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    Sexual Harassment (minimizing and responding in age of #MeToo)

    Date: May 10, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Diamond Jo, Harbor Room
    $25 for TRIHRA and SHRM members; $40 for non-members
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    About the topic:

    With the seemingly endless reports of sexual harassment by prominent celebrities and leaders over the last several months, now is the time for employers to revisit their duty to prevent workplace harassment and to strengthen relationships with their employees.  Workplace harassment laws have been on the books for decades, yet harassment still occurs with too much frequency.  What are employers doing wrong – or not doing well enough?  Come hear about employer best practices from an experienced employment law attorney and HR advisor, Mike Gotzler.

    About the Speaker:

    Mike is a founding partner of Clark & Gotzler, Attorneys at Law, a firm devoted exclusively to representing and advising employers on all employment-related matters. Mike has been providing legal and practical human resources advice to a wide range of employers for nearly 20 years, including 10 years as General Counsel of an HR firm that provided temporary staffing, executive recruiting, HR consulting and integrated HR services throughout the U.S.

    While serving as an attorney at one of the nation’s leading labor and employment law firms (Seyfarth Shaw) and later at the world’s largest law firm (Baker & McKenzie), he represented clients in a wide range of employment matters, including litigation before courts and administrative agencies. His practice includes employment litigation, ADA/FMLA leave and accommodation issues, wage & hour compliance, non-compete agreements, independent contractor issues, labor relations and NLRB proceedings and preventive HR audits and training. To help his clients minimize claims, he has designed and delivered a wide range of HR training courses, including anti-harassment courses designed with EEOC involvement and approval.

    During his career, Mike has partnered with and provided legal counsel to employers of all sizes and industries throughout the U.S., from multi-national Fortune 50 companies to start-up companies looking to hire their first employee.

    Mike has developed particular expertise in understanding the many employer impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including creating employer “Pay or Play” options and minimizing or eliminating penalty exposure. He has presented at national conferences, represented business at White House briefings, participated on expert panels and been regularly interviewed and quoted as a result. Mike is also licensed as a broker for health, life and disability insurance.

    This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for review.

    Tri-State Human Resource Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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