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Employment Law Update

  • January 07, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Ramada Plaza Suites & Conference Center, Fargo ND


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Employment Law Update

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

Presented by:

Lisa Edison-Smith, Vogel Law Firm &

Nora Kaitfors, Jackson Lewis Law Firm


Please register by Tuesday, December 31 by visiting and clicking on "Event Registration"


Program Summary

The legal landscape of the U.S. workplace is ever-changing and keeping abreast of current legal developments is vital to employers. At our January 7 meeting, we will spend an informative hour covering key developments in employment law as well as issues of current concern for employers and HR professionals. Come prepared with questions and get answers from not one, but two employment law experts without the hourly fee!

Learning Objectives:

  • North Dakota and Minnesota state law updates
  • Employment background screening best practices
  • Sexual identity and gender discrimination issues in the workplace
  • The latest on social media in the workplace

Speaker Biographies

Lisa Edison-Smith of Vogel Law Firm practices exclusively in the area of employment and labor law and litigation, and is a MSBA Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist. She focuses her practice on providing practical advice to North Dakota and Minnesota employers on a variety of issues related to human resources, discrimination and harassment, employment compliance issues, wage and hour law, employment contracts, policy review, hiring and termination, and employee benefits. She frequently provides training on harassment and other current issues in employment law to employers throughout the area. Lisa also represents employers in labor matters and arbitrations. Lisa is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from North Dakota State University.


Nora Kaitfors is an associate in the Minneapolis, Minnesota office of Jackson Lewis LLP. She practices in a variety of employment litigation matters, including drug testing law, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, retaliation, FMLA, ADA, and employment compliance matters. Nora also assists clients in obtaining resolution of disputes through mediation, and provides training on a variety of topics including the FMLA, ADAA, discrimination, harassment and wage and hour compliance. She is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


Re-certification Credit

This session is pending approval for 1.0 General credit hours toward PHR/SPHR re-certification through the HR Certification Institute.



Prosciutto & smoked gouda stuffed chicken, roasted potatoes, Mediterranean vegetables, salad, dinner rolls, beverages, and dessert.

Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $20 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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