I have been delinquent in my posting lately as I prepare for the 2009 Iowa Employment, Training and Benefits Conference. The seminar this year will be on April 21st at Prairie Meadows, and the cost is $99.
Already in 2009, we have seen significant ADA changes with the passage of the ADAAA, new FMLA regulations, and the passage of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. With a new President and one party controlling both houses of Congress, employers can expect legislative action on a variety of workplace initiatives that will re-shape the employment landscape.
To prepare employers for these far-reaching changes, the 2009 Iowa Employment Conference will be held on April 21 at the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona. The cost is only $99, which includes lunch and all conference materials. This one-day conference will feature powerful and informative concurrent sessions presented by leading human resource and training consultants, attorneys and benefits consultants on the most critical employment issues likely to affect Iowa employers in 2009. During each concurrent session, attendees will participate in lively discussions of practical approaches and new thinking on common employment problems including:
1. “2009 Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act.” Mike Staebell of the U.S. Department of Labor will update you on the new provisions that became effective January 16, 2009. The revisions provide for new military leave entitlement, new administrative forms, new medical certification protocols, new notice requirements, and other changes impacting employers. It is critical for employers to remain current and compliant with this important law.
2. The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act will focus on training employers on the provisions of the new law, how to be prepared when it is implemented, what organizational processes and procedures will need to be changed, and how to remain in compliance.
3. Managing Employees with Medical Conditions: Practical Advice on Navigating through the various laws affecting absences and leaves including the New FMLA Regulations and ADA Amendments along with various state and federal laws concerning pregnancies and workers compensation.
4. Other sessions include:
a. 2009 Employment Law Update
c. Public Sector Collective Bargaining
Why You Need To Attend This One-Day Conference
· Stay up- to-date on latest employment issues
· Understand the changing benefits industry
· Network with other HR professionals
Who Should Attend:
· Business Owners
· HR Professionals
· Risk Managers
· Legal Counsel
· Benefits Specialists
HRCI Credits Applied For.
Register on-line at http://www.hr-onesource.com/conferences.htm or call 515-221-1718, or fax in a completed form to 515-327-5050. Only $99 per participant!