Legal Affairs Conference
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When: 5/31/2018
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Baldwin Wallace University
Strosacker Union, Sandstone #3 Conference Room
115 Tressel St
Berea, Ohio  44017
United States
Contact: Pam Smith

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Cleveland SHRM Legal Affairs Conference

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Breakfast & Lunch provided)

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

Guests/Nonmembers: $80
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.


Cleveland SHRM is committed to the full inclusion of all its members. As part of this commitment starting January 2017, CSHRM will make every attempt to ensure that all members with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate to the highest degree possible in all CSHRM activities. Accommodations will be provided to CSHRM members through collaborative efforts with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, local non-profits, and other community organizations to acquire accommodations that are being provided to CSHRM members.

To request an accommodation for a workshop or CSHRM activity, please contact the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator below.

Katti Sorboro
Text: 330.990.3046