Understand What’s Changed in 2020

Employment Law Update is the premier labor and employment law conference for business leaders and HR professionals. Every year, the agenda is carefully selected by Employers Council’s expert labor and employment law attorneys to ensure that you are able to ​stay ahead of the trends and in compliance with the law.

As a leader, it is important that you understand the employment law changes in your state, as these updates affect employers around the country each year. This conference is designed for managers, supervisors, and human resources professionals in Colorado, Arizona, and Utah.

Cost: $229 for members, $329 for nonmembers (includes
continental breakfast & lunch)

Credits: 0.60 Continuing Education Units, HRCI-General
and SHRM-PDC Credits Applied for, Course ID #AELU101

​​​Conference Schedule

Registration & Continental Breakfast / 8:00-8:30

Welcome & Opening Remarks / 8:30​-8:45

Legal, Legislative, and Regulatory Update (to include an expanded DOL update) 8:45-10:15

Anna Branson, Esq. 

The past year saw numerous changes to the laws governing employment on both the state and federal level, including major changes to the rules concerning employee pay. This session will discuss the biggest items employers need to be aware of to remain compliant in the year ahead. ​

Legitimate Contract or Wage Fixing? Legal Risks of “No-Poach” Agreements / 10:30-11:15​

Jaclyn Kjellsen, Esq. 

​The Department of Justice recently filed lawsuits against several companies for using agreements to prohibit other businesses from hiring their employees. Companies that use the so-called “no-poach agreements” face the risk of claims at the state and federal level. This presentation will provide an overview of no-poach and similar agreements, how they implicate anti-trust laws, and tips for employers to help them avoid civil and criminal liability.

Legal Issues in Non-traditional Work Arrangements / 11:15-12:00

Tamara Barkdoll, Esq. 

To recruit and retain employees in the competitive job market, employers are experimenting with remote workers and other creative working arrangements. This presentation will focus on the newest workplace trends, as well as the unexpected legal risks they create. ​

Lunch / 12:00-1:15

Organizational Health: Myth or Necessity? / 1:15-2:00

Eric Daly, M.A., GPHR 

Healthy organizations not only benefit stakeholders and customers— they also become great places to work. Though creating organizational health may seem daunting, it may actually be achievable through good old-fashioned common sense. This session will review key distinctions that can help shift the trajectory of an organization to greater health and effectiveness.

What to Do When Your Employee Becomes a Social Media Pariah / 2:00-2:45

Curtis Graves, Esq., SPHR
Social media has made it easier than ever for workers to share their thoughts, feelings, and affiliations. Occasionally, this sharing leads to public outcry, and employers sometimes get caught up in the controversy. This presentation will explore how to respond, and how to stay out of trouble, when an employee becomes infamous on the web.

Break / 2:45-3:00

Service and Emotional Support Animals in the Workplace / 3:00-3:45

Melanie Daly, Esq., SPHR
They’re cute and they’re cuddly, but animals might not always be the most welcome guests in the workplace. Still, in some circumstances, even the least pet friendly workplace may be required to flex a bit to accommodate employees with disabilities. Learn the rules governing animals at work, and what to do when employees ask to bring a service or emotional support animal to the office.

Closing Remarks & Adjournment / 3:45-4:00

​*Special room rate of $179 available for conference attendees at The Phoenix Marriott Tempe Hotel. Reservations must be made on or before Thursday, April 23, 2020.
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Course ID #AELU-AZ

 Class Details

Class Details

Location:The Phoenix Marriott Tempe At the Buttes, 2000 W Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282-1005
Time:8:00 am to 4:00 pm
List Price:$329.00
Member Price:$229.00
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