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ASE presents HR Comply – a 2-day virtual event covering employment law in the COVID era, AA, EEO, and Diversity

Media Contact: Heather Nezich, Communications Manager, ASE, 248.223.8040, hnezich@aseonline.org  

HR ComplyLivonia, Mich. ---October 28, 2020 --- ASE is excited to bring our Employment Law Conference and AA/EEO & Diversity Conference together into one great legal compliance event. This two-day conference, December 2-3, 2020, will bring the best employment and labor law attorneys together with EEOC and OFCCP officials and AA/EEO/Diversity experts.

The conference was announced by ASE President & CEO Mary E. Corrado. “This year has had a significant impact on employers.  With issues ranging from the pandemic to diversity and inclusion, employers are experiencing new challenges, requirements, and employee expectations,” stated Corrado. “The HR Comply Conference covers many of the hot button issues facing employers not only today but in the coming year.  As we get to a new normal, we need more guidance to a path to get there safely and compliantly.”

Day 1 features the employment law track. Attorney-led breakouts will review everyday laws and regulations, including many of the new regulations around COVID-19 that impact the employer-employee relationship. The morning plenary will include both a federal and state legislative update led by Ann-Marie Vercrusysse Welch, Member, Clark Hill PLC and Michael Burns, Executive Vice President, ASE, respectively.  Sessions will be led by leading law firms including Clark Hill PLC; Barnes & Thornburg; Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey, LLP; Nemeth Law PC; Kerr Russell; Butzel Long; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PLLC; Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC; and Fisher Phillips.

Day 2 features the AA/EEO and Diversity track. Enforcement activity under the Trump Administration, even in the pandemic, has continued at a high pace. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has close to $36 million in settlements in FY 2020 and is expanding focused reviews to include promotions, accommodations, and D&I. The EEOC has been very active the past few years and return to work is a growing concern with the agency. Wage and Hour is seeing more voluntary reporting of wage violations. H-1Bs are becoming more challenging, and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) is aggressively conducting I-9 audits. Attendees will walk away well prepared for 2021 compliance efforts. 

The day-2 morning plenary will be an EEOC update presented by Martin Ebel, Director of the Office of Field Programs Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The afternoon plenary, OFCCP 2020 in Review, will be presented by Tina Williams, Director of Policy and Program Development, U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  Day 2 breakout sessions include sessions led by Clark Hill PLC; Office of Federal Contract Compliance; Jackson Lewis; OFCCP; Seyfarth Shaw; Berkshire & Associates; Fox, Wang & Morgan; and Silberman Law PC.

For a complete agenda and registration information, please visit https://www.aseonline.org/Events/Conferences/HR-Comply-2020.

 

About ASE
ASE is Michigan’s trusted HR partner.  ASE is a non-profit, membership organization – everything we do is based on the needs of our members and to help their organizations THRIVE. ASE strengthens organization's HR departments by offering member benefits and discounted services that span the entire employee lifecycle including recruitment, development, and retention while minimizing compliance risk. We provide our members guidance through new legislation and workplace issues such as those currently occurring with the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

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