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    February Program: Legislative Program

    Date: February 15, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Siouxland SHRM
    Room 126 of The College Center, 1000 College Way, South Sioux City, NE
    Free to members; $20 for nonmembers
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    Thursday, February 15th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. with lunch served at 11:30 and the presentation beginning at noon, in Room 126 of The College Center, 1000 College Way, South Sioux City, NE

    Topic: Legislative Program

    Discrimination/harassment law, from the initial administrative process all the way to litigation for these claims. This program will also add some current perspective, given the high profile sexual harassment claims and “me too” movement.

    Speaker: Allyson C. Dirksen, Heidman Law Firm

    Allyson Dirksen’s diverse practice focuses on the areas of agricultural law, employment law,
    healthcare law, municipal law, real estate law, and general business law.
    Within the area of employment law, Allyson regularly advises employers on compliance with local,
    state, and federal laws; drafts employment policies and handbooks; and represents employers in
    administrative and court proceedings. Allyson has experience with various subjects in employment
    law including discrimination, wrongful termination, collective bargaining, FMLA, unemployment
    appeals, civil rights, wage and hour, OSHA, drug testing, compensation/severance agreements,
    professional licensure, disciplinary action, and the Affordable Care Act.
    During law school, Allyson was the Editor-in-Chief of the Creighton Law Review. Allyson and her
    family are involved with a family farm operation near Danbury, Iowa.


    U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
    Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals


    Creighton University, Juris Doctor 2011
    Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science 2008

    Professional Organization

    American Bar Association
    Iowa State Bar Association
    Nebraska State Bar Association


    “United States v. Cundiff: Sixth Circuit Decision Makes; Rapanos v. United States
    Controversy (Navigable) Water Under A Bridge”, 43 Creighton L. Rev. 233 (2009)
    “Environmental Law For Iowa Livestock Producers”, LibGuide at Creighton
    University Klutznick Law Library, available at:

    Community Involvement

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Danbury, Iowa
    Woodbury County Farm Bureau – Board Member 2011-2014
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland – Board Member
    Every Classroom Counts – Mentor
    Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom – Board Member

    1.5 HRCI Continuing Education Unit and 1 SHRM CP Unit applied for.

    This event is free to members, $20 for non-members. For information on the Siouxland Chapter of SHRM or to become a member, visit Attendance at this program and membership is open to all human resource professionals, business owners and managers.

    Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 to