Cleveland SHRM Legal Affairs Conference
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)
Location: Baldwin Wallace University - Strosacker Union, Sandstone #3 Conference Room
Directions: I-71 to Bagley Rd., west to Tressel St., then turn left (south). Turn right into parking lot by the Welcome Center.
Please park in Student / Visitor Parking spaces (No parking pass will be needed since students are on summer break)
Click here for Baldwin Wallace Map
8:00 am-8:30 am: Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 am-8:35 am: Introduction - by CSHRM Legal Affairs Committee & Mini Presentation
by Event Sponsor - Frantz Ward LLP
8:35 am-9:35 am: Workplace Sexual Harassment - Romance in the Workplace and Avoiding Claims of Harassment
Megan Bennett & Christina Niro, Frantz Ward LLP
9:35 am-10:20 am: Stomping Out Violence in the Workplace
Andrew Cleves, Frantz Ward LLP
10:20 am – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am: The Pay Equity Wave Rolls On: What You Need to Know to Stay Afloat
Meredith Shoop, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Moderated Discussion: Perspectives on Employment Law in Today's Tumultuous Work Environment
Moderated by Jazmyn Stover, Seeley Savidge Ebert & Gourash;
Panelist - Komlavi Astou, Cavitch, Familo & Durkin
12:30 pm-1:30 pm: Lunch - in the Colony Room
Lunch generously sponsored by:
This program is being submitted to HRCI and SHRM for 3.5 credit hours
Cleveland SHRM Members $60
Students/Members in Transition: $30
Summary of Presentations:
Workplace Sexual Harassment: Romance in the Workplace and Avoiding Claims of Harassment
This program will discuss how to avoid becoming the next #MeToo headline by ensuring your sexual harassment policy, training and investigations are effective. The program will also discuss workplace romances - lessons to learns and situations to avoid.
Stomping Out Violence in the Workplace
This program will discuss how to best prepare for dealing with workplace violence and will address topics including: developing workplace violence prevention policies;legally screening potential employees; identifying problem situations and risk factors; training techniques and topics; responding to workplace attacks; and minimizing risks when discharging employees.
The Pay Equity Wave Rolls On: What You Need to Know to Stay Afloat
The U.S. Census report released in September 2017 confirmed that a gender pay gap remains an ongoing problem, with women earning 80.5 cents for every dollar men make. For ethnic and other historically marginalized individuals, the gap is even larger. In response, states and cities are adopting pay equity laws at breakneck speed with no signs of this wave subsiding. This session will review the current terrain, while highlighting measures that require equal pay, ensure wage transparency, and restrict salary history inquiries. We will also explain employer compliance measures such as modifying policies, revising applications, changing verification of employment processes, training employees and conducting audits of current pay practices.
Moderated Panel: Perspectives on Employment Law
So far in 2018, we've seen an incredible amount of uncertainty in our society from politics, technology, industry and beyond. HR professionals are seeing it all and coping with new legal requirements, while positioning themselves to handle further shifts in enforcement and regulation at the national, state and local levels. At the same time, we’re struggling to keep current with changing social norms in the workplace. Jazmyn will hosted a moderated discussion with Komlavi to get his keen viewpoint about trends and issues impacting today's changing workforce.
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