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WorkSmarts Half-Day Seminar

Spring Into Action

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 12:30 - 4:00pm

(All times are Central Daylight Time)


12:30 - 1:30pm

The Swinging Pendulum: The Timing of Anticipated Changes at the NLRB Under the Biden Administration
Our presenters will discuss changes that have already occurred and other changes that are anticipated at the National Labor Relations Board in President Biden’s first year, specific areas of traditional labor law that may be impacted by the anticipated changes, and actions that employers can take right now to be prepared for those changes.

Matt Morrison and Paul Satterwhite

1:45 - 2:45pm

A Must-Do Spring Cleaning Project: Updating Your Leave Management Policies and Practices
For years, employers have had to navigate the “Bermuda Triangle” when trying to manage leaves under the ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation laws.  Now, leave management is even more challenging with the addition of COVID-related leave laws, the proliferation of state sick leave laws, and the passage of numerous specialty leave laws at the state level (e.g., leaves for domestic violence, organ donation, pregnancy, and many others).  Perhaps it’s time to put a new shine on your leave policies and practices.  Join us for some spring cleaning tips on best practices for leave management, takeaways from recent court cases on leaves, and legal considerations for complying with and integrating overlapping leave laws.

Ruthie White and Sue Willman

3:00 - 4:00pm

OFCCP: The Times They Are-A-Changin’
Join Fred Johnson and Elizabeth Wente for a discussion about what employers should expect from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs under President Biden’s administration and specifically under the leadership of Jenny Yang, who formerly served as the EEOC Chair for President Obama’s administration.  We will discuss not only how changes in the OFCCP will impact federal contractors and subcontractors but also how those changes could potentially influence changes that non-federal contractor employers may see as well. (Hint: We think pay equity will be a significant part of the conversation!)

Fred Johnson and Elizabeth Wente

Topics and speakers are subject to change. Space for programs is limited.


HRCI and SHRM credits will be available for each program. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been approved in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Credits are still pending in Texas. CLE credit application and approval processes vary per state and may not be available after certain state deadlines. Please email if you have questions.

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