Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
Welcome and Greeting
Lyle Hanna, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Hanna Resource Group
Legislative HR Update
Kate Shanks, Vice President of Public Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
The Kentucky Chamber represents businesses, small and large, every day at the Capitol. With nearly 100 bills filed and 200 passed during the 2019 General Assembly, it is often difficult to keep up with the many bills and how they could directly impact you. This session will let you know what passed, what didn’t and how it may affect your business’ bottom line.
Update on Significant Legal Decisions (including EEOC)
Cynthia L. Effinger, Senior Lawyer, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC
2018 has continued with the trends of the past years, and there are new regulations on the horizon that all employers should know. We will explore these new cases and regulations and provide an update on how the courts are interpreting the laws. The 2018 decision and rule changes will be discussed in detail, proving and analysis of what employers can expect in the coming year.
Miscellaneous HR Update
Raymond C. Haley III, Partner, Fisher Phillips
In the world of HR, the pace of change continues to accelerate while employers are called upon to respond to the ever-increasing web of legislative changes, regulatory challenges and management concerns. Navigating compliance and risk as well as the substance of these employment rules can be dizzying at times and requires employers to know what is happening right now, not last year. In this seminar, attendees will gain critically important information and practical solutions to some of the most important issues employers in Kentucky currently face. Topics will feature a forward-looking perspective on employment challenges brought on by the latest development in Kentucky and federal law as well as the reestablishment of employment arbitration in Kentucky.
Update on Unemployment Insurance
Steven Clark, Associate Attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Amy Miles, Associate, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Unemployment benefits law continues to be an important area for employers to watch due to recent changes in Kentucky law. This update will bring you up to speed on legislation introduced in the General Assembly and recent court decisions that affect how employers should conduct themselves during unemployment hearings. Additionally, the update will provide answers to frequently asked questions and guidance on steps you can take to ensure your business the best chance for success in the event of an eligibility dispute.
Workers’ Comp Update: Your Problems Solved
David M. Black, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP
This topic will specifically address your workers’ compensation problems, including how to best handle claims from start to finish and how to deal with problem cases. This segment will be tailored to your specific needs because it is highly interactive. With over 20 years of workers’ compensation experience, this speaker has seen it all. A plan to handle your problem case(s)/issues will be addressed.
Update on the Future of Health Care
Douglas L. McSwain, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Sherry P. Porter, Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now 9 years old and has resulted in many changes to the US health care system. In this session, you will get an update on the status of the ACA as well as an overview of where health care is headed and information on trends in the US health care system.
Conducting an In-house Investigation
Jay Inman, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Conducting effective internal investigations of workplace misconduct requires the ability to gather facts in an efficient and fair manner, apply applicable legal principles, and articulate findings and conclusions thoughtfully. This presentation focuses on how to conduct a careful and fully defensible investigation, with examples and lessons learned from recent litigation where investigations made a difference – one way or the other – to help attendees understand best practices and how best to make a difference.
Day One adjourns