SHRM-Atlanta’s 2nd Annual Legal Summit will guide your understanding of the complex legal landscape that affects your organization. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with legal peers and learn through discussion so you can stay current and in compliance with the ever-changing U.S. legislative landscape. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain an insider’s look at public policy issues that impact your workforce and workplace!
Earn 6.5 SHRM PDCs/HRCI CEUs
Learn about the most important legal topics that affect you and your organization.
Hear from some of the top legal experts in Atlanta, sharing the most up-to-date information.
Participate in interactive discussions by connecting with others and deepening your knowledge.
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|7:00 AM – 8:00 AM||Registration, Networking Breakfast & Resource Partner Connections|
|8:00 AM – 9:15 AM||
Greg Hare – Ogletree Deakins
Whistleblowers. Divisiveness. Protected Concerted Activity. Anti-Retaliation. Whatever happened to loyalty, fidelity, discipline, efficiency and structure? How can a company build a productive and pleasant workforce if the law offers so much protection to subversive employees who act in their own self-interests, based on their own uniquely self-serving and misguided notions of “justice” and righteousness? How far is too far … how much infidelity and drama must a company tolerate? It seems like courts and agencies are protecting and enabling bad behavior. This session will give employers guidance on best practices for developing effective and lawful response strategies. Ogletree Deakins will facilitate a discussion that will equip your HR team with strategies to tackle these and similar issues head-on, to best posture your organization to achieve a greater degree of certainty and legal protection.
|9:15 AM – 9:30 AM||Break|
|9:30 AM – 10:45 AM||
Karen Winarsky – Fragomen
This session will focus on the hurdles U.S. companies are being faced with under the Trump Administration. Learn how you can prepare your workforce to navigate these changes in the ever-changing immigration environment.
SHRM BoCK: Global & Cultural Effectiveness, HR Expertise
|10:45 AM – 11:00 AM||Break|
|11:00 AM – 12:15 PM|
|12:15 PM – 1:30 PM||
Enjoy Lunch with the Employment Law specialists … come ready to challenge your table’s lawyer with your most vexing, confounding and challenging labor & employment law dilemmas!
|1:30 PM – 2:45 PM||
Leslie Dent – Littler
Patricia Martin – Littler
With increased awareness among employees regarding pay equity in the workplace, employers need to be prepared for closer scrutiny of pay practices in anticipation of a proactive plaintiffs’ bar and potential class actions in this area.
Employers are balancing legal obligations, employee engagement and talent retention considerations in an era where some employers are publicly transparent about their “pay gaps” and related strategies. Attendees will receive both an update on recent developments and compliance guidelines and recommendations for dealing with this rapidly evolving area of the law.
SHRM BoCK: Ethical Practice, HR Expertise
|2:45 PM – 3:00 PM||Break|
|3:00 PM – 4:30 PM||
Doug Kertscher – Hill Kertscher & Ward
How do your HR policies, practices and actions look from the “other perspective” … from the other side of the table, in the eyes of lawyers who represent employees? What mistakes raise red flags and are likely to get your company sued for discrimination, harassment, improper wage payment, retaliation, etc. Two of Atlanta’s most highly-regarded plaintiffs’ lawyers share their insights and stories, gleaned from years of employment litigation experience.
|4:30 PM – 5:00 PM||Closing Remarks|
The 2019 Legal Summit will take place at the AT&T Corporate Offices in Buckhead.
1025 Lenox Park Blvd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319
Parking is complimentary.
March 1 – April 10
April 11 – April 18
April 19 – May 5
After May 5
Best option! Includes 1 Year of SHRM-Atlanta Membership
The 2019 SHRM-Atlanta Legal Summit is sponsored by:
Ogletree Deakins lawyers represent companies in Atlanta and around the country in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment litigation, HR counseling, wage and hour law, labor law, business immigration, employee benefits, workplace safety and health law. www.ogletreedeakins.com
Are you interested in sponsoring with SHRM-Atlanta? Click here to view our 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus.