For nearly three decades, the lawyers at Ryan Swanson have been keeping clients, business partners and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law.
On September 27 our lawyers discussed employment law trends ranging from cybersecurity to termination to preventing discrimination and harassment, and provided practical solutions to help businesses address workplace challenges.
Presentation slides are linked to the titles listed below.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Washington Athletic Club
7:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m: Program
- Introduction – Rick Lentini, Chair of Ryan Swanson’s Employment Rights, Benefits & Labor Group
- Recent Developments in Federal and State Law – Gulliver Swenson – This past year there have been a number of developments in Federal and Washington state law through the court system. Gulliver will discuss some of these changes and how they may impact your business.
- Healthcare and the ACA: Six Years Later and Where Are We Now? – Kristin Nealey Meier – Kristin will discuss the state of the insurance market, both in Washington and nationwide and she will also provide current information on regulations and requirements that may affect your business.
- Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Workforce and Understanding Employer Obligations – Teru Olsen – Cyber-attacks are becoming a more frequent occurrence and have the potential to cause severe disruption in business operations. Teru will advise on what a company can do to have a “plan in place,” how to best navigate the complexities of a cyber-attack and the legal obligations employers have to protect information.
- Performance Evaluations, Disciplinary Action and Termination – Jim Shaker – Jim will share tips to help you deliver meaningful employee reviews, effectively communicate and document any disciplinary measures, and navigate the termination process.
- The Asset – Colin O’Neill, TINYpulse – The most expensive, most influential, and most important assets to your company are your people. So why are we still at a plateau in organizational culture where we only prioritize team feedback and progress once a year? We have learned to measure every other aspect of a business in an ongoing, iterative capacity – why not with our workforce? Let’s look at how keeping a pulse on the engagement and performance of your employees saves on time, money, turnover, and could save your business.
- Discrimination and Harassment: A Few Things You Should Know to Stay Out of Trouble – Rick Lentini – Discrimination and harassment complaints are on the rise. Rick will share important information to help you prevent and investigate such complaints.
- Immigration 101 – Amy Royalty – When you consider hiring foreign talent, there are important issues to be aware of as you prepare for the recruitment and on-boarding process. Amy will share helpful tips to give you insight about the rules and requirements so you can avoid complications.
- Interactive Audience Question and Answer Session – Moderated by Susan Fox
COST & REGISTRATION
- $50 per person
2.5 HRCI/SHRM/CLE credits pending approval. Please register to attend using the link on this page.
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
Validated parking is provided for seminar attendees at the WAC Parking Garage located at 1409 6th Avenue (1 block north of the WAC entrance).
If you have questions about the seminar, please contact Sara Kadletz, firstname.lastname@example.org.Register Here