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Maddin Hauser’s 2018 Employment Law Symposium


Download the symposium materials


Wednesday, June 13, 2018


The Inn at St. John’s
44045 Five Mile Road,
Plymouth, MI 48170


Registration and Complimentary Continental Breakfast:
7:30 am to 8:30 am

8:30 am to 12:45 pm

Registration is now closed.


HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

Approved for 3.50 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HRCI®. The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HRCI®’s criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

This program is valid for 3.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

American Payroll Association (APA)

This program is approved for 3.5 RCHs from the American Payroll Association.

Featured Topics and Agenda:

Managing Unemployment Liability and Responding to Claims for Benefits

  • Disputing claims for unemployment insurance benefits
  • Managing employee departures and risks for claims
  • Business transactions and unemployment taxes

Termination of Employment: Respecting Employees and Protecting Employers
Kaitlin A. Brown

  • When and how to end the employment relationship
  • Statutory obligations and risks for potential legal exposure upon termination
  • How severance packages protect employers and ease the transition for employees

Hiring the Right People the Right Way: A Guide to Onboarding Employees

  • Documents that new employees must complete
  • Acts that expose employers to potential liability during the application, interview, and onboarding process
  • Strategies to protect employers and mitigate potential liability

Employee Performance Management: Successfully Implementing Employee Development Processes

  • Integration of development programs as a key factor in employee success and retention
  • You can pull a sprout – coaching and mentoring for success
  • The role of documentation – carrot or stick?

Surviving an I-9 Inspection Conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
John A. MacKenzie

  • Overview of the I-9 inspection process
  • Compliance with employment eligibility and verification requirements
  • Mitigating and defending a post-inspection fine from ICE

Workplace Training: The Importance of Employee Education as a Preventative Measure

  • Implementing training for employees, managers, and executives
  • Mandated versus recommended training in the #metoo era
  • Best practices and benefits of documenting the training process

Managing Leave Issues while Navigating the Overlap between FMLA, ADA, GINA, Workers Compensation and Leave Policies

  • Learn from mistakes made by other employers and recent case law
  • Reduce employer liability by understanding best practices that account for overlapping legal obligations
  • Audit current procedures to implement change

Protecting Organizational Good Will and Business Assets
Ronald A. Sollish

  • Utilizing non-competition and non-solicitation restraints
  • Protecting confidential/proprietary information
  • Protecting ideas, inventions and intellectual assets