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Here’s How to Justify Your Trip – Spring 2019 CUE Conference in Atlanta

  • April 1, 2019

Here’s How to Justify Your Trip – Spring 2019 CUE Conference in Atlanta

If you haven’t registered for the Spring 2019 CUE Conference, now is the time. This conference features awesome keynotes like Dee Ann Turner and Chris Tuff.

Keynote Speaker: Dee Ann Turner

Keynote Speaker: Dee Ann Turner

Dee Ann Turner, LLC, works globally with organizations who want to grow talent management practices, transform and strengthen culture, and develop an “It’s My Pleasure” service model. Dee Ann serves as a frequent speaker to organizations and conferences where she shares her more than 30 years of experience hiring and developing talent and transforming organizational culture.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Tuff

Keynote Speaker: Chris Tuff

Chris Tuff became the youngest partner in the 100-year history of the Atlanta-based advertising agency, 22squared, where he turned a team of Millennials from an “investment” to a major profit center in short order. He serves as their EVP and Director of Content Marketing and Partnerships.

Millennials, the world’s largest generation, will make up 75% of the workforce by 2030. What does it really take to successfully harness the talent of Millennials in the office? The author of a new book, The Millennial Whisperer, Tuff knows what it takes to succeed in the workplace and manage Millennials.

Register today!

Cutting Edge Lineup of Topic includes:

Employee Engagement and Best Practices

  • Keynote: Bet on Talent- Creating a Remarkable Culture – Dee Ann Turner
  • Keynote: The Rising Generation of American Workers – Chris Tuff
  • Sunday Side Chat: Recruiting and Onboard Best Practices
  • Creating a Customer-Centric Culture and Engaged Employees
  • Industry Discussion Groups
  • Employee Advocacy for Supervisors
  • Silicon Valley and Changing the Culture
  • East Penn: Protecting and Preserving our Culture
  • Creating a Positive Environment at The Home Depot

Positive Employee Relations And Labor

  • 2019 Labor Law and Policy Update
  • 2019 NLRB Update
  • Labor Relations 101
  • Ask the Experts Panel
  • Sunday Side Chat: How to Talk about the “U” Word
  • Live Demo: Creating a 25th Hour Video
  • Campaign Case Study: CenterPoint Energy
  • Managing High-Risk Terminations
  • Voice of the Hourly Worker

Register today!

CUEAPALOOZA: Work, Life, and Very Little Balance

It wouldn’t be a CUE event without a great off-site networking event on Monday night.

Join us for food, fun, networking, and entertainment on Monday night (6 – 8 PM) while enjoying sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline from the 26th floor of the beautiful Buckhead Club, located just across the street from the InterContinental hotel.

We will have multiple entertainment options for your enjoyment, including some green screen shenanigans by the Projections team, DJ Mike Jones and an improv group from Dad’s Garage.

Need help getting approved? We even wrote the approval request for you to share with your boss.

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Department of Labor releases joint employer rule

  • April 1, 2019

DOL releases joint employer rule

The Labor Department introduced a proposed regulation today that would make it harder to hold businesses jointly liable when their franchisees or contractors violate the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The DOL proposal would use a four-part test to determine whether a business is jointly liable under the 1938 law, which governs minimum wage and overtime. The test would weigh whether the business has the power to hire and fire; to supervise schedules and “conditions of employment”; to set pay, and to maintain employment records.

The proposal would weaken an Obama-era DOL guidance that said a business need have only indirect control over employees to be held jointly liable.

“The proposed changes would provide courts with a clearer method for determining joint employer status, promote greater uniformity among court decisions, and reduce litigation,” said Keith Sonderling, acting administrator for DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, in a written statement.

The NLRB has proposed its own joint employer rule under the National Labor Relations Act that would repeal an Obama-era standard set under the NLRB’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision.

Former employees sue IBM for age discrimination

  • March 28, 2019

Former employees sue IBM for age discrimination

Lawsuit

According to a report from POLITICO, four former employees of IBM sued the tech company today in New York district court on grounds that it violated federal laws prohibiting age discrimination.

The lawsuit charges that in 2014, IBM altered its policy of disclosing the ages of employees affected by group layoffs as required under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

The law, which is intended to protect older workers from age discrimination, requires that when an employer requests that employees over age 40 waive their rights under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the company must furnish a breakdown of the ages of those being fired.

The legal action follows an investigative report published last year by ProPublica that found IBM shed more than 20,000 employees aged 40 and over in a span of five years.

According to today’s legal complaint, IBM altered its severance agreements to require employees waive their rights to file class-action lawsuits alleging age discrimination.

IBM was not immediately available for comment.