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Aug 2015
August 18, 2015

Warner Norcross Offers HR and Benefits Executive Panel in Kalamazoo

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP will offer a half-day executive panel on human resources on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in Kalamazoo.
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 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at 314 Park Street, begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and wraps up with a networking lunch.
The panel discussions will cover a variety of timely employee benefits, executive compensation, labor and employment issues with the purpose of helping employers attract and retain an excellent workforce.
The Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation panel will be moderated by Anthony J. Kolenic Jr., and feature panelists Norbert F. Kugele and Heidi A. Lyon. The Labor and Employment panel will be moderated by Kevin M. McCarthy, and feature panelists Robert A. Dubault, Pamela C. Enslen and Elisabeth M. Von Eitzen. All are Warner Norcross partners. 
The discussions will focus on:
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requirements and rules for wellness programs
  • EEOC health and retirement benefits, Title VII protection and accommodation requirements for employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
  • Reporting requirements for Affordable Care Act compliance and issues that may face employers as they report for the first time
  • Administrative and investment committee governance
  • Measuring the success of retirement plans and anticipating changing needs
  • New FLSA regulation and salary exempt rules, misclassification of employees and what employers can do to ensure compliance
  • The use of social media in hiring practices and employer rights during employee-led social media assaults
  • Handling employee concerns and complaints
This is a complimentary event, which includes lunch and networking opportunities for all attendees. Pre-registration is required.  To register, visit If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Sprague at 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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