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2019 West Virginia SuperVision
Friday June 28, 2019 8:30 AM TO
Friday June 28, 2019 4:30 PM
Embassy Suites
300 Court Street
Charleston, West Virginia 25301
April Bias
Marketing Specialist

The backlash over #metoo? Accommodating mental health conditions? Dealing with medical marijuana? Navigating the latest concerns with social media and wage & hour issues? These evolving topics are buzzing around workplaces. How should modern trends impact workplace strategy? Which policies need updated? Which practices are best laid to rest? These questions and more will be answered at Spilman's 2019 SuperVision Symposium.

SuperVision™ is offered at no charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including company CEOs, presidents, human resource directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel. This course has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar for 7.2 MCLE credits. HR continuing education credits are pending approval.


8:00    Registration

8:30    Welcome and Introduction


8:45    Name that ULP: Why Non-Union Employers Should Care About Federal Labor Law

What Unfair Labor Practices are being filed against union free employers, and how best avoid them? During this interactive panel set to the theme of “Name That Tune,” our panelists will answer these questions and discuss why union free employers should be keenly aware of federal labor law.

9:45    Break


10:00  Emergency Preparedness: How to be Ready for Any Emergency

This panel will discuss how to prepare for the increasingly broad spectrum of emergencies employers face -- including workplace accidents, workplace violence, natural disasters -- and issues you should consider in developing an emergency response plan for your facility and OSHA compliance/investigations.

11:00  Accommodations 2.0: Unseen Disabilities, Marijuana and the Impact of Technology on the Reasonable Accommodation Process

What new trends are we seeing in accommodation requests and lawsuits? How can businesses better manage the “new wave” of accommodation requests, such as mental illness, emotional support animals, legal marijuana use and website accessibility? These questions and more will be addressed during this session.

12:00  Lunch & Learn


1:15    #MeTooFar: Conducting Workplace Investigations Despite the Backlash Over #MeToo

We will discuss best practices for conducting workplace investigations under the scrutiny of media and public bias. This session will focus on the employer’s ongoing obligations under employment laws in an environment in which there has been a public backlash over #MeToo. It will also review recent data showing the change in public perception after #MeToo.

2:15    Break

2:30  Paying the Piper: The Latest on Wage and Hour Issues that Trouble Even the Most Experienced HR Professional

This session will look at the latest in the world of wage and hour issues, including unusual issues and recent changes.  For instance, what do you do with interns and volunteers?  What is the latest standard on independent contractors?  How do you calculate the regular rate for overtime purposes in a “gig economy?”

3:30  Supervision Jeopardy - Match Wits on America's Favorite Labor and Employment Quiz

This presentation will creatively address the toughest leave questions under the FMLA, ADA, and Workers' Compensation laws and, of course, a potpourri of emerging issues in labor and employment law.

4:30  Adjourn

Labor & Employment Law Kevin L. Carr
304.340.3877 Carrie H. Grundmann
336.631.1051 Mark E. Heath
304.340.3843 Eric W. Iskra
304.340.3875 Eric E. Kinder
304.340.3893 Sarah E. Kowalkowski
304.720.4096 Mitchell J. Rhein
304.340.3889 Peter R. Rich
412.325.3319 Jeffrey D. Patton
336.725.4491 Chelsea E. Thompson