: September 28, 2017
Retirement Plan Loans: Do You Really Want to be Your Employee’s Banker?
Presented by: Charles M. Lax

Key Topics:
  • How do the rules work?
  • Why you may or may not want to offer them?
  • Are in-service distributions an alternative?
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Session 3: October 12, 2017
Worker Classification and Joint Employer Liability Issues

Key Topics:
  • When are my contractors actually employees?
  • When are someone else's employees actually my employees?
  • Minimizing the risks of misclassification and joint employer relationships status.
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Session 4: November 9, 2017
Bullard-Plawecki Employee Right to Know Act: Managing Risk When Producing a Personnel File
Presented by: Michelle C. Harrell

Key Topics:
  • Highlighting the fundamentals of the Bullard-Plawecki Act.
  • The anatomy of a personnel file.
  • How to produce confidential information and understanding the restrictions on production of employee disciplinary documents.
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Session 5: December 7, 2017
It's COMP-licated: Tricky Compensation Issues for Employers

Key Topics:
  • Risks and rewards when utilizing incentive compensation.
  • A brief review of Michigan's "equal pay" standards and statutes.
  • How to avoid claims under the Michigan Sales Commission Act.
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Session 6: January 11, 2018
Analyzing Work Place Disability Issues
Presented by: Ronald A. Sollish

Key Topics:
  • Who is a disabled individual?
  • When do I have to make work place accommodations?
  • Disability discrimination claims.
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Session 7: February 8, 2018
Affordable Care Act -- Destination Unknown
Presented by: Marc S. Wise

Key Topics:
  • IRC 4980H Pay or Play Penalty Enforcement Has Begun
  • Appealing IRC 4980H Pay or Play Penalties
  • Common Health Plan Form 1094/1095 Problems
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Session 8: March 8, 2018
Employment Litigation Update and Trial Concerns
Presented by: Richard M. Mitchell

Key Topics:
  • Litigation update: what new threats to employers are brewing in the courts
  • Choice of venue: federal vs. state court remedies and considerations in arbitration
  • An evidentiary primer: what comes in and what stays out at trial
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