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Recent Developments in Employment Law 2017 – Dec. 15

TOPICS:
Welcome & Introduction
– Mark R. Waterfill, Chair

How To Handle Employment Law Ethical Matters
– Arend J. Abel

Drug Testing
– Craig W. Wiley

Social Media 2017
– Jan Michelsen

Retaliation
– Stephanie Jane Hahn

Non-Compete Roundup
– Hannesson I. Murphy

ADA / FMLA Update
– Alan L. McLaughlin

FLSA Update
– Ellen E. Boshkoff

Hiring
– Candace A. Bankovich

Update on LGBT and Title VII
– Mark R. Waterfill
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FACULTY:
Mark R. Waterfill, Chair
Mark R. Waterfill, Attorney at Law, P.C., Indianapolis

Arend J. Abel
Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

Candace A. Bankovich
Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis

Ellen E. Boshkoff
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis

Stephanie Jane Hahn
Attorney at Law, Indianapolis

Alan L. McLaughlin
Littler Mendelson, P.C., Indianapolis

Jan Michelsen
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Indianapolis

Hannesson I. Murphy
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Craig W. Wiley
Jackson Lewis P.C., Indianapolis
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RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN
EMPLOYMENT LAW 2017
6 CLE / 1 E – Friday, December 15
9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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2017 Year in Review – Dec. 5-6: Starts Tomorrow!

DAY 1 TOPICS:
Welcome and Introduction
– Alan M. Hux, Program Chair

Ethics Law Update
– Charles M. Kidd & Kevin P. McGoff

Constitutional Law Update
– Kenneth J. Falk

Tort Law Update
– Roy T. Tabor – Plaintiff Perspective
– Thomas Rosta – Defense Perspective

Income Tax Update
– Richard L. Bartholomew

Data Breach & Cybersecurity Liabilities
– William C. Wagner

Unmanned Aircraft Systems / Drone Liabilities
– Richard S. Pitts

The Expungement Process
– Michael J. Bruzzese

Criminal Law Update
– Maureen T. Keefe

DAY 2 TOPICS:
Insurance Law Update
– John C. Trimble

Family Law
– Andrew Z. Soshnick

Employment Law Update
– Stephanie Jane Hahn

Recent Developments in Estate Planning
– Todd I. Glass

Elder Law Update
– Robert W. Fechtman

Recent Developments in Real Estate Law
– Andrew B. Buroker

Bankruptcy Law Update
– Thomas P. Yoder
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FACULTY:
Alan M. Hux – Program Chair
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Richard L. Bartholomew
Girardot, Strauch & Co, Lafayette, IN

Michael J. Bruzzese
Paganelli Law Group, Carmel, IN

Andrew B. Buroker
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Kenneth J. Falk
American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Robert W. Fechtman
Fechtman Law Office, Indianapolis, IN

Todd I. Glass
Fine & Hatfield, Evansville, IN

Stephanie Jane Hahn
Attorney At Law, Indianapolis, IN

Maureen T. Keefe
Attorney at Law, Carmel, IN

Charles M. Kidd
Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, Indianapolis, IN

Kevin P. McGoff
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Richard S. Pitts
Arlington / Roe & Co., Indianapolis

Thomas E. Rosta
Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN

Andrew Z. Soshnick
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Roy T. Tabor
Tabor Law Firm, LLP, Indianapolis, IN

John C. Trimble
Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis, IN

William C. Wagner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Thomas P. Yoder
Barrett & McNagny LLP, Fort Wayne, IN
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2017 YEAR IN REVIEW
12 CLE / 1 E – Tuesday & Wednesday, December 5-6
9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Both Days

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– Ritz Charles, Carmel

LIVE GROUP WEBCASTS
– Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Evansville (Central Time)
– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
– Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Indianapolis
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
– Blue Chip Hotel & Casino, Michigan City
– May Oberfell Lorber, Mishawaka
– DeFur Voran, Muncie

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCASTS
Day 1 -or- Day 2  from your home or office computer

VIDEO REPLAY SEMINARS
– Available after Live Seminar date

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Little Known Provision of New Law Provides Tax Relief and Benefits for Small Employers

By Richard Mann, Richard A. Mann, P.C., Indianapolis

Congress passed and the President has signed into law the 21St Century Cures act. While most of what you will read in the media is about how it attacks opiate addictions which is a great goal. It also reauthorized Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA). This was a plan where an employer could reimburse employees for medical expenses including the employees cost of health insurance. To qualify, you must incur the expense and the employer must have a plan. Basically, it allows small employers (who do not fall under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate to cover employees i.e. less than 50 employees) to create a plan to reimburse the employee when the employee obtains their own health insurance. If an employer supplies the insurance, then the plan does not qualify and the employer cannot deduct from the employee’s check to fund the plan.

One might ask why have the plan if you cannot afford to pay for your employee’s health insurance then how can you afford this?

First, you do not have to pay the entire costs. You can pay a portion which allows the employee to purchase health insurance for themselves. Such provisions were in the law a few years ago, but it was repealed by the ACA commonly known as Obamacare. I provided such a plan for my employees.

Second, both you and your employee will like that the plan allows you to pay it tax free to your employees meaning you do not pay the additional employment taxes and your employee receive it tax free. There are restrictions that can affect the taxability on the employees end that can be eliminated by your plan.

For additional information you can refer to the law this Forbes Article or refer to the language of in Section 18001.

I had such a plan and my employees were very disappointed when it was abolished. The law is effective January 1, 2017, so you should contact your CPA as soon as possible to explore the benefits. It is a great method to incentivize your employees to have health insurance and make it more affordable without increasing your employment taxes or their taxes.

Prepared by Richard A. Mann of Richard A. Mann, P.C. Attorney at Law.

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Richard A. Mann has been practicing Family Law for more than 36 years in the Indianapolis area and throughout the State of Indiana. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by the Family Law Certification Committee, a Registered Family Law and Civil Law Mediator and Guardian ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator. Mr. Mann and his firm, Richard A. Mann, P.C. Attorneys at Law, are proud to have been one of the firms who represented Same-Sex couples who were successful in overturning Indiana’s ban on Same-Sex marriage. He continues to fight discrimination in the law.

While a large portion of Mr. Mann’s practice is in the Family Law area he also represents several corporations on contract, personnel and other matters. He also has a varied General Practice in wills, estates, juvenile matters, collections, probate throughout the state of Indiana. Mr. Mann has tried murder cases as well as a death penalty case.

Mr. Mann has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers SuperLawyers Edition for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.

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Recent Developments in Employment Law 2016 – Next Tuesday – Dec. 13

TOPICS:
* How to Handle Employment Law Ethical Matters
* Drug Testing in the Workplace
* Social Media 2016: Troubling Tweets, Facebook Fumbles,
& YouTube Yahoos that Plague the Workplace

* The New Federal Trade Secrets Act
* Employment Potpourri: Navigating the New FLSA Overtime Rules
& Other Recent Changes Keeping
 Executive Up At Night
* U.S. Supreme Court Employment Law Update
* Equal Pay Act
* Dealing with Workplace Violence
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FACULTY:
Mark R. Waterfill – Chair
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, Indianapolis

Arend J. Abel
Cohen & Malad, LLP, Indianapolis

Peter S. Beering
Attorney at Law, Indianapolis

Cristina A. Costa
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis

Kathleen A. DeLaney
DeLaney & DeLaney LLC, Indianapolis

Professor Barbara J. Fick
Associate Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School, South Bend

Jan S. Michelsen
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Indianapolis

Hannesson I. Murphy
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis

Craig W. Wiley
Jackson Lewis P.C., Indianapolis
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2016 RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT LAW
6 CLE / 1 E – Tuesday, December 13
9:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE GROUP WEBCASTS
– Taft Law Office, Indianapolis
– Ice Miller Law Office, Indianapolis
– May Oberfell Lorber Law Office, Mishawaka

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

VIDEO REPLAY SEMINARS
– Available statewide after Live Seminar date

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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