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Maddin Hauser's 2024 Employment Law Symposium

Maddin Hauser’s 2024 Employment Law Symposium



The Most Troubling Workplace Issues – The Things That Keep Us Up At Night


Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Saint John’s Resort
44045 Five Mile Road,
Plymouth, MI 48170


There is no cost to attend.


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

8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Questions: Events@MaddinHauser.com


HR Certification Institute

Approved for 3.5 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HRCI®.


Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

This program is approved 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:

2023 Rewind: Hot Topics In Employment Law
Corinne S. Rockoff

  • Understand how Michigan’s Civil Rights Act Amendment expands workplace protections for LGBTQ+ employees.
  • Prepare for a proposed FTC rule which may invalidate noncompete clauses and prohibit their future use.
  • Navigate polarizing issues in the workplace, including religious accommodations and abortion access.

Labor Law Blindspots that May Snare Your Organization
Rita M. Lauer

  • Your handbook work rules may be violating Section 7 of the NLRA;
  • Yes, your company’s severance agreement may also contain clauses that violate Section 7 of the NLRA.
    • And your company’s non-compete clause is also fair game for a Section 7 violation.
  • Blind spots for 2024 CBA renegotiations–a quick run-down of sections to amend.

Work Structure in the New World as Compared to B.C. (Before COVID)
Andrew M. Creal

  • Remote Work Data – Employee performance, happiness, culture, Fact v. Fiction
  • Return to Work Mandates – Legality, Pitfalls and Other Considerations
  • The Next Five Years – Optimal policy, retainment and recruitment of talent vs meeting the needs of your business.

Pay Now or Pay Later: How to Respond to a Wage and Hour Audit and Avoid Violations

Kathleen H. Klaus

  • How Department of Labor audits start, what is requested, and what to expect
  • Common wage and hour violations and penalties owed
  • How to conduct an internal audit and resolve violations proactively

Leave it to Us: Employer’s Guide to Leave Laws
Mariel G. Newhouse

  • Deciphering the Alphabet Soup – FMLA, ADA, PMLA, PTO
  • Recent Federal and State Developments and How They Impact Your Existing Policies
  • Trends To Watch Out For

Who the Heck Are We Hiring? Legal Issues with Onboarding: Background Checks, Pre-Employment Testing, and Employee Social Media
Jordan M. Small

  • Background Checks: FCRA mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Job-Related Testing: Common issues with conducting pre-employment testing
  • Likes and Dislikes: Employee social media activity

Stay Classy: Why Worker Classification Matters, Common Misclassification, and the Latest Trends
Sydney E. Wright

  • Basics of worker classification
  • Consequences of misclassification
  • Latest developments in worker classification cases

Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
Ronald A. Sollish

  • Weed in the workplace
  • Romance at work
  • Digital indiscretions

Registration for this event is now closed.