Labor and Employment Law Breakfast Briefing

December 13, 2011

By: Andrew D. Bobrek and Colin M. Leonard

Co-Sponsored by Human Resource Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT)

Overview
Bond, Schoeneck & King's Statewide Labor and Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and Immigration Law Practice is pleased to continue its on-going program of providing Senior Executives, General Counsel, and HR Professionals with timely insight and information concerning the ever-shifting landscape in the employment environment. The following topics will offer a review of two areas that concern and currently affect the workplace.

HRCI Recertification Credit: This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute.

Agenda

8 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10 a.m.
Update on New York State Labor Laws Affecting Employers
Presented by Andrew D. Bobrek

Compliance with Wage Theft Prevention Act and Applicable Notice Requirements
- Required Content of Notices
- Timing of Notices
Restrictions on Deductions from Employees' Wages
Reliance on Employee Criminal Convictions and Arrests
Payroll Records Required to be Kept by Employers
Updating Employer Policies and Handbooks to Comply with State Laws

10 - 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Cost Containment Strategies in a Turbulent Economy
Presented by Colin M. Leonard

Modifying Work Time Without Violating State and Federal Laws
Restructuring Benefits Policies to Reduce Costs
Proper Use of Independent Contractors
Reductions in Force
- Selection of Employees to Avoid Lawsuits
- Separation Agreements and Releases
- ERISA and Tax Implications
- WARN Obligations

11:45 a.m. to Noon
Q&A

Presented by Andrew D. Bobrek and Colin M. Leonard