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When Religion and Work Collide

  • July 10, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott (formerly Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center), Fargo ND


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When Religion and Work Collide

Educational Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Cynthia Bremer or David McKinney

To register:  When Religion and Work Collide

Program Summary: 

Religious accommodations continue to be an area of uncertainty for employers. What constitutes a religious belief? What is a reasonable accommodation and an undue hardship in a given context? This presentation will provide an overview of the law of religious discrimination and accommodation obligations, the EEOC’s position, recent case developments, and best practices and training tips.


Learning Objectives:

1.       Better understand what constitutes a religious belief
2.       Better understand what constitutes a reasonable                                accommodation, specifically in regards to religious                            accommodations
3.       Understand what the law says about religious                                    accommodations (ND law and Federal)
4.       Learn best practices for using this information

About the Speaker: 

Cynthia Bremer is the managing shareholder of the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Cynthia has extensive experience in employment law and complex litigation matters. In addition to practicing in Minnesota, Cynthia has also practiced law in North Dakota and continues to practice law there today.

David McKinney is an associate attorney in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. David has experience with complex disputes involving primarily labor and employment-related issues, including ERISA and non-ERISA employee benefits matters. He partners with clients to identify and implement strategies and best practices, assess and manage compliance-related risks, and navigate the complex array of rules, regulations, and laws.

Re-certification Credits:

Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit
Pending: 1.0 HRCI credit


Breakfast Buffet:
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Hash browns / Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Sliced Fruit
  • Caramel Rolls
  • Coffee / Orange Juice / Milk / Chocolate Milk

Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.

Student non-members: Please email if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.


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