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Posted on: May 27, 2014

First Annual Employment Law Seminar
November 13, 2014
8:30 a.m. –  noon
Indianapolis Bar Association Offices
135 N Pennsylvania St #1500, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Description of seminar: This seminar will cover basic employment law issues of interest to small employers without dedicated human resources professionals.  Presenters will be selected from the Labor and Employment Section. The IndyBar is working with trade organizations to promote this seminar with a particular emphasis on restaurants and other small employers.
Purposes: This seminar will serve a two-fold purpose. First, this seminar is a way for the IndyBar’s Labor and Employment Section to serve the public by helping to educate small employers about employment law and their obligations under it. Second, this seminar will provide speaking opportunities for Labor and Employment Section members.
Proposed agenda: 
Introduction: What laws apply to you and what do they require? (30 minutes)
The Essentials: Best practices for hiring, disciplining, and firing (1 hour)
Hot Topics in Wages: overtime, deductions, tips (1 hour)
Recordkeeping: employee personnel files and related information (including I-9s) (30 minutes)
NOTE: All topics should focus on small employers, particularly restaurants.
Call for Presentations:
If you are a member of the IndyBar’s Labor & Employment Section and interested in speaking at this seminar, please submit the following to Chris Walsh by June 15, 2014. Selected speakers will be required to submit their written materials and a Power Point presentation by September 15, 2014.
Years in practice:
Focus of your practice:
Representative prior speaking engagements, including titles, dates, and locations:
Please provide 3 references who are familiar with your prior speaking engagements.
Please state which of the above topic(s) you would be interested in speaking on and describe generally how you would approach and cover this topic in your presentation:
If you would propose an alternative topic, please describe it and why you believe it would be of interest to small employers.
Items to note:
  • Turning in a presentation abstract does not guarantee you a spot on the agenda. The seminar planning committee will select speakers from among the proposals. You will be notified if you are chosen and you will then be sent a speaker contract, on which your signature is required. 
  • Speakers are not compensated for this seminar, nor will speakers be reimbursed for any expenses.
  • Because this seminar is directed toward non-attorney employers, CLE cannot be granted to attendees or presenters.
If you have any questions regarding the speaker presentation form, please email Chris Walsh.


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