Hospitality Employers Seminar

Chicago, IL
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Hospitality Employers Seminar 
Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Labor and Employment Laws Impacting Your Operations
Thursday, September 24, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)

Faegre Baker Daniels
311 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60606
All times CDT

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Practical Guidance on Managing Difficult Employees (and Avoiding Lawsuits!)
Managing difficult employees presents a wide range of challenges, and depending how those challenges are met, can also lead to a wide range of lawsuits. This session will provide guidance on best practices for managing difficult employees and minimizing potential liabilities by handling employee complaints properly, ensuring proper documentation, and when necessary, imposing discipline, while still maintaining sensitivity toward employees and managing them consistently and fairly. 

9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Did I Mention I Have a Medical Condition? Responding to FMLA/ADA Issues Raised During the Disciplinary Process  
How many times have you made the decision to discipline or terminate an employee, only to have that employee tell you during the disciplinary meeting (for the first time) that their performance or behavioral issues are the result of a medical condition, a family situation requiring leave or some other circumstance that would afford them protections under the FMLA and/or the ADA? This session will help you effectively navigate through the disciplinary process and avoid the potential landmines of liability that can arise from mishandling these types of 11th-hour accommodation and leave requests.

9:50 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Wage & Hour Issues: Compliance in 2015 and Beyond 

Wage and hour claims against hospitality employers are on the rise, and the industry is a popular target of many local plaintiffs-side attorneys. The intricate and often-confusing requirements of the laws, rules and regulations in this area create daunting compliance challenges and leave little room for error. This session will discuss some of the practical strategies and tactics that you can implement to stay ahead of the curve, ensure wage and hour compliance in your properties, and minimize your risk of liability, with special emphasis on compliance related to tip credits, tip pooling and complex overtime issues.

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Building and Maintaining an Effective HR Team


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