2013 Employment Law ConferenceObama's Second Term and the Workplace: Everything Old is New Again
February 8, 2013
With the heated 2012 Presidential election behind us, employers are turning their attention to how President Obama’s reelection will impact their operations. Should employers anticipate any changes in the status quo? All of the day’s sessions will touch on some of what employers can expect to see during President Obama’s second term in office and the practical implications of those issues.
Moms & Dads at Work: Issues, Challenges and Accommodations…Oh My!
Jeff Nowak, Gwen Morales
Employees today face a number of unique challenges as they balance their family and work life. As a result, employees are more frequently working remotely so they can spend more time with their families, requesting modified schedules because of needs related to aging parents, and pursuing a host of other alternative work arrangements as they seek to balance their work and family responsibilities. This session will discuss common scenarios and employer responsibilities related to accommodating employees’ family-related issues, with a particular emphasis on practical response strategies to employee requests
Health Care Reform: Time to Pay or Play
The “pay or play” regime is at the heart of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and employers must soon decide whether they will continue to offer group health coverage to their employees or, instead, simply pay the applicable tax. This session will cover the details that employers should consider when contemplating the decision to pay or play.