Managing in the Age of #MeToo: Harassment is nothing new, but the level of publicity and scrutiny being directed at employers over mismanagement of harassment complaints is revolutionizing this area of human resources. Refresh yourself on what constitutes harassment, and the new standards for managing workplace harassment issues in a swift, fair, and effective method.
Conducting Effective Investigations: Hear from our attorneys and others specializing in workplace investigations about the do’s and don’ts of this very important aspect of workforce management and the disciplinary process.
Defending the Workers’ Compensation Case: Workers’ compensation is a tough area, but some of your stress and strain can be alleviated by early intervention and careful documentation. Cassandra Roberts will share the secrets of avoiding and effectively defending comp claims.
Mandatory Arbitration Provisions: Barry Willoughby and several industry leaders will discuss the benefits and challenges of operating under mandatory arbitration procedures. These policies are an effective way to avoid the publicity and cost of litigation—find out why they are becoming more and more common with the country’s largest businesses!
Public Sector Update: As always, we’ll offer an oversight of the major development in public sector law, including key cases before the PERB. There’s never a dull moment in this presentation!
Drugs in the Workplace: While we’ve spent several years talking about medical marijuana, this panel discussion will focus on the opioid epidemic, and how it is impacting Delaware employers. We will address the intersection of employer policies and decision-making with the ever-changing landscape of the ADA and FMLA.