Cline Williams invites you and members of your organization to attend our 5th Annual Employment Law Forum to learn about the latest developments in employment, labor, and employee benefits laws.

Our 2018 Employment Law Forum is geared toward human resource professionals, business owners, executive employees, and in-house legal counsel. Attendance at this educational seminar is free, and credit for this seminar will be sought from the Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming CLE Commissions.  In addition to credit from the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Registration for Cline Williams' Employment Law Forum will include primary presentations, breakout sessions, and digital access to all seminar materials.


1:00 - 1:30 p.m 

FMLA and ADA Developments  Susan K. Sapp

Get up to date on all aspects of FMLA and ADA and their effect on your employees, work environment and customers. Updates include leave as an accommodation, the challenges of intermittent leave and the difference between service animals and emotional support animals. Attendees will better understand how to manage questionable claims and fulfill the goals of the interactive process.

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.   

Show Me the Money ... and Payroll Records! Recent FLSA Developments and Strategies for Common Wage and Hour Issues  Tara A. Stingley & Jason R. Yungtum

The Fair Labor Standards Act presents ongoing challenges for employers to ensure proper classification of and compensation for workers.  This presentation will identify recent developments under the FLSA and Department of Labor opinions and interpretations.  As common wage and hour issues are identified, we will discuss best practices for employers and strategies for proper classification of employees and independent contractors, exempt versus non-exempt employees, tracking and calculating compensable time for employees, calculating the regular rate of pay and overtime rate, and avoiding individual liability under the FLSA.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.   

Avoiding, Addressing, and Acing an Audit  Michelle L. Sitorius 

This presentation will discuss common triggers that initiate an audit and steps to avoid these triggers. We will also discuss responding to an audit if you are selected for review, including the information that you will need to provide, timing, and the interview with the auditor. We will also cover what steps you should take now to help ensure that you can respond in a timely and effective manner, avoid penalties, and minimize the time and resources your entity dedicates to an audit.

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Form I-9 Boot-Camp: Getting your Documents Into Shape  Daniel W. Oldenburg

This presentation will focus on Best Practices for I-9 Compliance. How to properly conduct an internal audit, identifying and correcting substantive I-9 violations and how to respond in the event of a Homeland Security Investigations audit. Additional discussion will surround proper I-9 procedure to ensure an authorized work force and avoid potential claims of discrimination.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.   


3:15 - 3:45 p.m.    

Employee Handbooks: What to Add and What to Avoid  Jody N. Duvall

Over the last year, federal agencies and courts have issued many significant rulings and reversals that impact employee handbooks.  During this breakout presentation, we will review those rulings and reversals as well as provide guidance to employers on best practices to avoid potential liability associated with employee handbooks.

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.   

Risk Management Styles and Emerging Exposures   Aaron Eide, Flood and Peterson

This presentation is about Flood and Peterson's Risk Control System and how businesses should be assessing their risk management programs if they are not already doing so.  The overview will present current problems/challenges with the insurance market place in conjunction with a solution to assist business validate their value proposition from their insurance broker.  The presenter will also share some of the emerging risks companies are facing today.

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.   

Managing Analog Employees in a Digital World: Security and Privacy Considerations  Rick Jeffries

Managing information with your workforce is delicate.  Trial and tech lawyer Rick Jeffries will present some “must haves” for your employee handbook, but argue that having a positive information culture requires more than a handbook and having some guy from IT mumble through training twice a year.