Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Workplace Compliance and Litigation

October 16, 2014

Budgets of federal agencies charged with enforcing employment and labor laws have grown, and employers are the targets.  The plaintiffs’ bar is also not going away any time soon.  Hear directly from local “top cops” of two federal agencies, and join Dykema attorneys to discuss and learn how to navigate current and emerging issues in labor and employment law and employee benefits litigation.

We are pleased to welcome two excellent afternoon panelists:

Gail D. Cober, Director, EEOC Detroit Field Office

Terry A. Morgan, Director, NLRB Region 7

Our entertaining luncheon (included with your registration) features bestselling author and award-winning speaker John U. Bacon, author of Bo’s Lasting Lessons: The Legendary Coach Teaches the Timeless Fundamentals of Leadership


Detroit Athletic Club

241 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 

11:15 a.m. Registration
11:45 a.m.

Lunch Featuring bestselling author John U. Bacon 

"How to Hire Better and Fire Less"

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Program

Plenary Session: "Please Disperse: There's Nothing to See Here"

The Latest in Enforcement Efforts by the EEOC, DOL and NLRB; and How to Avoid Needlessly Costly Battles. Panelists include NLRB Region 7 Director Terry A. Morgan and EEOC Detroit Field Office Director Gail D. Cober.

And your choice of two of the following six breakout sessions:
  • Wage and Hour Compliance, and Common Mistakes Employers Too Often Make
  • How to Mess Up an I-9; and How to Survive an Audit 
  • Chew on This:Digesting the Mandate and Imminent Requirements with the Affordable Care Act in 55 Minutes or Less
  • How to Avoid or Minimize Exposure for Trade Secret Misappropriation and Tortious Interference with Restrictive Covenants in the Hiring Process
  • Fun with ERISA Litigation: Four Top Cases from 2014 and Four Lessons for Plan Sponsors
  • Changes in Life Circumstances: Pregnancy, Caregiving Responsibilities and Aging Workforces
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception


Seminar Pricing 

Individual: $95 per person

Organization: 1st person from the organization, $95; Additional attendees, $65

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