Balch & Bingham LLP 2017 Labor & Employment Conference

These are tentative agendas and are as accurate as possible.  However, times of certain sessions may change, and speakers may be added or deleted.  We will make every effort to notify you if changes are made.  All optional items are included in each City's respective agenda.

Agenda

For your convenience, our Speakers are noted in the agenda, and have a link to their personal bio. 

You may also find Speaker bios on the "Speakers" tab on the Summary page.   

 

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  • Optional  Optional

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    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    10:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Refreshment Break
     Optional 

  • BIRMINGHAM AGENDA
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    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    7:45 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
     Optional 
    8:15 AM  -  9:00 AM
    From Obama to Trump: What's New and What's Old?
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Roundtable with Plaintiff's Counsel
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Leading Your Business Forward: Creating and Sustaining High Performance Organizations
    Keynote Speaker:
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    The Newest in HR Policies and Practices
     Optional 
    2:10 PM  -  3:10 PM
    Thursday Breakout Sessions - First Session
    A.  Managing Leave and Accommodations under
    the ADA and FMLA
    Dorman Walker
    Douglas B. Kauffman
    B. 

    Animal on Board - Hot Topics in ADA Accommodation Law:  Service Animals, No Nut Policies, Invisible Disabilities

    Christy Crockett White

    C.OSHA Development and Safety IncentivesTashwanda Pinchback Dixon

     Optional 
    3:10 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Refreshment Break
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Thursday Breakout Sessions - Second Session
    A.  Managing Leave and Accommodations under
    the ADA and FMLA
    Dorman Walker
    Douglas B. Kauffman
    B.  Affordable Care Act UpdateR. Pepper Crutcher, Jr.
    C.  NLRB UpdateM. Jefferson Starling, III

     Optional 
     

    Friday, September 29, 2017

    8:00 AM  -  8:25 AM
    Continental Breakfast
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Scary Scenarios with Leased and Contractor Workers
     Optional 
    9:35 AM  -  10:35 AM
    Friday Breakout Sessions
    A.  Teleworking and Other Remote Work ArrangementsDouglas B. Kauffman
    Chelsea Phillips
    B.  Limiting Employee Theft of Trade SecretsAdam Israel
    Ryan Hodinka

     Optional 
    10:35 AM  -  10:50 AM
    Refreshment Break
     Optional 
    10:50 AM  -  11:50 AM
    Conducting and Documenting Employee Investigations
     Optional 
    11:50 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Closing Program
     Optional 

  • BILOXI AGENDA
  •  

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    7:45 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
     Optional 
    8:15 AM  -  9:05 AM
    Cruisin' to Prevent a Bruisin' - Welcome & Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law
     Optional 
    9:05 AM  -  10:00 AM
    People Analytics
    Guest Speaker:
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM
    High Octane Fuel - Refreshment Break
     Optional 
    10:20 AM  -  11:40 AM
    Leading Your Business Forward: Creating and Sustaining High Performance Organizations
    Keynote Speaker:
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  1:10 PM
    Lunch
    Washington: 1028 Miles - Update from the Capital
    Speaker:
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Thursday Breakout Session
    A. 

    What's in Your Tool Box?
    10 Policies You Need to Develop or Update

    Tashwanda Pinchback-Dixon
    B. Dead Man's Curve - Handling Your Most Challenging
    FMLA and FMLA Intermittent Lease Issues 
    David M. Thomas II
    Armin J. Moeller, Jr.
    C.  Put on the Brakes, You've Received a Litigation
    Hold Letter
    Marcus Chatterton
    Alex Khoury

     Optional 
    2:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
    In House Counsel Perspectives: Conducting Effective Investigations
     Optional 
    3:20 PM  -  3:35 PM
    High Octane Fuel - Afternoon Refreshment Break
     Optional 
    3:35 PM  -  4:30 PM
    White Line Fever - Pay Equity:
    How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Compensation Practices and Remedy Potential Issues
    Guest Speaker:
     Optional 
    4:45 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception
     Optional 
     

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    8:00 AM  -  8:25 AM
    Continental Breakfast
     Optional 
    8:25 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Opening Remarks
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:20 AM
    Changing Lanes: ACA Update/4980h Assessments
     Optional 
    9:25 AM  -  10:25 AM
    Friday Breakout Session 1
    A.  Put on the Brakes, You've Received a Litigation Hold LetterMarcus Chatterton
    Alex Khoury
    B. 

    Dead Man's Curve - Handling Your Most Challenging FMLA
    and FMLA Intermittent Leave Issues

    David M. Thomas II
    Armin J. Moeller, Jr.
    C.  Exit 420: Drug TestingChristy Crockett White
    Jennifer Jones Skipper

     Optional 
    10:25 AM  -  10:40 AM
    High Octane Fuel - Refreshment Break
     Optional 
    10:40 AM  -  11:40 AM
    Friday Breakout Session 2
    A.  Non-Competes, Confidential Information, and
    Intellectual Property Issues
    R. Pepper Crutcher, Jr.
    B. 

    Exit 420:  Medical/Legalized Marijuana, Opioid Abuse,
    and Drug Testing

    Christy Crockett White
    Jennifer Jones Skipper
    C.Small Employers' Round TableArmin M. Moeller, Jr.
    Ashley Eley Cannady

     Optional 
    11:40 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Animal on Board - Hot Topics in ADA Accommodation Law:

    Service Animals, No Nut Policies, Invisible Disabilities

     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  12:45 PM
    ROAD ENDS HERE - Closing and Final Door Prizes
     Optional 
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