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Clair Fisher Law Series: Age Discrimination
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When: September 18, 2017
6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Farm Bureau Insurance
5400 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA  50266
United States
Contact: Central Iowa SHRM

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The HR-Related Law Series is a four-part series on the legal aspects of human resource management leading to a Certificate in HR Related Law. The series topics include Compensation and Benefits Law, Special Issues, Labor Relations and Discrimination.

The Basics…..
Do you hire employees?
Do you interpret personnel policies and procedures?
Do you discipline or discharge employees?

Every day legislative bodies, courts and executive agencies issue new opinions that can have significant impact on your organization. The escalating risks of liability for failure to understand and adhere to these laws and regulations, including criminal sanctions, make it mandatory to know the full requirements of these laws and what to do about them in your own organization.

•How can you keep up with new HR laws?
•How can you limit your organization’s exposure to employee litigation?
•How can you learn what practical actions you should take in the workplace?
•How can you gain the confidence to make important decisions in this complex field?

Teams of attorneys will present a series on “need to know” employment topics. You will be brought up-to-date, share ideas and current issues with your peers as well as interact with attorneys focusing on the laws and regulations affecting employee-related law. Developed and taught by Central Iowa attorneys, you will build a foundation in both Federal and State of Iowa legal regulations as well as become better prepared to comply with the particular laws that affect your organization.

Who should attend?
•Senior managers new to the human resource field
•Human resource staff members seeking advancement
•Training directors
•Employee benefits directors
•Employee relations managers
•Other mid-level managers seeking career change or enhancement

What benefits will you receive?
•An intensive six-week course in comp & benefits law to improve the job performance and skills of human resource management.
•Insights, feedback and support from attorneys who have faced the challenge of employee lawsuits.
•The opportunity to share your experiences.
•Written reference materials.
•Certificate upon passing all four sessions and will be awarded at the Annual Breakfast Banquet.
•HRCI Recertification Credit. (To be completed on an individual basis - please use the session information page as a copy of your agenda.)

Upon completion, you will be more aware of the legal implications of human resource decisions and be in a better position to prevent lawsuits, charges, and other difficulties associated with non-compliance.

Members: $325 for all six sessions; $70 for individual sessions
Non-Members: $350 for all six sessions; $90 for individual sessions

The Sessions…
(Order of sessions are subject to change within the scheduled dates.)

Monday, September 11
Disability Discrimination
Presented by Hugh Cain, Hopkins and Huebner, P.C.
Thousands of charges per year are filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act with issues of discharge and failure to accommodate leading the way. This section will focus on understanding disability law under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Iowa Civil Rights Act.

Monday, September 18
Age Discrimination
Presented by Gayla Harrison, Harrison, Moreland, Webber, & Simplot, P.C.
The ABC’s of age discrimination—what practices are unlawful under federal and state laws. This section will provide a general overview of age discrimination law with special emphasis on recognizing problem areas in a reduction-in-force and obtaining valid ADEA waivers.

Monday, September 25
Sex Discrimination
Presented by Frank Harty, Nyemaster Goode, P.C.
This session will focus on the myriad types of sex discrimination claims companies may be forced to deal with today. A brief history of sex discrimination claims, including pregnancy-related claims, will help set the stage for understanding the novel issues being raised in the sex discrimination arena, such as discreet non-sexual claims, sexual harassment claims, equal pay and glass ceiling claims, claims between members of the same sex, claims against female supervisors and class action sexual harassment claims.

Monday, October 4
Responding to Internal and External Complaints
Presented by Jill Jensen-Welch, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.
Companies perform internal investigations relating to their employees in numerous situations including when the company has received an internal complaint of discrimination. In addition, a thorough understanding of how the EEOC, Iowa Civil Right Commission, or Local Human Rights Commission handles a discrimination complaint will aid you in shaping a thorough and understandable response in charges of discrimination. This section will focus on tips which may help your company conduct effective, efficient and legally defensive investigations which may cut down on employment related litigation costs. You will also learn how to prepare an effective response letter, understanding the agency’s investigative process and when mediation/arbitration would be an effective resolution technique in a discrimination case.

Monday, October 11
Presented by Bridget Penick, Fredrikson and Byron, P.C.
This session will focus on providing an understanding of the employer’s and employee’s obligations and rights under FMLA. Special attention will be given to avoiding discrimination claims under the FMLA, as well as understanding the FMLA’s interplay and Americans with Disabilities Act and other anti-discrimination laws.

Monday, October 18
Religion/Race/National Origin Discrimination
Presented by Kelsey Crosse, Davis Brown Law Firm
This session will focus on recognizing and handling potential issues of religion or race discrimination, including cases of reverse discrimination in the workplace. A discussion of anti-discrimination laws covering religion or race discrimination will focus on the obligation those laws place on Iowa employers, as well as practical tips recognizing and dealing with religious or racial harassment between co-workers.

Monday, October 23: Off Week


All six sessions:
Member: $325
Non-member: $350

Individual sessions:
Member: $70 each
Non-member: $90 each

Monday, October 30: Test Date