Now more than ever, food industry companies face challenges that affect every aspect of their businesses. One particular challenge is the constantly changing maze of employment laws that govern most aspects of a food company’s relationship with its employees. Companies that understand these laws and react promptly to changes in these laws maintain a competitive advantage through risk avoidance and improved employee relations.
Please join us as Foley professionals who focus on employment law cover some of the hot-button issues facing food industry employers, including:
Update on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Probable labor and employment changes following the November 2008 election
- A revolutionary change to labor organizing
- New employment discrimination protections for employees
- Potential new wage rights
Developments in employment eligibility enforcement
- Review of regulatory changes to FMLA affecting those in military service
- Review of proposed regulatory revisions
- “Paid” FMLA leave legislation initiative
- Is the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) newfound interest in enforcing employment eligibility requirements hype or real?
- Choosing between no-match letters or "E-Verify," the Internet-based, Social Security Number verification system of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Social Security System
- Pros and cons of the E-Verify Program
Foley speakers include Labor & Employment Practice Partners Roy J. Barquet, Bernard J. Bobber, and John H. Douglas.
The one-hour program is complimentary, but pre-registration is required. Participation is limited, so register today. One hour of CLE credit for participants will be requested.
Learn more about Foley’s Food Industry Team at Foley.com/food.