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Indian Nations Law Update - March 2011

March 07, 2011

Godfrey & Kahn's 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Conference

Focus:
Godfrey & Kahn's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group will present a seminar focusing on practical approaches to preventing and managing employment law problems. The seminar will include a labor and employment law update and offer strategies to address changes in the law.

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 three recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). We have applied for approval by the Board of Bar Examiners for three hours of use toward the Wisconsin mandatory CLE requirements.

Dates and Locations:
All conferences run from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monona Terrace, Madison
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hotel Sierra, Green Bay
333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI

Thursday, March 24, 2011
InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee
139 E Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, WI

Sessions:
2011 Labor & Employment Law Update
The DOL's "Plan/Prevent/Protect" (Litigation) Agenda - What it Means to You
Making Sense of Health Reform
How to Prepare For and What to Expect From ERD Hearings and EEOC Investigations
Tips & Tricks to Successfully Complying with the New FMLA Regulations

To register, for more information or questions, please contact Katelin Botsford at
kbotsford@gklaw.com or 414.287.9269.

Canada Enacts Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act

Effective January 31, 2011, the Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act amends Canada's Indian Act to conform with the decision of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia in McIvor v. Canada striking down provisions of the Indian Act that resulted in loss of Indian status by descendants of Indian women who had married non-Indian men while preserving the Indian status of descendants of men who had married non-Indian women. The new law will permit eligible grandchildren of women who lost status as a result of marrying non-Indian men, estimated to number 45,000, to obtain Indian status. Mike Johanns (NE) will join Chairman Barrasso as fellow Republicans on the Committee.

 

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