Join SDAO for an interactive discussion focused on current topics in employment law. Topics include:
· Technology Trends – Frank Stratton, Executive Director | SDAO
Technology and social norms are changing at an ever-increasing rate. Some experts claim we are in the midst of the greatest transformation of society and work since the industrial revolution. This session will highlight current and future trends that will impact your district and its workforce.
· The Seven Stages of Employment Litigation – Jens Jensen, Claims Manager | SDAO
Learn about pitfalls your district can encounter if they find themselves in employment litigation. The case study presented will describe the different parts of employment litigation so you can identify and hopefully avoid the grief associated.
· Employment Law Update – Spencer Rockwell, Assistant General Counsel | SDAO
A brief overview of recent changes and developments in Employment law, Including disability accommodation, retaliation claims, and OFLA/FMLA updates.
· Social Media in the Workplace – Spencer Rockwell, Assistant General Counsel | SDAO
This session will focus on the rise of social media in both positive and negative areas and how it can impact and affect your employees and work environment. There will also be a discussion regarding employee discipline as it relates to social media in on and off work contexts.
· Marijuana in the Municipal Workplace: Can Employees be Disciplined for Bogarting the Gummy Bears? – Hank Stebbins | Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.
Sit back and exhale while Hank helps guide you through hazy marijuana laws. This talk will update attendees on the status of State and Federal marijuana laws and how recent changes are being interpreted by arbitrators, agencies and courts. A bowl full of hypotheticals will be broken down to demonstrate how public employers can ensure compliance. Using nuggets from recent decisions, pressing questions will be addressed, like: (1) is drug-testing for marijuana a prohibited subject of bargaining? (2) Can employees be fired for recreational marijuana use? And (3) Is an employee’s consumption of too much candy at work appropriate cause for a drug test? These and other hypotheticals will be used to address marijuana issues that arise frequently and those that employers may not see often but create significant risk or exposure if handled incorrectly.
Management Staff that supervise employees should register for this valuable training.
Cost: $50 - fee includes course materials, breakfast, and boxed lunch.
Eligible for SDIS Best Practices credit.