February 23, 2007
Labor & employment symposium for nonprofits
The Columbus Bar is offering a seminar designed specifically for attorneys and nonprofit organizations that aims to help nonprofit executive directors, board members, office managers, human resources managers and legal personnel understand how some of the latest labor and employment developments impact their policies and personnel practices. Included will be the exploration of Ohio’s new constitutional amendments concerning smoking, the minimum wage and employee access to payroll records.
“Ohio Nonprofit Labor and Employment Law Update: Spring Cleaning Your Employment Policies and Practices” will be presented on Tuesday, March 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. offering 5.5 hours of CLE credit.
“Non-profit agency directors and office managers will want to make every effort to attend this seminar,” said and Employment committee chair Rob Edmund, organizer of the event. “The speakers are tops in their field, and the topics are both relevant and timely,”
Featured in the morning will be a session on “Cleaning Up Your Handbook” with Jonathan J. Downes of Downes Hurst & Fishel since new legal developments require the addition of some new policies and updating of former guidelines to handbooks. In addition, David T. Ball of Schottenstein Zox & Dunn will discuss Ohio’s new minimum wage constitutional amendment and statute and the consideration of possible pending federal changes regarding wages. A discussion of problem cases with regard to the latest techniques for preventing and addressing harassment and hostile work environment claims in the workplace will be covered by Donald M. Collins of Lane Alton & Horst.
In the afternoon, Jill S. Kirila of Squire Sanders & Dempsey investigates the topic of avoiding employee-related liability. Also, Priscilla J. Hapner will explore the subject of record-keeping compliance including self-auditing to determine if legally required documentation is being maintained without burying the organization in paper and file cabinets. Finally, Christopher Hogan of Moots Carter & Hogan will discuss individual liability for employment decisions on the part of board of directors members and how to insulate them from individual liability for employment decisions.
Register online at www.cbalaw.org or phone 614/221.4112 for event # 3669. The cost is $150 prepaid/$160 day of for members, $175 prepaid/$185 day of for non-members.