29th Annual Employment Law Update

July 18, 2013

The numerous, complex state and federal laws that govern the workplace can be confusing, whether you are a small business owner or a large employer. Have you reviewed your employment policies recently? Are your HR policies in compliance? K&C is pleased to offer a new program designed to help you diagnose and comply with recent changes in the law. The K&C Employment Law Team and a number of other employment professionals will present a variety of educational workshops and prescribe solutions to your employment law questions. Don’t forget to bring your employment law questions! Our Answer Booth with be open during breaks as part of our guarantee to answer all employment law questions.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:35 Opening Session - Check-in
An overview of the day’s line-up and a presentation of the first three video clips in our 'World's Worst Boss' showcase.

9:45 - 10:45 and 11:00 - 12:00 Attendees may select two of the workshops listed below:

Employment Law 101 - Employment Law Check-up
A fast paced discussion of the basic employment laws most commonly affecting employers, including recent changes. Presented as an expanded question-answer session, attendees will learn legal and practical ways for employers to avoid potential liability.
Robert J. Barry
John S. DiDio, Former Norfolk Area Director, EEOC

Dealing with Problem Absenteeism - Is There a Doctor in the House?
Effective policies/practices regarding time off for a variety of health related reasons will be discussed, including how to deal with the symptoms associated with absenteeism — potential ADA, FMLA, workers’ compensation and/or USERRA liability.
Heather A. Mullen
Randy C. Sparks Jr.

Health Care Reform - A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down
This presentation will discuss key aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), with particular attention to actions employers must take to comply with this new law.
John M. Bredehoft
John M. Peterson

Theft & Drugs in the Workplace - Open Up and Say Ahh!
This workshop will deal with the problems of theft and drugs in the workplace including how to properly conduct drug testing and what options an employer has once drug use or theft is uncovered.
Burt H. Whitt
Larry Smith, Former FBI Agent and Private Investigator
Stella McClain, Operations Director, Taylor Made Diagnostics, Inc.

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
Dr. Gary Namie is perhaps the nation’s leading expert on workplace bullying. He co-authored The Bully-Free Workplace and The Bully At Work and has discussed the topic numerous times on network TV. Dr. Namie will present an engaging talk on workplace bullying to include preventative best practices. Also, the next installments in the 'World’s Worst Boss' showcase will be revealed.

1:40 - 2:40 and 2:55 - 3:55 Attendees may select two of the workshops listed below:

Employee Discipline & Discharge - I've Got Good News and I've Got Bad News
Discipline and/or discharge decisions are workplace events that are most likely to end up in claims. This session will feature all aspects of progressive discipline and the termination process. Attendees’ specific questions are encouraged.
Daniel F. Basnight
Frank A. Edgar Jr.

Safe Interviewing & Hiring Practices - Just What the Doctor Ordered
Practical dos and don’ts will be stressed with an eye to avoiding discrimination claims in the hiring process and reducing the risk of violence in the workplace. This session will also stress important documentation and communication strategies to be used during the interviewing process.
Randy C. Sparks Jr.
Mark E. Warmbier

Workplace Harassment - A Bitter Pill to Swallow
This session will survey recent developments in harassment law with a particular emphasis on detecting, addressing, and preventing concerns before they become cancerous.
Burt H. Whitt
Darrell E. Graham, Director, EEOC Richmond Area Director

Employee Handbooks - An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
This how-to workshop on drafting and updating handbooks and policies will emphasize which policies are required and which policies are strongly recommended.
Robert J. Barry
Anna Richardson Smith

4:00 - 4:30 Closing Session - Check-out
Attendees will meet for a wrap-up on the day’s activities and the final installments of the 'World's Worst Boss' showcase. Attendees will crown the champion boss and Darrell Graham, EEOC Richmond Area Director, will offer his diagnosis on the “World’s Worst Boss,” along with an overview of what to expect in the EEOC enforcement efforts in 2013.

Registration Information

This seminar will be held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center on July 18, 2013.

Cost for the program is $345 for the first registrant for each company and $325 for each additional registrant. The deadline to register for the seminar is one week prior to the respective seminar date. A refund will be given for cancellations received one week prior to the seminar.

In an effort to be 'green,' we offer seminar materials in the traditional binder or electronically on a USB flash drive. Please select the option you prefer when registering and you will receive materials in the requested format at check-in. We will also have the materials available for download the day of the event for tablet users.

All attendees will receive their confirmation materials, invoice, and directions in the mail after registration. To pay by credit card, please call the number below. Please note we accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards only.

For more information or to register, please click on the link below or contact Julia Rhody at (757) 624-3232.

This program has been approved for 6 credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information, visit www.hrci.org.