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Employment Law Update

  • January 05, 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Virtual Meeting
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EmployMent Law Update

Weed, Pay Transparency, Harassment, Investigations, Oh My!

  • Kate Bischoff, Employment Attorney & HR Consultant, tHRive Law & Consulting             

Employment Law Update:  2020 Review and 2021 Predictions

  • Lisa Edison-Smith, Shareholder, MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist, Vogel Law Firm
  • Vanessa Lystad, Shareholder, Vogel Law Firm


Session Schedule:

11-11:05 – Board Updates / Introduction

11:05-12 – Weed, Pay Transparency, Harassment, Investigations, Oh My!

12-12:05 – Break

12:05-12:10 – Introductions

12:10-1:25 – Employment Law Update: 2020 Review & 2021 Predictions

1:25-1:30 – Closing


Presented via Zoom from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

To register: Employment Law Update

Program Summaries: 

Weed, Pay Transparency, Harassment, Investigations, Oh My!

In 2021, HR might reach some sort of normalcy.  However, there will be no shortage of shifts in employment law that will require additional flexibility, candor, and adjustments to traditional HR functions.  This session will go over major HR trends impacted by shifts in marijuana legislation and responses to increasingly loud calls for pay transparency and improved working conditions.

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare for implications of legalized marijuana, including strategies on how to handle increased use
  • Understand possible changes to standards for liability in harassment
  • Learn tips to handle a workplace investigation to obtain the best, most credible information

About the Speaker:  

Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and human resources professional.  She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations through training, policy, and investigation work in addition to everyday advice and counseling. Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia.  Kate has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.

Employment Law Update:  2020 Review and 2021 Predictions

Join us for this presentation as we take a glimpse back at the employment law developments from 2020, including significant caselaw, legislation and guidance related to managing COVID-19 in the workplace, and more!  We will also dive into our employment law predictions for 2021 and how they may affect you in HR.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop increased knowledge of important local, state, and national legal and cultural developments affecting HR in 2020.
  • Identify strategies for dealing with “hot button” employment issues for 2021 and beyond.
  • Review practical, proactive steps for increasing HR compliance and managing risk for large and small employers.

About the Speakers:  

For Lisa, see: https://www.vogellaw.com/professionals/lisa-edison-smith/

For Vanessa, see: https://www.vogellaw.com/professionals/vanessa-l-lystad/


Re-certification Credits:

Approved: 1.00 SHRM credit (tHRive Law & Consulting session), 1.25 SHRM credit (Vogel Law Firm session)

Approved:  1.00 HRCI credit (tHRive Law & Consulting session), 1.25 HRCI credit (Vogel Law Firm session)

The meeting is free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the session. $40 charge for the meeting.


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