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September 22, 2016

Warner Norcross Offers HR and Benefits Executive Panel in Traverse City


The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will offer a half-day executive panel on human resources on Friday, Oct. 21 in Traverse City.
 
The program is designed specifically for HR executives, senior managers and in-house counsel, exploring emerging issues designer to help employers attract and retain a talented workforce while ensuring compliance with rapidly changing regulations. The sessions will focus on labor and employee benefits, featuring case studies and panel discussions led by experienced Warner Norcross attorneys. 
 
The event, which will be held at the Hagerty Conference Center on the Northwestern Michigan College Great Lake campus, 715 E. Front Street, begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and wraps up at 1 p.m. after a networking lunch.
 
Panelists include Robert A. Dubault, Norbert F. Kugele, Heidi A. Lyon, Louis C. Rabaut, Karen J. VanderWerff and Michael E. Wooley.
 
The discussions will focus on:
  • Managing an Evolving Workforce, which will look at the impact that cost containment, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the courts are having on the workplace. The discussion will explore topics ranging from transgender discrimination, labor violations, benefit plans, wellness programs, fiduciary rules and related issues. It will also offer insight into immigration and regulations as they pertain to hiring individuals from other countries.
  • Attracting and Retaining Millennials, which will focus on strategies to retain younger employees, including innovation examples, retirement plan strategies, effective health care benefits, student loan assistance programs and more.
  • Wage/Hour and FLSA Issues, which will focus on the new Department of Labor regulations that take effect Dec. 1 and expand the salary requirements for exempt employees, including steps to minimize liability for unauthorized hours worked and overtime, Equal Pay Act litigation trends and other issues.
 
This is a complimentary event, which includes lunch and networking opportunities for all attendees. Pre-registration is required.  To register, visit http://www.wnj.com/2016HRExecPanels. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Sprague at ssprague@wnj.com or 616.752.2326.
 
About Warner Norcross

By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP builds a better partnership with its clients.  Warner Norcross is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan:  Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Macomb County, Midland, Muskegon and Southfield.  To learn more, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn.
 
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