2020 UPPER MIDWEST EMPLOYMENT LAW INSTITUTE WEBCAST SERIES
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2020 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute Webcast Series

In October, join us for a series of 8 webcast programs from Minnesota CLE’s 2020 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute! All original programs, these webcasts are presented by Employment Law Institute faculty and cover a wide range of critical labor and employment topics.

Times listed are Central Time.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Where Employment Law and Benefits Law Meet – Answers to Common Questions Stemming from Leaves, Termination of Employees with Disabilities, and Employment Agreements
This presentation will be a survey of those gray areas where employment lawyers meet benefits lawyers. From the perspective of an outside employment lawyer and an inside benefits lawyer, we will work through a number of gray-zone issues in the following common topic areas:

  • How leaves and benefits work together – what’s required by law, what’s typical practice;
  • Disability and termination of employment – what discharge does to an employee’s health coverage, retirement benefits, disability benefits and accrued vacation;
  • Severance agreements for departing employees and employment agreements for new hires – avoiding 409A pitfalls; and
  • ERISA-mandated employee communications

– Melissa Muro LaMere; Maslon LLP
– Bob Seng; Medtronic Inc.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Cybersecurity Tips for You, Your Law Firm or Your Company – Ways to Guard Against Theft, Hacking, Phishing, Ransomware and More!
One of the nation’s leading data forensic experts provides practical guidance for limiting the possibility of data disasters for you, your company or your firm. Don’t miss this entertaining and valuable session.
– Mark Lanterman; Computer Forensic Services LLC


Tuesday, October 6, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Retention of Personnel Records: Best Practices to Decrease Your Company’s Risks – Policies, Procedures, Technology
Most of your clients probably have a process in place for managing retention of certain personnel records. But do they have an effective retention policy and procedure? This presentation describes how to set up a proactive and practical approach to document retention and destruction that can go a long way to decrease risk and save your client money. Topics will include: 

  • why proper record retention matters; 
  • auto-destruct policies; 
  • electronic records retention; 
  • supervisor files; 
  • litigation holds and preservation obligations when placed on notice of an employment claim; 
  • and more

– Teresa M. Thompson; Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Conducting Financial and Criminal Background Checks – Applicant Rights and Employer Best Practices
In this presentation, experienced plaintiff’s attorney Michelle Drake outlines the relevant legal framework and provides tips and checklists to aid in compliance with state and federal laws about who may procure a financial and/or criminal background check, under what circumstances, and the manner in which an employer may use the information it obtains.
– E. Michelle Drake; Berger Montague


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Workplace Requirements When Your Business Is a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor – What Employers Need to Know About Affirmative Action Plans, Drug-Free Workplaces, Business Ethics Codes, and More!
A foundational presentation designed for attorneys and HR professionals new to this topic – as well as those seeking to refresh their knowledge. Current OFCCP practices and recent developments will be highlighted.
– David J. Goldstein; Littler Mendelson P.C.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Reasonable Accommodation or Undue Hardship?
When does a workplace accommodation become an undue hardship, and how do you analyze and decide?
– Michael J. Moberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.
– Laurie A. Vasichek, Attorney at Law


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Drafting and Updating Your Paid and Unpaid Leave Policies – In an Era of Overlapping Laws Governing Leave, Including the FMLA, ADA, and State and Local Laws 
Nearly every employer offers some form of paid leave (e.g., sick time, vacation, or PTO) to its workers. But how do these policies interact with an employer’s obligation to provide unpaid leave under federal and state law? This presentation will help you evaluate whether you need to adopt paid or unpaid leave policies and which of your current policies need to be updated. This presentation will also include a critical examination of eligibility, accrual, usage, and payout under your paid leave policies and how they interact with your legal obligations to provide unpaid leave.
– Grant T. Collins; Felhaber Larson
– Penelope J. Phillips; Felhaber Larson


Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Authorization to Work and Business Immigration 101 – Answers to 11 Common Questions from Employment Lawyers and HR
Immigration is all over the news but how is it impacting the day-to-day needs of employers who want to hire or employ immigrants? This presentation will guide you through the basics of current business immigration law to answer the following questions:

  • Under what circumstances can an employer apply for a work visa for an immigrant that the employer wishes to hire? 
  • When can an employer ask for documentation that a person is authorized to work in the United States? 
  • What documentation suffices? 
  • What does an employer need to do to ensure that its practices comply with current immigration law? 
  • What should an employer do if there is a government request for information?
  • And more!

– Mariela R. Benitez; Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP
– Piyumi M. Samaratunga; Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP

$295

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Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

This package provides 8.0 total CLE credits. Credits should be reported individually for each webcast attended, not the package as a whole.

Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for the standard, ethics, and elimination of bias CLE credits as listed below. Application has been made to the Minnesota State Bar Association for any "specialist" credits and to the Supreme Court ADR Program for any continuing education in ADR credits.

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Where Employment Law and Benefits Law Meet
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Cybersecurity Tips for You, Your Law Firm or Your Company
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Retention of Personnel Records
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Conducting Financial and Criminal Background
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Workplace Requirements When Your Business is a Federal Contractor or Subcontractor
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Reasonable Accommodation or Undue Hardship?
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Drafting and Updating Your Paid and Unpaid Leave Policies
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

Authorization to Work and Business Immigration 101
1.0 standard CLE credit
1.0 hour labor and employment law specialist
1.0 hour HRCI credit
1.0 hour SHRM credit

STANDARD PRICE
$295.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
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