FBT 2017 Labor and Employment Seminar
In a constantly changing and competitive economy, employers are faced with frequent labor and employment concerns that require knowledgeable guidance. Understanding and preparing for the issues affecting the workplace can make a difference in the health of any organization. FBT’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, a team made up of nearly 60 attorneys across the firm’s footprint, places an emphasis on training clients on issues that are very important to their businesses. Through articles, webinars and special programs and events, our L&E attorneys present the latest information and trends on topics such as immigration policies, workplace safety concerns and employee discrimination, as well as updates to laws governing the rights and duties between employers and workers, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Joanne Wissman Glass, a member of the L&E team in Cincinnati, spearheads many of the events put on by the group, including webinars, in-person seminars and other special programs. Joanne represents employers in all phases of workers’ compensation matters, including administrative hearings before all levels of the Ohio Industrial Commission and Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims, as well as judicial matters in both Ohio and Kentucky state courts. Her practice, however, is not only devoted to defending companies, but also to developing sound litigation-prevention strategies for her clients through advice, counsel and in-house training programs. Joanne’s extensive involvement and commitment to creating training opportunities over the past several years have been key to the successful implementation of FBT’s client-focused L&E events, including the annual Labor & Employment Seminar Series in Greater Cincinnati. The series, which is free to the attendees and usually accompanied by CLE and/or HR credits, is held in Cincinnati, West Chester and Florence, Kentucky, in the first few months of the year. The 2017 seminars were held in Cincinnati on February 23, Florence on March 30 and West Chester on April 27. Each of the seminars covered topics such as:
- FMLA/ADA Update
- Capturing Non-Exempt Time
- Legal Traps of Telecommuting
- Navigating Transgender Issues in the Workplace
- OSHA Update/Immigration (The New I-9)
- Workplace Investigation Best Practices
- The NLRB under Trump
More than 200 attendees participated in the 2017 seminar series. Among them were human resource personnel and other professionals representing a range of industries, including banking, education, health care, manufacturing and retail.