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    September SHRM Program

    Date: September 17, 2014, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Siouxland SHRM
    College Center, Room 126, 1001 College Way, South Sioux City, NE 68776

    Free to members, $20 for non-members.
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    Legislative Update: How Latest Regulatory Agenda Will Impact Your Workplace

    Lunch served between 11:30 a.m. and noon, chapter business conducted during the meal, and program presented between 12:00 and 1:30 p.m.

    Topic: Legislative Update:  How Latest Regulatory Agenda Will Impact Your Workplace

    This program will provide an overview of the current regulatory agenda and recent rules and/or decisions that have been issued by the Department of Labor, OSHA, EEOC, NLRB, and the Supreme Court, as well as practical advice regarding how these developments may impact their workforces.  Topics covered will include the new state of the law with respect to Title VII retaliation claims, who constitutes a supervisor for purposes of Title VII harassment claims, criminal background checks, immigration reform, same sex marriage, legalized marijuana, and treatment of employees' social media.  Additionally, PHR and SPHR professionals will be provided with a review of any South Dakota specific employment-related legislation recently passed or pending at the time of presentation.

    Presented by: Patrick Martin, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins & Kelly A. Moffitt, Associate Ogletree Deakins

    Pat Martin is an experienced employment lawyer. He has successfully defended employers by obtaining dismissals, summary judgments, defense verdicts, decertification, and other favorable results in lawsuits involving Title VII, the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), WARN, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sarbanes-Oxley, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Minnesota Chapter 181, discrimination, harassment, and whistleblowing. He has also defended and prosecuted several commercial, non-competition, and trade secret lawsuits. Additionally, he provides employment counseling, including on RIF and WARN issues. Pat is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Minnesota and Iowa, as well as the Eighth Circuit.

    Kelly Moffitt's practice is focused on employment litigation. She represents clients in agency and court proceedings in matters including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblowing, and non-compete and trade secret disputes. She has defended clients in class action lawsuits arising under wage and hour laws, ERISA, and the WARN Act. She has also successfully defended numerous cases arising under the FMLA. Kelly's trial experience includes first chairing an arbitration, in which she obtained an award dismissing all claims against her client. Kelly also provides employment counseling advice to clients, and was seconded to a national company for several months to serve as the company's interim labor and employment law counsel. In addition to her employment litigation work, Kelly is also experienced in commercial and business litigation, including securities class actions, contract disputes, and products liability defense. Kelly regularly speaks at seminars on employment-related topics.

    HRCI Credit: 1.5 HRCI Continuing Education Units – Applied For

    RSVP: Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2014 to

    For more information on the Siouxland Chapter of SHRM or to become a member, please visit Membership is open to all human resources professionals, business owners and managers.

    We hope to see you there!