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    What Your Employment Lawyer Wants You to Know: Best Practices, Tips, and Guidance on Issues You May Not Be Aware of - Half Day Legal Conference

    Date: May 11, 2022
    Akron Area SHRM
    Akron Hilton Garden Inn & Streamed virtually via Zoom

    7:30am - Registration Opens
    8:00am - Breakfast and Networking
    8:30am - Presentations Begin
    $69 Members, $79 Non-Members, $39 Students, $49 Members-in-transition, $30 Virtual
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    What Your Employment Lawyer Wants You To Know: Best Practices, Tips, and Guidance On Issues You May Not Be Aware Of...

    Along with a legislative update of federal and Ohio law, the 2022 Legislative Conference will focus on “what your employment lawyer wants you to know.”  Participants will learn about best practices from seasoned practitioners, as well as tips to make the running of an HR Department more efficient and smooth.  Topics will include hiring and onboarding, discipline, employee handbooks and policies, leave issues, and reasonable accommodation.

    Karen is an experienced labor and employment counselor and trial attorney, having handled numerous cases for the Firm’s clients, whether public or private, for-profit, or non-profit, large or small. She counsels her clients on employee discipline and discharge, wage and hour matters, FMLA leave and other leaves of absence, disability law and reasonable accommodation, and all other facets of the employer-employee relationship. Karen has tried numerous cases to verdict, and many others through summary judgment, alternative dispute resolution, or appeal. She has handled public and private collective bargaining and arbitration matters, conducted workplace investigations, and has represented clients through numerous administrative agencies at the federal and state level, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Ohio State Employment Relations Board, Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and the Unemployment Compensation Review Commission.

    Karen also has extensive experience representing and counseling Ohio state agencies and local political subdivisions in labor and employment matters, but also in the areas of governance, Ohio’s Sunshine Law, Ohio’s Public Records Act. Additionally, she has counseled numerous political subdivisions through governmental investigations and audits by State and federal agencies.


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