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2017 Davis Brown Spring Seminar

Please join us for the Davis Brown Spring Seminar featuring morning sessions on health law and afternoon sessions on employment law. You'll hear from our attorneys as they use real-world case studies to illustrate strategies for dealing with changes in employment and health law. The seminar is complimentary for firm clients and is intended for employers, managers, human resource professionals and corporate counsel. Please extend this invitation to others in your organization who may also benefit from attending.

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Details

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Health law sessions check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. with a light breakfast provided

Health Law Presentations: 9:30-11:20 a.m.

Lunch and keynote speaker check-in begins at 11:00 a.m. (morning attendees do not need to re-check-in)

Lunch and Keynote Speaker: The First 77 Days - A Legislative and Regulatory Update for Employers | Tim Coonan and Scott Brennan, Davis Brown Government Relations Department

Employment Law Presentations: 1:00-4:00 p.m.


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Download the Seminar Materials

In an effort to stay green, we no longer provide seminar handouts to each participant.  Presentation slides will be available here in early April.


2017 Agenda

Health Law Presentations

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Consent Doesn't Matter - Issues in Employee Use of Social Media and Patient Care | Lynn BöesKen R. Watkins & Jo Ellen Whitney

The session addresses changes to CMS guidance and investigative expectations regarding employee use of social media, federal prohibitions relating to video-recording or photographing residents, and posting of images on social media, and regulatory implications for providers.


Healthcare Enforcement Trends - What To Do When the Government Comes Knocking? | Craig O. Sieverding & Holly M. Logan

This presentation will address federal and state government enforcement trends for the health care industry for 2017 and how to take actions to proactively reduce exposure in these areas.  Topics will include recent criminal and civil resolutions, focus on payment suspensions, the impact of the 60-day overpayment rule, and coordination between civil and criminal enforcement agencies.  This presentation will also address how to respond to contact from the government, whether federal or state, civil or criminal.



10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Nursing Facility Changes to Conditions of Participation: What You Need to Know | Lynn Böes & Ken R. Watkins

Recent changes to the federal conditions of participation, as well as revisions to policies relating to the imposition of civil money penalties, have had a significant impact on nursing facilities.  This session will cover the significant changes to enforcement protocols as well as strategies to maintain compliance and minimize the risk of federal penalties.


You Want How Much to Move the Piano Here?  Issues in Contracting, Hiring, and Retaining Medical Providers | Susan J. Freed & Jo Ellen Whitney

Contracting with physicians and mid level providers can be a complex matter with differing demands and expectations, including the interplay of STARK and recruitment needs.  Contracts can also drive the fundamental relationship between the provider and the institution in unexpected ways.  This session will look at contractor and employee issues.



Keynote

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

The First 77 Days - A Legislative and Regulatory Update for Employers | Scott M. Brennan & Tim R. Coonan

Where do Iowa employers stand three months into the Trump Administration and Republican-controlled national and state government? The Davis Brown Government Relations team will provide an in-depth analysis on the Iowa General Assembly, Trump administration, and everything in between, with a particular focus on executive orders and new regulations and legislation that will impact employers.



Employment Law Presentations

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Recruit, Retain and Stay Out of Trouble- Navigating the Hiring Process in a World of Ban the Box | Jo Ellen Whitney

This interactive discussion will cover hiring process issues including EEOC guidance on the use of criminal records and background checks as well as state regulatory guidance.


The Future of Health Care Reform & What it Means for Employers | Susan J. Freed

This session will update employers on legislative proposals for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act with an emphasis on those provisions that impact employers.


I-9 Compliance and Enforcement: Prepare for the New Normal | Lori T. Chesser & Holly M. Logan

Already in 2017, we have a new I-9 form and compliance guidance (the new M-274). Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) is adding 20% capacity and is expected to focus on worksites as well as individuals. Learn how to prepare and respond to the new enforcement regime.


FMLA Bootcamp: How to Tackle Tough Issues | Deborah M. Tharnish & Kelsey K. Crosse

This session will discuss the complexities of the Family Medical Leave Act and advise employers on common mistakes. We will focus on understanding when the FMLA applies to employees asking for leave to "care for" their elderly parents or adult children, how bonuses should be administered when employees are on FMLA leave, and who can be a health care provider. During the session we'll also discuss best practices for how to administer certifications and recertifications and how to curtail FMLA abuse.


 

2:00-2:50 p.m.

Taking Care of Business - Employee Discipline Tara Z. Hall

This session will explore best practices in handling employee discipline including documentation and following the employer's disciplinary policies.


A Very Bumpy Ride: Current Issues in Wage Hour | Jo Ellen Whitney

In, then out, and absolute chaos - this session will focus on issues relating to current wage hour classifications, problems and likely focus areas for the DOL.  It includes a discussion of classification issues, overtime wages and wage deduction matters.


Employment-Based Immigration in the Trump Administration | Lori T. Chesser & Elizabeth S. Van Arkel

Despite President Trump's business background, his administration has signaled a desire to restrict immigration in general and work-related immigration specifically. This session will update employers on the current state of play, and provide our predictions about coming changes and practical steps to prepare and engage.

 

Business and Contract Issues in EmploymentBecky S. Knutson & Jason R. Lawrence



3:00-3:50 p.m.

Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out - Termination Do's and Don'ts | Jo Ellen Whitney & Kelsey Crosse

This interactive session will look at issues of company theft, identity theft, and data security.  We'll also discuss current trends in dealing with these issues as well as pro-active policies to address potential concerns.


Social Media at Work | Becky S. Knutson
This session will review social media policies, uses, NLRB positions on policies and usage and employer rights and remedies when employees when they snap, post, and tweet inappropriately.


Real Life Issues Facing HR Managers | Gene La Suer

This session will cover four real life examples HR managers face. Gene will talk through four situations to work toward solutions. If time permits, attendees may ask their own "real life" questions.


Industrial Disability - What is it? | Jeffrey A. Baker & Rebecca N. Duffy

Learn about the abstract art of determining the industrial disability of an injured employee and the factors that can help mitigate your risk exposure in workers' compensation claims.


Register for a Live Webinar

If you're unable to attend the seminar in person, you have a live webinar option. The seminar will be divided into virtual "rooms" that include all of the sessions. You may register for all the webinars or only the session you want to attend.


Register for Health Law Webinar Room 1


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. | Consent Doesn't Matter - Issues in Employee Use of Social Media and Patient Care | Lynn BöesKen R. Watkins & Jo Ellen Whitney

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. | Nursing Facility Changes to Conditions of Participation: What You Need to Know | Lynn Böes & Ken R. Watkins



REGISTER FOR HEALTH LAW WEBINAR ROOm 2


9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. | Healthcare Enforcement Trends - What To Do When the Government Comes Knocking? | Craig O. Sieverding & Holly M. Logan

10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. | You Want How Much to Move the Piano Here?  Issues in Contracting, Hiring, and Retaining Medical Providers | Susan J. Freed & Jo Ellen Whitney



Keynote Webinar

There is no advance registration for this webinar room. On April 6, please click here to be automatically connected to the presentation. Note that you might not hear anything until the presentation begins.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | The First 77 Days - A Legislative and Regulatory Update for Employers | Scott M. Brennan & Tim R. Coonan



REGISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW WEBINAR ROOM 1


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | Recruit, Retain and Stay Out of Trouble- Navigating the Hiring Process in a World of Ban the Box | Jo Ellen Whitney

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | Taking Care of Business - Employee Discipline Tara Z. Hall

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. | Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out - Termination Do's and Don'ts | Jo Ellen Whitney & Kelsey Crosse


REGISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW WEBINAR ROOM 2


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | The Future of Health Care Reform & What it Means for Employers | Susan J. Freed

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | A Very Bumpy Ride: Current Issues in Wage Hour | Jo Ellen Whitney

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. | Social Media at Work | Becky S. Knutson 



REGISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW WEBINAR ROOM 3


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | I-9 Compliance and Enforcement: Prepare for the New Normal | Lori T. Chesser & Holly M. Logan

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | Employment-Based Immigration in the Trump Administration | Lori T. Chesser & Elizabeth S. Van Arkel

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. | Real Life Issues Facing HR Managers | Gene La Suer



Employment Law Webinar Room 4

There is no advance registration for this webinar room. On April 6, please click here to be automatically connected to the presentation. Note that you might not hear anything until the presentation begins.

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | FMLA Bootcamp: How to Tackle Tough Issues | Deborah M. Tharnish & Kelsey K. Crosse

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | Business and Contract Issues in Employment | Becky S. Knutson Jason R. Lawrence

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. | Industrial Disability - What is it? | Jeffrey A. Baker & Rebecca N. Duffy



REGISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT LAW WEBINAR ROOM 2


1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. | The Future of Health Care Reform & What it Means for Employers | Susan J. Freed

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. | A Very Bumpy Ride: Current Issues in Wage Hour | Jo Ellen Whitney

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. | Social Media at Work | Becky S. Knutson 

Industrial Disability - What is it? | Jeffrey A. Baker & Rebecca N. Duffy