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    May Half Day Legislative Conference - Registration Closed

    Date: May 11, 2016, 7:30am – 1:00pm
    Hosted at: Hilton Garden Inn Akron
    1307 E. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44305
    P: 330-733-2900
    $69 Members, $79 Non-Members, $39 Students, $49 Members-in-transition
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    May Legislative Half Day Conference

    Breakfast: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Legislation-Katie Basch

    Katie, an Akron native, focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment, commercial litigation, healthcare reform, and various aspects of health law. As part of a family that owns and operates a business, she understands the challenges employers face on a daily basis. Therefore, Katie approaches each client’s issue with a problem-solving and solution-driven perspective to help clients accomplish their goals and provide a solution, not just an answer. 



    Session 2: Employment Law Updates for Ohio - Jon Hyman

    Jon Hyman is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group at Cleveland's Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis. He provides proactive legal solutions to businesses’ workplace problems. He authors the nationally recognized and multiple award winning Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, in addition to two books, Think Before You Click, and The Employer Bill of Rights. Jon offers his insight as a member of Workforce Magazine’s editorial advisory board and the Ohio Chamber of Commerce’s Employment Law Committee. He also pens a monthly column in Workforce Magazine, and is one its website's featured bloggers. Most recently, John Stossel featured Jon on an episode of his Fox Business television show. Finally, Jon appeared on a November 1999 episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but, sadly, lacked the fastest fingers.

    2106 is turning into quite a busy year in Columbus for employment-law issues. The biggie is the Employment Law Uniformity Act, which would bring long-needed reforms to Ohio's employment discrimination statute. But, that's not the only reform on the legislative table. There is also medical marijuana (in which legislation competes with two different ballot initiatives), pregnancy accommodations, and LGBT protections. What does it all (potentially) mean for employers? This session will help you sort it all out.

    Session 3: Senator Bill Seitz (R-District 8) will discuss S.B. 268

    Senator Bill Seitz, via video, will discuss S.B. 268, which will overhaul Ohio's employment discrimination statutory framework. A copy of the bill can be found here. Among other provisions, the bill will eliminate supervisor liability, create a universal one-year statute of limitations, establishes statutory affirmative defenses, and create damages caps. If passed, the bill will simplify Ohio's patchwork statutory discrimination framework and will harmonize Ohio law with federal employment law.



    Lunch: Current Trends in Marijuana Legislation - Karen Pierce

    Recognizing the need to manage risks associated with substance abuse isn't new for most companies.  But keeping current with new risks - marijuana legalization, prescription drug abuse, our country's heroin epidemic, and the increasing number of applicants and employees who are failing drug tests can be a challenge.   Karen Pierce, Managing Director of Policy Development and Training for Working Partners will explore these new trends and share information about how companies can best respond.



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