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 Export to Your Calendar 9/12/2018
When: Wednesday September 12, 2018
8:00 to 11:00 am
Where: Holland & Knight
131 S. Dearborn Street, 30th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 
United States
Contact: Chicago SHRM Headquarters
(312) 368-0188

Online registration is available until: 9/12/2018
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Legal Forum
Chicago SHRM Members $69 | Non-Members $99


Holland & Knight


Topics to be covered:

  • The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: In Epic Systems the Supreme Court held that it was lawful for an arbitration agreement to include a class action waiver. Does this mean all employers should require their employees to sign arbitration agreements with class waivers? We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of arbitration agreements, whether class waivers can be obtained outside of the arbitration context and whether the use of jury waivers is an option.

  • The impact of the “me too” movement on the corporate culture. We will explore what types of corporate cultures foster harassment and discrimination and what cultures do not. We also will consider how Human Resources professionals should respond to claims of incidents of harassment that occurred many years ago. Finally, we will explore how Human Resources professionals should to current claims of harassment in the age of the “me too” movement.

  • Immigration issues in light of current events. Immigration is front and center in the news. These issues effect employers. We will explore the latest developments on the immigration front and what that means for all employers. We also will explore what to do when ICE shows up at your door and steps employers should be taking to ensure compliance with immigration laws and regulations.

  • Confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions are common in employee handbooks, employment agreements and separation agreements. But overly broad or aggressive provisions can land an employer in hot water with OSHA, the SEC and other regulatory and investigatory agencies. We will offer tips on how to craft this provisions in a lawful manner.