Butzel Long hosts 23rd Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum November 12 in Dearborn



DETROIT, Mich. – In today’s economy, employers are confronted with a wide variety of labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration issues. Butzel Long will offer discussion and strategies for human resources managers, business owners, in-house attorneys, and anyone involved in human resources or employment issues during the firm’s 23rd Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Friday, November 12, 2010 at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.

Attorneys from Butzel Long’s Labor, Employment, Benefits, and Immigration Law areas will offer timely information on a broad range of issues during this one-day seminar which begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The $145 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, reception, and seminar materials. This program has been pre-approved for 4.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). New York CLE credit is also available.

The program kicks off with an update on new labor and employment developments and trends followed by a panel discussion on today’s workplace.

In addition to the general session, the forum features 13 breakout workshop sessions focusing on issues faced by most employers. Participants can customize this part of the seminar by selecting three of the 13 workshops offered.

Workshop session topics include:

  • Recent Developments in Immigration Law
  • Federal Labor Law and the Non-Unionized Employer: What You Need to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Wage and Hour: The Department of Labor’s (DOL) New Enforcement Initiatives and Common Employer Mistakes to Avoid
  • Employee or Independent Contractor? Proper Classifications and New Enforcement Programs
  • Immigration: Workplace Enforcement
  • Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements
  • The Multicultural Workplace: Employers’ Obligations to Accommodate Religious and Cultural Practices in the Workplace
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Adapting to the Latest Regulations and Curbing Abuses
  • Employment-Sponsored Permanent Resident Status (Green Card)
  • Practical Guidance on Addressing “Real Life” Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), FMLA and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Issues
  • Technology in the Workplace: Issues and Strategies
  • Hot Topics in Employee Benefits, Including the Latest on Health Care Reform
  • Employee Meltdowns: How to Prevent Them and What to Do When the Employee Jumps Off the Plane

Seminar participants are invited to lunch with a “Meet the Attorney” session that includes opportunities for additional directed questions/discussions of the various workshop issues and other items of interest.

Register online at www.butzel.com/labor2010/. For inquiries, call Kristi Kauffman at Butzel Long at (313) 983-7486.

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms. With 170 attorneys, it has offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing and Ann Arbor, Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C., as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm is also a member of the Washington D.C. law firm, Butzel Long Tighe Patton. Butzel Long represents clients from diverse industries on regional, national, and multi-national levels and is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms. Visit the Butzel Long website at www.butzel.com.

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