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Summer Sizzles with HR Box Lunch Workshop Series

Employers in the Wichita area may want to check out the lunch time workshops for human resources professionals being presented by the law firm Foulston Siefkin LLP. Each session will address HR issues you may find important and relevant to your business. Topics to be covered include:

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Kansas Unemployment Laws: How They Work and How Best to Position Your Company to Contest an Award — July 17, 2012, Speaker: Forrest Rhodes - As most HR professionals know, the only constant is change. Even as the economy appears to be rebounding, circumstances will always arise that bring the unemployment benefits process into play. This session will explain how the unemployment process works, from funding your employer’s account through the claims and appeals process. A number of practical tips to help you position yourself as much as possible to (hopefully) avoid benefit awards will also be discussed.
  • Health Care Reform Update — August 7, 2012, Speaker: Jason Lacey - This session will provide an overview of current topics in health care reform, including analysis of the impact, or potential impact, of the Supreme Court’s decision, and guidance on implementation of mandates such as the summary of benefits and coverage (SBC), W-2 reporting, and the cap on health FSA accounts.
  • 401(k) Plan Check-Up — August 22, 2012, Speaker: Jason Lacey - This session will look at a recent IRS project on 401(k) plan compliance, highlighting common problem areas and providing a framework for finding and correcting any potential issues with your own plan – before the IRS does.
  • The EEOC is Coming: Be Prepared for an Equal Pay Act Audit — September 6, 2012, Speaker: Forrest Rhodes - Most employers are well aware of the potential for audits by branches of the federal government, such as the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but many do not realize that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is also getting into the audit game. The EEOC is initiating pilot projects across the country to proactively audit employers to ensure Equal Pay Act compliance. This represents a fundamental change in how the EEOC has sought to enforce the EPA in the past. In this session, we will discuss the EPA’s requirements and offer some helpful tips for employers so they can evaluate and address any internal issues before the EEOC arrives.

Click HERE for more information or to register.  The registration fee is $50 per session and includes lunch.   


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