"HR Master Class: Hot Topics"
Join us for an interactive round table discussion on today’s HR Hot Topics! We will discuss Immigration, Healthcare, FLSA, LGBTQ Rights, Harassment and more!
Today’s rapidly evolving world of work requires insight and agility to deliver timely and sustainable results. This will be a thought provoking discussion with some of our region’s top subject matter experts and thought leaders about the Hot Topics of HR.
Immigration: Chris Allen will discuss the current state of President Trump’s various Executive Orders on immigration. What are the anticipated future Executive Orders on immigration and significant proposed changes to the immigration laws by Congress? He’ll talk about what you should do to protect your lawful employees affected by the President’s Executive Orders and other, recent changes in immigration law and procedure affecting HR professionals.
FLSA: Claudia Orr will discuss the current state of the law of the 2016 Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and anticipated results of court challenges. She’ll also address the current state of the law of LGBTQ rights, including protection, if any, against discrimination in the workplace, and bathroom laws targeting transgender individuals.
Healthcare Reform: Rita McCaskill will provide an update which will cover the following:
- Brief Affordable Care Act (ACA) facts – the mission, the accomplishments and the problems
- Likely employer response to various repeals of the ACA – survey data from WTW’s 2017 Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey
- Highlights of key Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) provisions targeted for repeal and replacement by the American Health Care Act (aka TrumpCare)
- Observations about the legislative agenda and calendar
Harassment (Other Than Sexual Harassment): Karen Piper’s presentation will cover the current state of the law regarding harassment based on: Race/color, National origin, Religion, Pregnancy, Age, Disability, Genetic information.
This session will provide you with actionable takeaways on current HR issues that directly affect your organization's policies, procedures and practices.
Christian S. Allen, Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright
Rita D. McCaskill, CEBS, Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Claudia D. Orr, Attorney, Plunkett Cooney
Karen L. Piper, Attorney, Bodman PLC
5:00 – 5:40 PM Networking, Registration
5:40 – 6:15 PM Dinner & Announcements
6:15 – 8:15 PM Speaker Presentations with Panel Q & A
HRCI - Approved for 2.0 General Credits
SHRM - Pre-approved for 2.0 Credits
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES (through March 16th):
Detroit SHRM Professional Members - $47.50
Detroit SHRM Student Members - $35
Non-Members - $77.50
REGISTRATION FEES (after March 16th):
Detroit SHRM Professional Members - $60
Detroit SHRM Student Members - $47.50
Non-Members - $90
Cancellations must be received in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 16th. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received after this date; however, substitutions for another person to attend in your place are gladly accepted (please note that members substituting a non-member may result in a higher registration fee).
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Christian S. Allen, Dickinson Wright
Christian focuses exclusively on immigration law and procedure. Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, he founded and managed his own successful immigration private practice specializing in corporate immigration law.
Rita D. McCaskill, Willis Towers Watson
Rita is a senior consultant in health and benefits practice, she is also the Midwest Region Leader for Willis Towers Watson. With over 26 years of experience, Rita provides consulting to clients on health and welfare benefit strategy.
Claudia D. Orr, Plunkett Cooney
Claudia focuses her practice primarily in labor and employment law. She represents employers/management teams on a wide variety of employment/labor issues including discipline/discharge, ADA, FMLA, Worker’s compensation, and more. She also has an ever-growing practice in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Karen L. Piper, Bodman PLC
Karen has represented and counseled employers for over 35 years on various workplace issues including hiring and selection, discipline and discharge, performance evaluations, harassment, and many more. She is also a frequent speaker on workplace law issues.