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Have Your Policies Been Trumped? How the Current Political Climate May Impact Your Workforce

The political climate can have significant impact on how employers operate, and the past several years have shown just how far the pendulum can swing. Under the Obama administration, there were a number of employment decisions that had great impact on employers, including National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) activism regarding employer handbook policies and new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations raising the salary threshold to qualify for exempt status. Many of the employment decisions that were established during the Obama administration set aside policies and regulations that had been well established for decades or even longer, and left employers scrambling to make changes to keep up with the newly established policies, agency positions, and regulations.

In the past year and a half, there have been a number of significant changes to many of the employment policies that were established during the Obama administration. In the face of such turmoil, unionized and non-unionized employers alike are left wondering where things stand, and how to proceed. In this small group employment law briefing, we will discuss recent changes to federal agency policies, regulations, and other hot-button issues, and how to respond to the many changes that have occurred.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The NLRB’s changed standards for employee handbooks
  • The NLRB’s about-face regarding:
    • Joint employer status
    • Micro-units
  • FLSA exemptions – status and updates
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes
  • New rules governing tip pooling
Have Your Policies Been Trumped? How the Current Political Climate May Impact Your Workforce
6/14/2018 7:30:00 AM

7:30 a.m. - Breakfast/Networking
8 - 10:00 a.m. - Workshop/Program

HR Training Center at KWW's offices
at 3550 West Market Street,
Suite 100, Akron, Ohio 44333

Discussion Leaders
Julie A. Trout
Amanda S. Smith


Contact Information

Kastner Westman & Wilkins, LLC
3550 West Market Street, Suite 100
Akron, Ohio 44333
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330.867.9998 (t)
330.867.3786 (f)

Contact Lori Morrison for more information

This program has been pre-approved for 2.00 SHRM and HRCI credit hours.

KWW is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

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