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Spring 2010 Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar in Oklahoma City

Faced with a changing workforce, a changing work environment, and the ever-changing rules and regulations, the road ahead can seem daunting for even the most informed employers.

McAfee & Taft invites you to join us in taking a look at the changes ahead and other issues affecting employers of all sizes and industries at our 2010 Spring Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits Seminar.

Oklahoma City
Wednesday, May 26th
8:30am – Noon
Cox Convention Center
Second Floor East
Downtown Oklahoma City
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This seminar will include the keynote Employment Law Update with the latest information about changes in federal and state laws, policies and regulations that affect Oklahoma employers. The seminar also features several breakout sessions to choose from.

Breakout Session #1

Document Retention
This session will cover the different forms, files and documents — from government agency forms to personnel files and employee evaluations — employers must keep or should keep, as well as information storage and document destruction.
Presenters: Nathan Whatley, Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston

Independent Contractor Issues
With employee classification under increased scrutiny from the federal and state governments, understanding the impact of worker classification has never been more important. This session will cover government actions, as well as how to determine proper classification and the benefits issues and legal consequences of misclassifying workers.
Presenters: Dudley Hyde, Tony Puckett, Alison McCalla Patel

Breakout Session #2

Remote Employees: Issues Related to Employees Working Outside the Workplace
This session will cover the hurdles and potential pitfalls employers may encounter when their employees work remotely, including wage and hour, Title VII, ADA and workers’ compensation issues, as well as employee responsibilities and employer obligations.
Presenters: Natalie Ramsey, Josh Solberg

Health Plans and the New Laws
This session with cover the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act and how the law affects health plans, as well as a timeline of changes employers can expect and the health care reform challenges in tracking your health plan expenses.
Presenters: John Papahronis, Jim Prince
Guest Presenter: Teah Corley of PremierSource

Breakout Session #3

How to Terminate Legally
From pre-issue planning to communicating a termination and handling any subsequent disputes, this session will cover the legal issues employers face when planning for and dealing with terminations as well as recent wrongful termination claims of interest.
Presenters: Paul Ross, Lauren Barghols Hanna

Electronic Delivery of Benefits-Related Documents: Cheaper, Faster, Riskier?
For HR professionals responsible for the administration of a 401(k) plan, this session will cover what a 401(k) plan administrator must do to effectively deliver required communications through e-mail or a website and when it is necessary to obtain participant consent to the electronic delivery of benefits-related documents.
Presenters: Bill Freudenrich, Brandon Long


Registration is now closed for this seminar.


This program has been approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2.75 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at http://www.hrci.org/.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.