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Compliance Conference 2016

August 31, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT


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The New Overtime Rule: A Fair Day’s Pay for a Fair Day’s Work

Karen M. Smith

Karen M. Smith

This phrase has been around for a long time and has meant many different things throughout the course of history. It is also currently one of the themes of the Obama Administration and is being used by the Department of Labor (DOL) to underscore various initiatives – initiatives that are designed to give millions of Americans a pay raise. With the DOL’s final rule implementing an increase in the salary level needed to classify an employee as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), what are some things you need to be prepared for, from reclassification of employees, to restructuring compensation systems, to budgeting? And, what other initiatives do you need to be aware of that could have an impact on how or what amount you pay your employees?

Karen M. Smith concentrates her practice on employment and employment litigation, representing businesses in a variety of industries, including 3PLs, warehousing and logistics companies, manufacturing operations, clients in the soft-drink bottling industry, financial institutions, and a number of doctors’ groups and hospitals. She has successfully tried and defended numerous discrimination, harassment, reduction-in-force, wrongful termination, and wage and hour lawsuits in both state and federal courts across the country.

In addition to litigation matters, Ms. Smith has worked with clients undergoing OFCCP, EEOC, and wage and hour audits and assists with responses to charges before these tribunals and similar state agencies. She offers general employment counseling and advice, including assistance with employee handbooks and policies, FLSA and FMLA compliance issues, review of discharge and disciplinary actions, investigations of workplace complaints, and conducting of employee training. She has helped conduct comprehensive employment audits for a nationally recognized fast food chain, including spot check investigations at various facilities and regional offices.


Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Military Lending Act (MLA), Changes in the Compliance Culture and What’s Ahead

Tonia Taylor photo

Tonia Taylor

Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

Haven’t completed your required annual BSA training yet? No worries as we will accomplish this requirement during the BSA Overview and CDD/EDD updates session. During this session we will discuss the basic requirements of your credit union’s BSA program as well as recent updates for the new Beneficial Ownership rules and what that means for your Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence programs.

Military Lending Act (MLA)

Are you ready for the October 3 compliance date? We will walk through the changes in the revised Military Lending Act regulation that includes not only it expanded application and the new military lending cap, but also prohibited terms and the new disclosures. If you make consumer loans, this is information you will want to know.

Changes in the Compliance Culture and What’s Ahead

With the ever changing regulatory environment, increased mergers and acquisitions, challenges with the aging baby boomers and the younger millennial generation entering into the financial system have you checked your compliance structure lately? Let’s discuss the role of your compliance structure and personnel and their role to help lead your credit union into the future.

Tonia Taylor is a Compliance Manager at PolicyWorks providing regulatory compliance guidance in mortgage lending, deposit operations and Bank Secrecy Act compliance. She works with credit union professionals to provide training on current laws and regulations. Tonia has 14 years of experience in the financial services industry in a variety of roles where she wrote policies and procedures, worked on management teams to create compliance solutions for new products and services and wrote compliance publications for members.

EEOC and Other Federal Agency Compliance Regarding Personnel Matters

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Stacie Caraway

This session will focus on the new EEOC Guidance materials regarding employer obligations to provide leave and other accommodations to disabled and pregnant employees. This session will also review the EEOC’s new position regarding information employers are not supposed to request or otherwise have from employees relating to wellness programs. We will also look at new requirements from the DOL and the OFCCP which apply to credit unions as federal contractors.

Stacie Caraway is an employment law strategist, litigator and trainer advising national, regional and local employers on general employment law matters focusing on FMLA, ADA, pregnancy accommodation, hiring, discipline and termination issues. Ms. Caraway develops, reviews and updates human resource policies and supporting agreements, and represents employers in local, state and federal legal proceedings including the DOL, EEOC and state human rights commission investigations, mediations and lawsuits throughout the United States.


Registration 7:30 a.m.
Session 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch at noon

Educational Investment

  • $449 per person
  • Early Bird: $349 per person for registrations received two weeks prior to the conference.
  • FREE for Credit unions with assets less than $5 million.
  • Non-Affiliated Credit Unions $649. Early bird $549.

Click here to register online…


See venue information below. Reserve your hotel room by August 19 to get the reduced rate of $139.


Business casual. Be sure to bring a sweater, as personal comfort levels vary.

Questions or Special Needs

Call Trish Patterson at 800-572-7359 or 423-899-2425, extension 1208.


Refunds will be issued until 10 days prior to the conference, less a $50 administration fee per person. Substitutions accepted anytime. All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing.

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August 31, 2016
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Tennessee Credit Union League
P.O. Box 21550
Chattanooga, TN 37424-0550
Ph: 423-899-2425 or 800-572-7359
FAX: 423-899-8726