Pay Equity, #metoo: Everything Your PEO Needs to Know
You have probably heard of the #metoo movement and can expect to for the foreseeable future as states like California and New York are passing #metoo movement-related legislation. As a PEO, you need to be aware of these developments and understand the potential joint employer risk given that the PEO controls the payment of wages. PEOs have a decent defense against joint liability; however, the liability is indirectly the PEO’s problem given the EPLI coverage provided by the PEO. Also, over 30 states have introduced pay equity bills and the EEOC has made it clear that pay equity is one of its six essential priorities. You need to stay on top of all of these laws and regulations, so our expert panel will help keep you informed.
What should arbitration agreements look like and what should/can be required to be arbitrated? Should there be a PEO arbitration agreement or worksite employer arbitration agreement, or both? These questions and many more will be answered during this session. The panelists will also cover epic systems and mandatory arbitration agreements and class action waivers. They will also discuss how an arbitration agreement should be introduced into the PEO/worksite employee/worksite employer relationship in order to ensure applicability to all parties and will introduce the concept of third party beneficiary to an arbitration agreement. Finally, you will learn the mandatory arbitration of harassment claims and how to move forward if your PEO is ever put in this situation.
A Day in the Legal Life of a PEO: An Ask the Experts Panel
You asked, we listened. We brought back the long-running Ask the Experts Panel with our PEO legal experts who will discuss what a “typical” day looks like as a PEO attorney. You will then be able to ask your burning questions of these legal experts! You will have the opportunity to send in questions in advance if you prefer not to ask live in the audience.
Marijuana & Your PEO Legal Operations
Now that marijuana is legal in many states (some for medical and some for recreational purposes), how does this affect the workplace? This panel will discuss drug testing, reasonable suspicion, and protections under state law for medical marijuana or disability. You will hear the legal angle from an outside counsel and from a PEO in-house counsel. There are additional conflicts between federal and state laws and regulations such as Medicare, for instance. What does this mean as the employer? Can you exclude a client? You will have all these questions answered and many others. Bring your munchies, and join us for this timely update.
This session will focus on hot button PEO legal ethics issues. Topics will include: document preservation; who is the client and who you work for; maintaining confidentiality; and how to deal with multi-party representation. Our expert speakers will cover these topics and others, and will work on an interactive case study with the group. All lawyers who need ethics credit must attend the session and sign in at the beginning.
Case Law Update
William Hays Weissman of Littler Mendelsohn and Steve Pletcher of Scopelits, Garvin, Light, Hansen, & Feary will deliver one of the most highly rated portions of the program: an update on the key cases and developments in employment law over the past year. This is a can’t-miss session. Consider it an invaluable addition to your legal toolkit.
Everything Happening in the States
All too often attention is focused on major federal compliance issues. NAPEO’s state government affairs team along with outside counsel will bring a sharp focus to key issues of state law compliance. What are the key PEO differences among states? How do you make your CSA work in multiple jurisdictions? What are the keys to compliance? Remember, state requirements are frequently tougher than federal requirements. See what NAPEO has been doing around the country on your behalf. An essential session for PEOs.
Earn CLE Credit at NAPEO’s PEO Capitol Summit
NAPEO has applied for continuing legal education (CLE) credit in 28 states and a total of 510 minutes of general instruction, including 60 minutes of ethics instruction. Depending on the state, this is 8.00 to 10.20 credit hours, including 1.00 to 1.20 ethics credit hours. Thus far, 16 states have approved NAPEO’s program; applications are still pending in 12 other states, as shown on the map below.
If you are in need of CLE credit, please be sure to sign the master CLE roster at the NAPEO registration desk. For those attending the ethics session on Thursday morning, please remember to sign the CLE ethics session roster at the start of the session. For those in need of New Jersey CLE credit, please remember to sign out on the master and ethics CLE session rosters.
If you require CLE credit in a state not highlighted on the map below, feel free to request a general letter of attendance and any supporting materials needed for your self-reporting purposes. For any questions and requests, please contact Taylor Oster.
Continuing Professional Education at NAPEO’s PEO Capitol Summit
NAPEO is an approved Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) recertification provider and is pleased to offer 8.50 PDCs for this year’s conference. NAPEO has also applied for 8.50 HR (General) credit hours towards SPHR/PHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). As a National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Sponsor, NAPEO also provides 10.20 CPA CPE credits for this year’s conference. 8.50 South Carolina CPE credits are currently pending approval.
If you require any continuing professional education credit, please remember to sign in on the Continuing Professional Education sign-in sheet at the NAPEO registration desk.
If your continuing education program is not mentioned above, feel free to request a general letter of attendance and any supporting materials needed for your self-reporting purposes. For any questions and requests, please contact Taylor Oster.