"Dunder Mifflin" Inspired 2019 Labor & Employment Seminar

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    The Heard Museum
    2301 N Central Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Register now to join us on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, when the Labor and Employment team from “The [Phoenix] Office”, along with special guests from other offices, explore cutting-edge topics of interest to human resources professionals, legal professionals and business owners, against a fun and familiar backdrop.

    Topics and speakers include: 

    • D. Lewis Clark Jr.: “That’s What She Said?” Investigating complaints of bad behavior in the office is hard enough, but when the “World’s Best Boss” gets accused, the stakes are especially high. In this session, we will discuss strategies for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination and harassment, and brainstorm steps on how to implement effective remedial steps, when your most senior executives are in the hot seat. 
    •  Matthew Cooper: “We do safety training every year, or after an accident … We’ve never made it a full year.” “The Office” may be funny, but workplace safety is no laughing matter. In this session, we will discuss recent developments in workplace safety requirements with a particular emphasis on violence prevention. 
    • Michael W. Kelly: “Hey, Mrs. California. I’m sorry about the position you were put in today.” Federal legislation and regulation has taken a backseat to developments at the state level. In this closing session, we will cover emerging state law developments multistate employers should be aware of, with a special emphasis on developments to our due west. 
    • Laura Lawless: “Are you having money problems? No, I’m not having monkey problems!” In this session, we will discuss recent developments in federal wage and hour law, including the treatment of interns and independent contractors, and the status of the overtime regulations. 
    •  Daniel B. Pasternak: “Let’s get this straight: Accommodate?” Federal and state laws require that employers reasonably accommodate employees’ sincerely-held religious beliefs and the disabilities of otherwise qualified employees and applicants. Sounds simple enough, right? Not really. Highlighting recent decisions and novel fact patterns, this presentation will cover when an employer is legally obligated to accommodate employees and what accommodations are reasonable. 
    • Gregory Schneider: “Even if I thought that our printers killed baby seals, I would not be a whistleblower!” The Arizona Employment Protection Act limits employees’ ability to file wrongful termination suits, but how much? During this session, we will review the elements of a wrongful termination claim and strategies for building an effective defense to them.
    • US$90 per person, first attendee
    • US$75 per person, two attendees
    • US$65 per person, three or more attendees

    Discount of 10% for Arizona Restaurant Association members and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    7:30 a.m. – Registration and breakfast
    8:25 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Seminar
    11:50 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch

    Approval for CLE, HRCI and SHRM credits are pending

    Christopher Timms,  +1 602 528 4110