April 12, 2016 Dinner Presentation
Federal and Delaware State Employment Law Update
Jennifer Jauffret & Lori Brewington
SHRM Competency - Consultation
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC's and HR Certification Credits
5:30 PM - New Member Orientation
Join us on April 12, 2016 at the Christiana Hilton for a dinner presentation by Jennifer Jauffret and Lori Brewington of Richards, Layton and Finger entitled Federal and Delaware State Employment Law Update. This seminar, through the discussion of legal changes and hot topics in the employment and labor area, will provide the knowledge and tips HR Professionals need in order to meet the requirements for the above competencies and knowledge.
This past year the United States Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and some federal courts have issued guidance, proposed changes to current laws, and rulings which may have a profound impact on the management of employees this upcoming year. Additionally, the Delaware legislature has passed laws and issued proposed legislation providing for expanded protection for employees.
Accordingly, this presentation will provide HR practitioners with relevant information, general legal guidance and the necessary tools to alert them to legal changes and up and coming issues in 2016; thereby allowing them to respond appropriately to employees, in the best interest of the organization, and most importantly, in compliance with federal and state laws.
Objective 1. Federal Law Update:
a) U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Proposed Changes to Overtime Laws Impacting Millions of Workers
b) DOL’s Guidance on Broad Joint Employment Liability Under the FLSA
c) EEOC’s Stance on LGBTQ Discrimination
d) New Religious Accommodation Guidance Following the Supreme Court’s Ruling in EEOC v. Ambercrombie & Fitch Stores
e) Improper Classification of Employees as Unpaid Interns Following the Second Circuit’s Ruling in Glatt et al. v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc.
f) EEOC’s Proposed Addition of Pay Data to Annual EEO-1 Reports
g) DOL’s Administrator’s Interpretation on the Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors
h) EEOC Update and Trends FY 2015
Objective 2. Delaware Law Update:
a) New Victim Leave and Anti-Discrimination Law Protecting Employees Who Are Victims of Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence
b) New Law Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession
c) New Law Providing Social Media Protection for Employees
d) Proposed Increase to Minimum Wage
Objective 3. Helpful tips and best practices to decrease employment claims of: (1) improperly classifying employees as independent contractors or interns, (2) failing to pay overtime compensation under the FLSA, (3) LGBTQ and religious discrimination, (4) violating social media protections for employees and (5) failing to provide protection to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.