Please join us for an in-depth morning program focused on core issues and developments in the employment law, employee benefits, and employee compensation areas. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, with opportunities to network and share experiences with your colleagues.


8:50 AM - 10:00 AM | Employment Law Update

Elisabeth (Babe) Blattner-Thompson, Ballard Spahr

It has been a busy year in the employment law arena. Babe will bring you up to speed on the most important developments and trends in the courts, EEOC, DOL, and NLRB in the past 12 months.

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM | Wage and Hour Laws: Common Employer Mistakes that Can Land You in Court

John R. Carrigan, Jr., Ballard Spahr

Compliance with wage and hour laws continues to be an area of major exposure for employers. John will discuss the most common employer mistakes and misconceptions, the explosion of collective and class action litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and steps employers can take to avoid land mines.

11:20 AM - 12:30 PM | Developments in Employee Benefits and Compensation

Diane A. Thompson, Ballard Spahr

The employee benefits and compensation world is in flux, and not just due to health care reform. Diane will explore the changes you need to make to (1) your retirement and health plans to conform with federal marriage equality, (2) your wellness programs to comply with ACA, and (3) your employee/executive salary schemes to comply with proposed SEC rules.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Lunch Presentation: Using Coaching Skills To Drive Leadership and Improve Productivity

Roz Turner, Roz Turner & Associates

Does your organization have people who could be more effective leaders? Do some of them struggle with poor communication or conflict avoidance? Is it impacting the bottom line? You can help by learning a few basic coaching skills. Some topics include: 

  • What coaching is and isn't 
  • The skills and qualities that make a great coach
  • How coaching is distinct from being a critic
  • The basic coaching skills you need to know
  • Tips for where and when to coach

Continuing Education

HRCI and CLE credit pending.


The cost for this seminar is $40.

For more information, contact Rachel Lufkin at 801.531.3065 or

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