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    October Program: Is Your Employee Handbook Up-To-Date and Effective?

    Date: October 25, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Siouxland SHRM
    Pooch’s Pub at Whispering Creek Golf Club, 6500 Whispering Creek Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106.
    2nd floor Pub in the big red barn
    Free to members; $20 for nonmembers
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    Presentation Presented from 6:00-7:00pm. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Cash bar available.

    Speaker: Ashley A. Wenger-Slaba; of Counsel; Ogletree Deakins Law Firm

    Ashley Wenger-Slaba advises and represents large and small employers on a wide variety of employment law matters. Having also worked in house, Ashley draws on that experience to work towards finding solutions for her clients that meet both their legal and business needs. Ashley enjoys working with companies to revise policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance, address everyday employment issues that arise with current and former employees, and conduct internal investigations and trainings where necessary. When litigation arises, Ashley has successfully defended companies’ interests in state and federal court throughout the Midwest, obtaining summary judgment, Rule 12 dismissal, and favorable settlements in numerous forums. Regularly practicing in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, she has extensive experience drafting and arguing dispositive and non-dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions, mediating settlements, and responding to administrative charges, investigations, and subpoenas for both single-plaintiff and class/collective action matters. Ashley has also successfully briefed and argued an Eighth Circuit appeal.

    In addition to employment law, Ashley has extensive experience in civil rights cases and commercial litigation, including contract disputes and product liability defense. Following law school, Ashley clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Kalitowski at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

    Topic: Is Your Employee Handbook Up-To-Date and Effective?

    An employee handbook is the foundation upon which an employer builds its workplace culture, as well as its legal defenses. It serves the practical purpose of defining a company's mission and values, and it answers frequently asked questions concerning compensation, benefits, and time off from work. Attendees are invited to bring their company handbooks for an interactive discussion about common pitfalls and provide practical guidance for employers drafting and revising their policies and handbooks to keep pace with recent government rulings and guidlines.

    Credits: 1.5 HRCI Continuing Education Units and 1.5 SHRM Professional Development Credits applied for

    Please RSVP by Friday, October 19, 2018 at