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Welcome and Annual Labor and Employment Update:Health Care Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Employers
Session I Workshop MaterialsWorkshop A:Recent (and Sometimes Disturbing) Developments in Wage and Hour LawWorkshop B:Top 10 Employee Handbook Considerations for 2010: Including Background Checks, Social Media Policies and MoreWorkshop C:Non-Competition Agreements and Trade Secret Protection: Risk Management and Best Practices for Incoming and Departing Employees
Session II Workshop Materials
Workshop D:Employee Benefits UpdateWorkshop E:Alphabet Soup Remade: A New OSHA and a New ADA, with a Pinch of WC and of FMLAWorkshop F:Immigration Update 2010: Enforcement Trends and Compliance StrategiesForm I-9 Inspection Overview
Session III Workshop Materials
Workshop G:FMLA Bloopers and BlundersWorkshop H:Crisis Management in the Workplace: How to Avoid a Crisis and How to Manage a Crisis from an Employment StandpointWorkshop I: What Do You Mean We Are Headed to Trial? Today's Decisions Before a Jury Tomorrow
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