Butzel Long hosts 21st Annual Labor and Employment Law Forum on October 3

Thursday, September 18, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Seminar focuses on employment law challenges in our global economy

DETROIT, Mich. – In today's global 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 21st annual Labor and Employment Law Forum on Friday, October 3, 2008 at The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Boulevard in Dearborn.

Attorneys from Butzel Long's Labor and Employment Law Practice 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 $175 registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, reception and seminar materials.

The seminar kicks off with an Update on New Developments and Trends including a discussion of some of the important decisions and developments in labor and employment law during the past year. Next, there will be presentation on Workplace Investigations. A panel discussion will consider the do's and don'ts of how to properly conduct an investigation, who to speak with, and how to respond.

In addition to the general session, the forum 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:

  • Advanced FMLA and ADA Issues
  • Putting Your Retirement Plan on Autopilot
  • The ICE Man Cometh
  • The Problem Employee
  • An Overview of the FMLA
  • An Introduction to Labor and Employment Statutes
  • Things Every Employer Should Do and Things Every Employer Should Avoid
  • RIFs, Layoffs, and Shutdowns
  • Como ESTA, E Verify, and Other Hot Immigration Topics
  • The Public Sector Employer
  • Have It Your Way: Using Flexible Scheduling Arrangements to Benefit the Workplace
  • Non-Competition, Restrictive Covenants, and Trade Secret Law – Protecting Your Company's Most Valuable Assets
  • Overtime Pay Compliance
  • An Employer's Guide to Addressing Technology Issues
  • A New Dawn for Union Organizing and Labor Law Reform?
The luncheon speaker is Greg Risberg who will discuss, "How to Stay Energized in a Changing World."

Register online at www.butzel.com. For inquiries, call Sherry Beaupré at Butzel Long at (313) 983-7415.

About Butzel Long

Butzel Long was established in 1854 and is headquartered in Detroit. Butzel Long is one of America's leading law firms, with 240 attorneys and offices in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Holland, Michigan, New York City, Washington, D.C., Boca Raton and Palm Beach, Florida, as well as Alliance offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Mexico City and Monterrey. The firm represents clients from diverse industries on a regional, national and multi-national level and is the sole Michigan 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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