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Register now for the first Legislative Affairs Program of 2017! You won't want to miss it!

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55416
United States

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Legislative Affairs Program


8:00 - 8:30am Registration & Networking
8:30 - 9:30am Session #1
9:30 - 9:45am Break
9:45 - 10:45am Session #2
10:45 - 11:00am Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Session #3
 12:00pm  Adjourn


SESSION #1 - Labor Law Update: Employers Under Siege

PRESENTER: Doug Christensen, Shareholder at Littler Mendelson 


Over the past eight years, the National Labor Relations Board has been aggressive in issuing many pro-union decisions which have had the effect of expanding the reach of the National Labor Relations Act further than ever before, impacting both unionized and non-union employers. The election of President Trump and a change in the composition of the Board does not mean that the rulings of the Obama Board will automatically be overturned; any change will come piecemeal over time. This session will focus on areas where the Obama Board has been especially active and aggressive and which are likely to be reconsidered by what is likely to be a more pro-employer Trump Board.


SESSION #2 - How Much Is Too Much? Managing FMLA Intermittent Leave

PRESENTER: Susan Fitzke,  Shareholder at Littler Mendelson


During this session, we will discuss strategies to manage the use, and curb the abuse, of intermittent FMLA. We will discuss compliance issues that often trip up employers when the need for FMLA is first discovered, how to manage the process to avoid abuse before it occurs, and how to effectively respond to suspected FMLA abuse.


SESSION #3 - Non-Competes and Trade Secrets Update: Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets

PRESENTER: Joe Weiner,  Shareholder at Littler Mendelson


The use of non-competition agreements is on the rise and so is the amount of related litigation including trade secret protection and unfair competition claims. The enforceability of non-compete clauses varies from state-to-state. This poses quite a challenge both to employers operating locally and nationally that want to secure contractual protections against unfair competition and to employers hiring within the industry. New federal law is also changing the landscape on trade secret protections. No company operating in this increasingly litigious and competitive environment can afford to remain uninformed on the new developments in the field.


Event Fees

Non-Member $60.00
Member $40.00
Student Member $40.00


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