Work in the Time of COVID-19: FAQs for Employers

Join us as we discuss topics including: CBD & Marijuana in the Workplace, an Update on FLSA, Managing Risks in Retirement Plans, the Ethics of Internal Investigations, OFCCP, and Immigration.

NC and GA CLE credit available
1.5 hours of NASBA CPE credit
6 hours of SHRM
HRCI credit pending

CBD Oil and Marijuana: Employment Law Considerations for Employees and Applicants

With the rise in popularity of CBD oil and conflicting laws on the legalization of marijuana, employers have a lot of questions about the effect of these changes on their workforce. This presentation will focus on best practices in hiring, discipline, and drug testing under North Carolina and federal law. We will focus on the legal status of CBD oil and marijuana, and will also discuss employers’ rights when it comes to regulating on-duty and off-duty use by employees.

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Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance Update

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Managing Risks in Retirement Plans and other Hot Topics

Benefit plans are incredibly important in attracting and retaining employees, but they come with inherent liability for the company that sponsors them. This session will review the sources of that liability and discuss practical ways in-house counsel can add value by managing that liability. Counsel will gain a better understanding of the broad legal landscape impacting their company’s benefit plans, be able to identify major sources of liability associated with those plans, and discuss the practical steps they, as in-house counsel, can take to help manage that liability.

Immigration Update: No-Match Letters and ICE I-9 Notices of Inspection

After almost a decade long hiatus, the Social Security Administration has resumed sending employers no-match letters advising the employer that an employee’s name and social security number do not match. Attendees will learn what steps to take and how to respond. Additionally, ICE issued 5,200 Notices of Inspection of employers’ I-9 records within a six month period. We will cover how to prepare for and respond to ICE.

Ethical Issues in Investigations

In-house counsel are called upon to conduct investigations on a variety of topics. Ethical issues often arise, and in-house counsel need to know when to spot them and how to deal with them. This seminar will discuss ethical issues relating to the following:

OFCCP Update

OFCCP issued an unprecedented number of Corporate Scheduling Letters this year. In addition, OFCCP has also issued many new Directives, changing the way audits are to be conducted, and has increased focus on veteran and IWD issues. This portion of the seminar will talk about these hot button issues, and help contractors improve their compliance in the Affirmative Action area.

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