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Indian Nations Law Update - April 2013

April 10, 2013

Godfrey & Kahn's 24th Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
Godfrey & Kahn's Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group will present its annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in April at three locations throughout the state of Wisconsin. The seminar will include an update on recent changes in federal and state employment law, and a discussion of best practices and practical approaches to managing employment law problems. All conferences run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Locations and dates are:

  • Thursday, April 11 - Madison (Monona Terrace)
  • Wednesday, April 17 - Green Bay (Lambeau Field Atrium)
  • Wednesday, April 24 - Milwaukee (InterContinental Hotel)

The seminar, which is offered free of charge, is designed to serve the needs of executives, in-house counsel, human resource professionals and front-line supervisors. Godfrey & Kahn has applied for 3 recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and has also applied for 3 hours of Wisconsin mandatory CLE credits from the Board of Bar Examiners.

Godfrey & Kahn's Tribal Employment Law Practice
Godfey & Kahn has experience in all areas of labor and employment law and has assisted tribes in formulating strategies to prevent union organization of enterprise employees and with Fair Labor Standards Act issues, employment policies and establishment of best practices.

Godfrey & Kahn and Cottingham & Butler Present Affordable Care Act Conference
Godfrey & Kahn benefits attorney Todd Cleary and Adam Jensen, Vice-President of Compliance & Human Resource Consulting at Cottingham & Butler, presented "The Affordable Care Act: What do we know and where do we go from here?" at the Madison Club on April 4, 2013. The program focused on the impact of health care reform on employers, employees and the industry, and presentations included "Health Care Reform Legal Update and Potential Impacts" and "Opportunities for Plan Sponsors Under the Affordable Care Act."

Modern Healthcare recently included Godfrey & Kahn in its "Largest Healthcare Law Firms" listing. The survey lists the nation's 79 largest health care law firms based on a blended score of health care lawyers employed in 2011 and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) membership as of July 27, 2012. Godfrey & Kahn has assisted tribes in connection with a wide variety of health law issues, including financing of facilities, quality assurance, certification, HIPAA and other compliance and professional contracting.

Godfrey & Kahn Updates of Note
In addition to this monthly Indian Nations Law Update, Godfrey & Kahn regularly publishes updates, alerts and blog entries by lawyers in other practice areas. Recent items of interest to our Indian country clients include:

"Department of Labor Issues Final FMLA Regulations"
By Margaret Kurlinski

"Fiscal Cliff Legislation Can Help Your Tribe Obtain Energy Independence"
By John L. Clancy

"HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Has Important Changes for Business Associates and Covered Entities"
By M. Scott LeBlanc

"Important Health Care 'Pay or Play' Rule and Other Developments for Employers"
By Todd Cleary

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