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2023 Employment Law Update and Review – Columbus

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

$195.00 – $235.00

This valuable day with legal experts provides tremendous insight into the latest laws, rulings, and practical interpretations that allows the executive or HR professional to perform a difficult job confidently, avoid expensive litigation, and keep personal knowledge up-to-date.

Learning Objectives:

  • Legally stay within the rules in dealing with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations
  • Identify and implement changes in policy and procedure made necessary by new legal requirements and changes in existing requirements
  • Avoid making risky and costly mistakes due to lack of awareness of recent court decisions that change the way employment issues must be handled
  • Explore creative alternatives in dealing with problems you are facing by discovering what your peers are doing on such issues


2023 Employment Law Update Agenda – Columbus


8:00 am – 8:30 am: Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking


8:30 am – 9:30 am: FTC Proposed Rule to Ban Noncompete Clauses  Bill Nolan from Barnes & Thornberg

Moving Targets: Drafting and Managing Noncompetes as the Laws Keep Changing

  • Foundations and historical overview
  • Why state laws matter more than you may realize
  • How states are rapidly changing the game
  • Is the FTC’s proposal a big deal?
  • Key decision points for employers


9:30 am – 9:35 am: 5 Minute Break


9:35 am – 10:35 am: Pregnancy/PUMP ACT and Reasonable Accommodations Pam Krivda from Taft

The Supreme Court decision in Young v. UPS in 2015 marked a sea change in employer treatment for pregnancy and related medical conditions.  Now, eight years later, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP Act go even further in protecting pregnant and nursing mothers in the workplace.

This presentation will cover the latest requirements for pregnant and nursing mothers, including:

  • Treatment in the workplace for pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions
  • Time off and other reasonable accommodations
  • The application of the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The application of the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Required accommodations for nursing mothers
  • Possible accommodations required for fohigh-risk pregnancies
  • Required treatment of remote workers who are pregnant or nursing
  • Everything else about pregnancy in the workplace I think you need to know!


10:35 am – 10:50am: 15 Minute Break


10:50 am – 11:50 am: Updates on ADA including Long COVID Rebecca Jacobs from Employers Resource Association

This session will touch on key recent issues surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s guidance on individuals with hearing impairments and questions about long COVID. It will also walk participants through a model interactive process as well as key points on which to train your managers and supervisors to avoid violating the ADA.

Learning objectives: participants will:

  • Understand the EEOC’s guidance on individuals with hearing impairments
  • Learn about whether and when long COVID is a disability and what some of the common accommodations may be
  • Walk through a model interactive process with an emphasis on understanding how requests for accommodations may be made
  • Learn how to train managers and supervisors on best practices in conversations with employees about medical issues
  • Understand what “regarded as” disabled means and how managers/supervisors can inadvertently increase the risk of this kind of discrimination


11:50 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch & Networking


12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: ERA Services


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Managing People at Work and Those Who Work Remote Catherine Burgett from Frost Brown Todd

Both remote and in-person workplaces present unique challenges and benefits.  Learn how to navigate the unexpected pitfalls of the new way in which we work and identify steps for a successful work environment – no matter where employees are.


2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: 15 Minute Break


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: The Straight Dope: Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam from Bricker & Eckler

Ohio’s medical marijuana law has been in effect for over six years, and recreational marijuana may be next.  Attendees will learn what this law means for employers, owners, and HR professionals who already deal with a complex legal landscape.  This session will identify functional considerations and offer best practices for minimizing risk.


3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: NLRM & The Rise in Union Activity Charles F. Billington, III from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Labor law was a hot topic in 2022 and the trend has continued into 2023. Recent developments have changed the labor law landscape and created new risks for employers. This presentation will review recent labor law developments, discuss anticipated changes, and provide best practices for employers in the current labor law market.


SHRM Credits: 6.5 

*Pending HRCI credits*


March 9
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$195.00 – $235.00
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6165 Emerald Parkway
Dublin, OH 43016  United States
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