Recently, there have been a slew of changes affecting employers including binding court decisions affecting arbitration and severance agreements, stunning reversals in positions by the NLRB, action by the state concerning the hiring of criminals, recent state commissions case, and the likelihood of legalized marijuana.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
11:30am - 12:30pm
Claudia Orr, Plunkett Cooney
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What’s New, and What to do About It (Practical Advice for Michigan Employers)
presented by: Claudia D. Orr, Attorney, Plunkett Cooney
Recently, there have been a slew of changes affecting employers including binding court decisions affecting arbitration and severance agreements, stunning reversals in positions by the NLRB, action by the state concerning the hiring of criminals, recent sales commissions case, and the likelihood of legalized marijuana. So, what can, and should, an employer do? An experienced employment attorney will discuss the changes and options that should be considered by employers.
Participants will learn the following:
- The pros and cons of arbitration agreements under recent 6th Circuit case, should you use them and, if so, when and how;
- Severance agreements and the tender back rule, are they still useful and, if so, when and how you should use them;
- The state’s position on “the box”, when can and should you seek criminal background information;
- Stunning reversals by the NLRB concerning “concerted activity” and “joint employers”;
- Commissions vs Bonuses, the pros and cons of both and which should be offered by your company; and
- Recreational marijuana and how this likely change in state law should affect your drug testing policy.
HRCI - Submitted for 1.0 General Credit
SHRM - Pre-approved for 1.0 Credit.
Complimentary for Detroit SHRM Members
$25 for Non-Members of Detroit SHRM
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Claudia Orr is a member of Plunkett Cooney’s Detroit office, and one of the firm’s most experienced employment law attorneys. She has the distinction of representing a variety of employers ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to mid-size and even small businesses, including nonprofits. Claudia advises employers on all aspects of employment law and defends their interests when litigation and administrative issues arise. She also regularly serves as an arbitrator and as a mediator in employment law cases. Claudia is on the Board of Directors of Detroit SHRM (for the second time), serving as Secretary, and a long time member of the Legal Affairs Committee.