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Williamson County Luncheon Meeting

November 09, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

EEOC Update
Presented by Fred Bissinger, Regional Managing Member, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones

Over the past few years, the EEOC has significantly ramped up its enforcement efforts and published numerous regulations, guidance, letters, Q&A fact sheets, etc., on significant employment law issues. The EEOC’s expects employers to understand and timely implement policies, procedures, and practices addressing these evolving employment law requirements. Given how quickly these changes have occurred, adapting to and complying with such change is a tall order for most employers.  This presentation will focus on the most important EEOC updates, including among other things, the EEOC’s 2017-2021 Strategic Enforcement Plan, the new Retaliation Guidance, and Harassment study. 

The three learning objectives are as follows:

  • Learn about the EEOC’s current enforcement objectives, as set forth in the 2017-2021 SEP.
  • Learn about practical ways in which to implement practices and procedures to avoid common pitfalls that lead to EEOC Charges (with a focus on the EEOC’s strategic enforcement initiatives).
  • Learn about practical ways to help supervisors and managers better understand their role and responsibilities in light of the new SEP.

Schedule: Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12:00 noon.


  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, November 6, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $42 by end of business Monday, November 6, $56 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, November 6, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

Biography: Fredrick J. Bissinger is Regional Managing Member of the Nashville, Tennessee office of the firm, which he joined in 1999. His law practice includes an emphasis in handling employment discrimination and wrongful discharge matters at both the administrative level and in Federal and State Court litigation.  His practice also includes an emphasis on ADAAA, FMLA, and related compliance matters, as well as workers' compensation, and general liability matters. He received his Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Economics from Washington & Lee University and his law degree from the Seton Hall University School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Fred served in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General Corps from 1993-1997. Fred is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.  He served as the 2010 – 2011 Legislative Chair and 2012 – 2013 Legal Advisor for the Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management.  In 2012 – 2013, Fred served as the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair for the Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management. Fred is currently serving as the 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Director for the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before November 6

$56.00 Future Members
$42.00 Earlybird rate before November 6

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before November 6