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 Export to Your Calendar 10/23/2019
When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: WSU Tech
4004 N Webb Rd
Wichita, Kansas  67226
United States
Contact: Christine Groeneveld


Online registration is available until: 10/23/2019
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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

7:30   Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:00   Welcome and Opening Remarks - Patrick Salmans, Wichita SHRM President

8:15   The State of the Law: LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom – Teresa Shulda, Foulston Siefkin

9:00   Sponsor

9:05   Break

9:15   Breakout Session 1

            When Worlds Collide: Strategies for Work Comp, ADA, and FMLA Compliance – Teresa Shulda, Foulston Siefkin

            Lessons Learned from the “ME TOO” Movement – Terry Mann, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer

            Employment Agencies-Update for HR – Trinidad Galdean, Galdean Law

10:00  Break

10:15  Breakout Session 2

            Immigration 101 – Don Berner, Foulston Siefkin

            Managing New Mothers and Mothers- to- Be in the Workplace– Gaye Tibbets, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

            The Current Wage & Hour Landscape – Jon Newman, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

11:00  Break

11:10  Sponsor

11:15  Know Your Place:An Employer’s Role in Workplace Violence – Michelle Witte, Martin Pringle

12:00  Lunch

12:30  Utilizing Third Party Information for Employment Decisions – Forrest Rhodes – Foulston Siefkin

1:15    Break

1:25    Sponsor

1:30    KEYNOTE SPEAKER – HONORABLE DELIA GARCIA, KS SECRETARY OF LABOR

2:30    Break

2:45    Group Health Plans:  Making Sense of the Legal Framework – Steven Smith, Hinkle Law

4:15    Closing Remarks – Patrick Salmans, Wichita SHRM President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPIC SUMMARY

 

The State of the Law: LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom – Teresa Shulda, Foulston Siefkin

In this session we'll start with the evolution of Title VII and sex discrimination since its roots in 1964, diving into what “sex discrimination” has meant in the decades since the passage of Title VII.  We’ll go on to discuss the current events involving how some courts are interpreting Title VII to protect LGBTQ employees under the umbrella of “sex discrimination.”  Finally, we’ll discuss the interplay between religious freedoms and the expansion of LGBTQ rights in the employment context.

 

When Worlds Collide: Strategies for Work Comp, ADA, and FMLA Compliance – Teresa Shulda, Foulston Siefkin

As much as we try to prevent them, workplace injuries happen. And when they do, legal obligations under multiple laws may come into play. In this interactive, case-study-based session, you'll learn the ins and outs of the work comp system and strategies for dealing with injured workers without running afoul of the ADA, FMLA, or retaliation law.

 

Lessons Learned from the “ME TOO” Movement – Terry Mann, Martin, Pringle, Oliver, Wallace & Bauer

The “Me Too” movement has raised issues regarding sexual harassment in the workplace, and employers have had to develop strategies for addressing complaints that are stale, complaints that involve high-ranking employees or non-employees, and how to provide training to ensure a harassment-free workplace and compliance with company policies.   New challenges await, including combating the reluctance of male managers to hire and mentor women. 

 

Employment Agencies – Update for HR - Trinidad Galdean, Galdean Law

The reality of employment law is that it can be multifaceted, complex and difficult to understand. It requires Human Resource Professionals to be on top of ever-changing state and federal employment agency trends and employment laws. This year’s presentation will address relevant employment agencies and highlight current hot topics that developed in 2019 and are on the horizon in 2020.

 

Immigration 101 - Don Berner, Foulston Siefkin

This session will cover various immigration topics relevant to employers including work authorization and obtaining various visas providing work authorization.

 

Managing New Mothers and Mothers- to- Be in the Workplace– Gaye Tibbets, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

New parenting is a joyous but stressful time in a family’s life. State and federal laws help protect moms who give birth and return to the workplace, or who are expecting, or who are trying to get pregnant or who are out on maternity leave. Learn how to comply and help your employees through these transitions.

 

The Current Wage & Hour Landscape – Jon Newman, Hite, Fanning & Honeyman

This topic will discuss the FLSA, KWPA and current wage and hour issues. 

 

Know Your Place: An Employer’s Role in Workplace Violence – Michelle Witte, Martin Pringle

Employers are legally and ethically obligated to provide a safe work environment free from threats and violence. Knowing when and how to act in these situations can be difficult. Together, we will explore the employer’s legal obligations and the potential legal consequences of an employer’s failure to act.

 

Utilizing Third Party Information for Employment Decisions – Forrest Rhodes – Foulston Siefkin

In this session we’ll cover a variety of issues that can arise when using information obtained from third-parties, including criminal background checks and related “ban the box” implications, and drug testing (recognizing the sometimes blurry line between legal and illegal drugs).  We’ll touch on the legal issues, as well as practical risks, associated with each of these general areas.

Group Health Plans:  Making Sense of the Legal Framework – Steven Smith, Hinkle Law

Gain a better understanding why group health plans are set up in certain ways and how to stay compliant with legal requirements. When the cost of health care is paid or reimbursed by an employer, a group health plan probably exists, and the employer will normally be subject to a long list of legal requirements. This program will help you to understand the types of arrangements that can constitute a group health plan and will explain and walk through the many different legal requirements that can apply to a group health plan. It will help you to understand why your group health plans are set up in the way they are and to know the questions you may need to ask to determine if your plans are in compliance with these legal requirements. 

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