Wiggin and Dana Client Briefing

May 7, 2014 at 8:00am12:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn Milford, 291 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT

Wiggin and Dana cordially invites you to a complimentary half-day Client Briefing, offering three HR Circle sessions, followed by lunch. Attorneys from the Labor, Employment and Benefits group will address recent developments in labor and employment law in three key areas, with a focus on approaches to help your organization deal with these developments in a practical way.

We hope that you will join us for the entire program and have lunch with us, but you may leave early or come late if that is what your schedule permits. Seating for this Briefing is limited, so please register early.

Client Briefing Agenda:

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
The Hiring and "Onboarding" Process
While most employers focus on how to deal with current employees, equal attention should be given to the legal implications in the hiring process. This session will address employment applications; offer letters and employment agreements; background checks and the limitations imposed on such checks; physical exams and drug testing; confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants; and arbitration agreements.

9:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Data Security in the Workplace
There are two kinds of businesses: those that know they have been hacked and those that don't know it yet. As security breaches and data thefts become everyday headlines, this session will provide guidance on what you can and should be doing to protect sensitive information in the workplace. We will identify what information should be protected, where such information may be found in your office, and compliance with applicable federal and state laws. We will also highlight best practices, avoidable mistakes, and model policies that should be part of your employee handbooks.

11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Performance Management – An Update
The performance management process remains a critical tool in litigation avoidance and defense. During this session, we will review "best practices"; recent cases where performance reviews were an integral part of the court's decision; and the lessons learned from these rulings, with suggestions you can implement to assist your employer with claim avoidance and litigation defense.

12:30 p.m.
After the Circle
Have more questions? Join us for lunch to answer your questions or continue the discussion from the day's programs.