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     Registration fee: $175.00 Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Reception and Seminar Materials
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Registration and Continental Breakfast at 7:30 am                                    Conference Begins at 8:30 am
                                  Please Select ONE Breakout Session per Time Slot


   10:30 – 11:30 AM WORKSHOP SESSION I
   ®     Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Off-Duty Misconduct
   ®     Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance Made Easy
   ®     Human Resources Overview
   ®     Family and Medical Leave Act: Job Protection Plus
   ®     “But That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It” Minimizing Common Employee Benefit Plan Mistakes

   11:40 AM – 12:40 PM WORKSHOP SESSION II
   ®     Thou Shalt Not Discriminate: Religious Discrimination and Accommodation Issues
   ®     What’s New on the Wage & Hour and Overtime Front?
   ®     Non-Competition and Trade Secret Agreements and Litigation: Protecting Your Business...
   ®     Business Immigration: Employers without Borders
   ®     Managing Disability Discrimination Issues: A Refresher and Discussion of Recent Developments


   2:15 – 3:15 PM WORKSHOP SESSION III
   ®     Common Employment Law Myths and Misconceptions
   ®     Union Law for the Non-Union Employer
   ®     Getting in Sync: An Employer’s Guide to Addressing Technology Issues
   ®     Recordkeeping: What You Don’t Have Can Hurt You
   ®     Problem Employees: Is It Them Or Us?
                   Please return this registration form, with your check for $175.00, by October 2, 2006 to: Ms. Sherry Beaupré Butzel Long
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                                                       LABOR AND
2006                                                   EMPLOYMENT
                                                       LAW FORUM
                                                       PROGRAM OVERVIEW
                            with special support by:




Butzel Long’s 19th annual Labor and Employment Law Forum will provide attendees with information regarding
a variety of labor and employment law issues facing employers today. After an overview of the developing
law of retaliation claims, an interactive panel of attorneys will address a variety of legal theories which are
less well recognized but which expose employers to significant potential liability. This year’s forum features
fifteen workshop sessions, divided into three time blocks, covering a broad range of labor, employment,
benefits and immigration issues. Attendees customize the seminar by selecting one workshop from each
time slot, and attendees receive seminar materials from all fifteen sessions. Our special luncheon speaker is
Steve Siemens, of Siemens People Builders, who will address how to overcome negativity in the workplace.


GENERAL SCHEDULE
 7:30 - 8:30 AM                                                         10:15 - 10:30 AM
 Registration and Continental Breakfast                                 Break



 8:30 - 8:45 AM                                                         10:30 - 11:30 AM
 Welcome and Introductions                                              Workshop Session I



 8:45 - 9:15 AM                                                         11:30 - 11:40 AM
 Retaliation Overview                                                   Break
 Retaliation claims under a variety of statutes are
 becoming more prevalent, and pose significant risks
 to unwary employers. This session will provide an
 overview of the developing law of retaliation claims,                  11:40 AM - 12:40 PM
 including the Supreme Court’s recent decision in                       Workshop Session II
 Burlington Northern Railway v. White.


 9:15 - 10:15 AM                                                        12:40 - 2:15 PM
 Under the Radar:                                                       Lunch
 Spotting Less Common Discrimination                                    Luncheon Speaker:
 Claims Before You’re a Target                                          Steve Siemens, Siemens People Builders
                                                                        “Negativity Free Work Zone”
 Carey DeWitt, James Gray, Mark Heusel,
 Miriam Rosen, James Rosenfeld
 For employers, potential liability seems to be lurking
 just around every corner. This panel discussion will                   2:15 - 3:15 PM
 prepare employers to identify and protect themselves
 from discrimination claims based on less well-                         Workshop Session III
 recognized, but still potentially-troublesome, theories
 such as transgender or gender identity, sexual
 orientation, height, weight, veteran status, marital                   3:15 - 4:30 PM
 status, equal pay issues, and newly-emerging issues
 related to family status discrimination.                               Reception

               Approval for Credit toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR Certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
               is pending for this program. An update on the number of credit hours we are awarded will be posted under Events on
               our website at www.butzel.com. For more information about the HRCI, visit www.hrci.org.
       WORKSHOP SESSIONS
10:30-11:30 AM  11:40 AM-12:40 PM
                                                                                                          Please choose ONE top



Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind:                                Thou Shalt Not Discriminate: Religious
Off-Duty Misconduct                                           Discrimination and Accommodation Issues
Chester E. Kasiborski, Jr., Bethany Steffke Sweeny            Daniel B. Tukel, James A. Gray III
It may be permissible for an employer to consider an          In today’s increasingly diverse society, issues involving
employee’s conduct away from work for purposes of             religion more commonly find their way into the workplace.
employment status. This session will address the extent       This session will discuss how those issues affect employers,
to which an employer may permissibly consider off-duty        including an employer’s obligation to accommodate religious
conduct for purposes of hire, discipline, promotion and       practices, the legality of employer-imposed religious practices,
discharge, both in the private and public sectors, and        and how to address situations in which one employee’s
in union and non-union settings. The types of off-duty        religious requirements violate company policies or other
conduct which an employer may consider when making an         employees’ rights, such as privacy.
employment decision will also be discussed.
                                                              What’s New on the Wage & Hour
Affirmative Action and OFCCP                                   and Overtime Front?
Compliance Made Easy                                          Robert A. Boonin
Miriam L. Rosen                                               With the Department of Labor (DOL) operating under
This fast-paced session will deconstruct the basics of        heightened enforcement priorities, employers often expose
affirmative action compliance, such as who is required to      themselves to liability for avoidable mistakes, despite the two
have an affirmative action plan, essential plan elements,      years since implementation of new white collar exemption
recordkeeping issues, and handling an OFCCP compliance        regulations. This session will identify the most common
audit. In addition, the workshop will untangle the recent     employer practices which result in costly litigation or DOL
OFCCP regulations regarding Internet applicant tracking,      investigations, as well as means for correcting them. The
compensation analysis, and EEO-1 reporting changes            impact of Michigan’s new minimum wage law on overtime
for 2007.                                                     exemption issues will also be discussed.

Human Resources Overview                                      Non-Competition and Trade Secret Agreements
James S. Rosenfeld, Elizabeth A. DuMouchelle                  and Litigation: Protecting Your Business
This session provides an overview of policy issues            Information and Most Valued Relationships
commonly faced by employers and human resources               Carey A. DeWitt, James J. Boutrous II
professionals, including how to properly craft and enforce    This session will discuss which information can be protected
handbooks and policies; various policies that employers can   as trade secrets, how to protect such information, and the
adopt – such as binding arbitration, contractual limitation   requirements to make and enforce non-compete agreements.
periods, no-weapons, no-blogging – interviewing and hiring
issues; pre-employment physicals and drug tests; computer     Business Immigration:
and e-mail monitoring; and misconduct investigations.         Employers without Borders
Family and Medical Leave Act:                                 Clara DeMatteis Mager, Linda J. Armstrong
Job Protection Plus                                           This session will provide an overview of immigration issues
                                                              facing employers who use U.S. employees overseas, or use
Mark T. Nelson                                                foreign workers in the U.S. Topics to be discussed include
An overview of the FMLA’s requirements and a discussion       the most frequently-used types of employment visas, how
of recent developments will be provided in this session.      to maintain status, short and long-term planning for foreign
Topics to be addressed include the impact of recent           national employees; navigating requirements of PERM for
decisions involving FMLA retaliation claims.                  labor certification, employment based immigrant visas, and
                                                              immigrant visa retrogression.
“But That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It”
Minimizing Common Employee                                    Managing Disability Discrimination Issues:
Benefit Plan Mistakes                                          A Refresher and Discussion of Recent
                                                              Developments
Jordan S. Schreier, Antoinette M. Pilzner
                                                              Regan K. Dahle
This session will review common mistakes made in
employee benefit plan administration and in plan asset         Employers face new and increasingly-complex issues relating
investment, and discuss how to minimize such mistakes in      to identifying employees with conditions which constitute
the future. This session is intended to increase attendees’   “disabilities” and fulfilling their legal obligation to provide
understanding of their obligations as plan fiduciaries and     reasonable accommodations to those employees. This
how to practically and cost-effectively comply with these     session will review the requirements of the Americans with
obligations. Actual practice examples will be used to         Disabilities Act and Michigan’s Persons with Disabilities Civil
highlight the legal and “real world” reasons why employee     Rights Act, including what constitutes both a “disability” and
benefit mistakes are made.                                     a “reasonable accommodation.    ”
topic per time block on registration form




                                                                    Employment, Benefits and Immigration Law Areas
   2:15-3:15 PM                                                                                                     Linda J. Armstrong*
                                                                                                                    Robert A. Boonin*
   Common Employment Law Myths and                                                                                  James J. Boutrous II*
   Misconceptions
                                                                                                                    Alexander B. Bragdon




                                                                    Attorneys Practicing in Butzel Long’s Labor,
   Gary W. Klotz
                                                                                                                    Malcolm D. Brown*
   Employment law myths and misconceptions are the urban
                                                                                                                    Robert G. Buydens
   legends of the human resource field. This session will debunk
   some common myths and misconceptions involving hiring,                                                           Charlotte Garry Carnes
   compensation, employment discrimination, harassment,                                                             Regan K. Dahle*
   hostile work environment, employment references, personnel                                                       Lynne E. Deitch*
   files, discipline, unemployment compensation, and separation
   agreements. The session will also provide practical guidance
                                                                                                                    Carey A. DeWitt*
   about what employers should do, rather than acting on the                                                        John H. Dudley, Jr.
   basis of employment law myths and misconceptions.                                                                Elizabeth A. DuMouchelle*
                                                                                                                    Marie A. Galindo
   Union Law for the Non-Union Employer
                                                                                                                    Katherine Donohue Goudie*
   Malcolm Brown, Craig S. Schwartz
                                                                                                                    Roberta Granadier
   Non-union businesses are affected by The National Labor
   Relations Act (“NLRA”), which is often mistakenly thought
                                                                                                                    James A. Gray III*
   to apply only to unionized employers. This session will                                                                 .
                                                                                                                    John P Hancock, Jr.*
   examine what non-union employers need to know in order to                                                        Mark V. Heusel*
   avoid committing unfair labor practices. Topics will include a                                                   Chester E. (Terry) Kasiborski, Jr.*
   discussion of protected employee activity, legal requirements
   for employee handbooks and personnel policies, and the                                                           Gary W. Klotz*
   parameters of lawful conduct concerning union organizational                                                     Clara DeMatteis Mager*
   campaigns.                                                                                                       Bushra A. Malik
                                                                                                                    Donald B. Miller
   Getting in Sync: An Employer’s Guide to
   Addressing Technology Issues                                                                                     Mark T. Nelson*
   Lynne E. Deitch, Katherine Donohue Goudie                                                                        Ian A. Northon
   While technology has improved the workplace in many
                                                                                                                    Reginald A. Pacis
   ways, it also creates a host of new issues. Employers must                                                       Scott T. Patterson*
   now address issues such as cyber-harassment, improper                                                            Barbara T. Pichan
   downloading, misuse of e-mails, blogging, instant messaging,                                                     Antoinette M. Pilzner*
   web surfing, internet shopping, on-line gambling, reduced
   productivity, and the theft of confidential information. This                                                     Elissa Noujaim Pinto
   session will explore ways employers can respond to these                                                         Miriam L. Rosen*
   new challenges, including through the use of employment                                                          James S. Rosenfeld*
   policies and disciplinary measures.                                                                              William M. Saxton
   Recordkeeping: What You Don’t Have                                                                               Jordan S. Schreier*
   Can Hurt You                                                                                                     Craig S. Schwartz*
   ScottT Patterson
         .                                                                                                          Tara L. Slone
   HR recordkeeping is a thicket of laws and regulations; and                                                       Craig M. Stanley
   merely complying with minimum legal recordkeeping                                                                Nicholas J. Stasevich
   requirements can leave you without the best practices in                                                         Bethany Steffke Sweeny*
   place to protect your company in the event of employment
   claims. This session will help you chart a path through the                                                      Daniel B. Tukel*
   maze of recordkeeping requirements while also examining                                                          * Speakers
   how careful, thoughtful recordkeeping practices can help you
   defend against claims.

   Problem Employees: Is It Them Or Us?
         .
   John P Hancock, Jr.
   There are many types of problem employees: those who are
   poor performers, those who have poor attitudes, those with
   attendance problems, to name just a few. This session will
   explore problem employees from both the employer’s and
   the employee’s perspectives, and will consider why certain
   strategies work while others do not, and what employers can
   do to develop successful strategies.
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