Tech Valley Labor & Employment Law Academy: Difficult Discipline & Termination Scenarios / Health Care Reform Update (11/17/10)

May 14, 2010

Academy Overview

In today's workplace, it is imperative to understand the far-reaching effects of employment laws and regulations that impact each and every business. Failure to do so may result in significant administrative fines or costly legal judgments.

The Academy program is your one-stop solution. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive review of employment laws -- from screening and hiring, to wage and hour issues, to performance management and terminations.

Presented by recognized leaders in employment law and human resources, the Academy will focus on practical workplace applications that will prepare you to deal with the real-life issues you face every day.

Program Agenda

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

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
How to Handle Difficult Discipline and Termination Scenarios
John M. Bagyi, Esq., SPHR

Disciplining or terminating an employee is never easy, but when an employee discloses her disability immediately after you place her on a performance improvement plan or announces her pregnancy the day before you planned to terminate her, things get a whole lot more challenging. This presentation will tackle these and other difficult scenarios and provide you with practical advice on how to both prepare and respond to them.

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Health Care Reform Update -- What Employers Need to Know Now!
Carol A. Rappaport, CLU, ChFC, CLTC
President/Employee Benefit Specialist
The Capital Region Strategic Employee Benefit Services, LLC

With new information regarding the recently enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act streaming in from so many sources, it can be difficult for employers to navigate. This presentation will provide an update on the complicated new law as it affects employers. We will focus on helping employers understand the implementation timeline and how it will impact how they provide and report the health insurance benefits to their employees.