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SuperVision Symposium Returns

Our popular SuperVision symposium returns in this, Spilman’s 150th anniversary year, with a look at what’s Next. How can you manage your human resources to achieve your goals in the next year and the next coming years? Renowned speakers and other legal and business professionals will dive into what’s next across the spectrum of HR hot topics, including

  • What’s Next with Arbitration Agreements: Controlling Employee Litigation and Related Costs
  • What’s Next from the NLRB: Shaping the Way Union-Free Employers Focus on Their Workforces
  • What’s Next in Employee Wellness: Maximizing the Productivity of Your Employees
  • What’s Next for Restrictive Covenants: Protecting Your Human Capital and Trade Secrets
  • What’s Next For You? A Discussion of the Next Wave of Critical Employment Issues

This event is offered at no charge to our friends and clients who would benefit from education on labor and employment issues, including company CEOs, presidents, human resource directors, general operations managers and in-house counsel.

Legal and HR continuing education credits will be offered as an additional benefit of attendance.

This event will also be offered Thursday, September 18 in Roanoke, Virginia. While the scheduled sessions will be the same in both locations, some speakers, including the keynote, will differ.

 

Agenda

9:00 – Registration

9:30 – Welcome and Introduction
Jeffrey D. PattonSpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

9:45 – What’s Next with Arbitration Agreements: Controlling Employee Litigation and Related Costs
Eric W. IskraSpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Richard M. WallaceSpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

With a bevy of recent decisions on arbitration agreements from federal and state courts, we will provide practical guidance on how employers can create class action waivers and an effective arbitration program. We will also discuss implementation of enforceable arbitration agreements and waivers in the employment context.

10:45 – What’s Next? A Break

11:00 – What’s Next from the NLRB: Shaping the Way Union-Free Employers Focus on Their Workforces
Steven C. Cochran, HHHunt
King F. Tower, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Kevin L. CarrSpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC 

The NLRB has a full complement of duly appointed and confirmed members and will address myriad issues of concern to both union and nonunion employers. Such measures include “quickie elections” and continued scrutiny of employers’ policies and actions involving social media.

Noon – Keynote Address and Lunch
Tom Walter, Head Baseball Coach, Wake Forest University 

1:30 – What’s Next in Employee Wellness: Maximizing the Productivity of Your Employees
Garrick Throckmorton, Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Dr. Hayes Woolen, Novant Health
Eric E. Kinder, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Erin Jones AdamsSpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

The Affordable Care Act provides employers with a roadmap on how to implement and administer employee wellness programs. We will discuss the components of an effective wellness program, the potential to help your bottom line and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

2:30 – What’s Next for Restrictive Covenants: Protecting Your Human Capital and Trade Secrets
Heinz Little, Debbie’s Staffing
Jeffrey D. Patton, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Carrie M. HarrisSpilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Restrictive covenants prohibiting competition and protecting trade secrets are under siege in the courts. We will provide practical guidance on how companies can best protect their people and their proprietary interests.

3:30 – What’s Next? A Break

3:45 – What’s Next for You? A Discussion of the Next Wave of Critical Employment Issues
Claire Boland, Harsco
Lynn Leary, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Jeffrey D. Patton, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
R. Scott Adams, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Our panel will discuss trends and hot topics on the horizon and answer the questions that mean the most to you and your business.

4:45 – Adjourn

 

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