Workplace issues focus of Nov. 16 conference

Human resources professionals, general counsel, business owners and all who deal with employees need a playbook to keep up with changing laws, regulations and other issues impacting today’s workplace.  Butzel Long’s 30th Annual Labor, Employment, Benefits and Immigration Law Forum will focus on a variety of these legal matters on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel located at 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

The seminar begins with registration at 7:15 a.m. The conference takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $190 registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials.

“The attraction and retention of talent, particularly skilled and technical talent, is a significant challenge for many employers today,” said Daniel B. Tukel, chair of Butzel Long’s Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Department. “In addition to a broad variety of labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration workshops, this year, we have a talent attraction and retention track, with three different workshops devoted to that issue from a variety of different perspectives.”

Workshop session topics include:

• It’s a Brave New World in Immigration.

• Workplace Investigations.

• The NLRB Doesn’t Bother Me!

• Incentives that Attract and Retain Talent.

• U.S. Entry issues: Strategies for Successful Visa Applications.

• Do We Really Have to Pay for That?

• Employers’ Affirmative Obligations.

• Hiring the Competition.

• Affirmative Action Plans and Reporting Requirements.

• Sexual Orientation: The Government Cannot Agree, So What Should You Do as an Employer?

• Workplace Violence and the Emotionally Challenged Employee.

• Retention in the Millennial Age.

A highlight of the program will be discussion on the Best Practices of the Best and Brightest Companies with Jennifer Kluge, publisher of Corp! Magazine. She also is the president and CEO, of the organization which runs the competition for the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

For additional information or to register online, visit For inquiries, contact Jonathan Spencer at 313-983-6995 or email at