Butzel Long hosts 25th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum November 8, 2012 in Dearborn



DETROIT, Mich. – Employers are challenged daily to keep up with laws and issues that impact the workplace. Butzel Long will offer discussion and strategies for human resources managers, business owners, in-house attorneys, and anyone involved in human resources or employment matters during the firm’s 25th Annual Labor, Employment, and Immigration Law Forum on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at The Dearborn Inn at 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.

Attorneys from Butzel Long’s Labor, Employment, Benefits, and Immigration Law practice groups will offer timely information on a wide variety of issues during this one-day seminar which begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference runs from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The $200 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, reception, and seminar materials. This program is pending approval for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). 

“We pack a lot of information into our one-day seminar,” said Daniel B. Tukel, Chair of Butzel Long’s Labor and Employment Law Department. “Our objective is to provide attendees with practical information that will help them day-to-day at work.”

The program begins with an update on new developments and trends, followed by a session on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) developments with a presentation by Gail Cober, Director of the EEOC’s Detroit Field Office, and a panel discussion by Butzel Long attorneys. In addition to the general sessions, the Butzel Long seminar features 15 breakout workshop sessions focusing on issues faced by most employers. Participants can customize this part of the seminar by selecting three of the 15 workshops offered. 

Workshop session topics include:

  • An Overview of Immigration Law
  • How the NLRB Affects Your Non-Union Workforce
  • Ten Things Every Employer Should Know
  • Effective Discipline and Discharge: How to Do It Right
  • The ADA Going Forward
  • Immigration Compliance and Enforcement Issues
  • Health Care Reform: Is Your Health Plan Compliant and Are You Prepared for 2013 and Beyond?
  • Religious Accommodations
  • A Map of the Minefields in Wage and Hour Compliance
  • The Technological Workplace
  • United States Custom and Border Protection – A Day in the Life
  • Noncompetes in the Electronic Workplace: Solicitation in the Age of
    Social Media
  • OFCCP Compliance and Affirmative Action Plans
  • The FMLA on Steroids: Addressing and Curbing Abuse
  • Violence in the Workplace

The featured luncheon speaker is John U. Bacon, writer, public speaker and college instructor. The title of his presentation is, “Solving People Problems – Before, During, and After They Exist.” Mr. Bacon is the author of numerous books including, “Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football.”

About Butzel Long

Established in 1854, Butzel Long is a leading law firm with 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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Media Contact: Maribeth Farkas at Caponigro Public Relations Inc.,
(248) 353-3030, ext. 2114.

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