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After Hours Workshop

August 15, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Trevecca Nazarene University, McClurkan Hall, Room 200
333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210

Comfort Dogs, No Nuts, and Odor-Free Workplaces- The Expansion of "Reasonable Accommodations"
Presented by 
James A. Crumlin, Jr., Attorney, Bone, McAllester and Norton, PLLC

ADA and Accommodation requests can strike fear into the most seasoned HR Professional. As the law continues to evolve, employers are asked to modify workplaces in ways that were not even on the radar a decade ago. This event will help HR Professionals to better understand employer obligations, the interactive process and what constitutes “undue hardship.” The presentation will provide an overview of the content of the ADA and its requirements. Attendees will gain insight into the expansion of the act and how to manage requests that impact the employee and co-workers. Key examples will include; service dogs, food allergies and scents.

Attendees will learn:

1) What is covered under the ADA
2) How to determine if a request is considered reasonable under the act
3) How to develop a defensible strategy for the interactive process.

Schedule: Registration and Networking open at 4:30 pm; Presentation 5:00-7:00 pm.

Free for members, $45 for non-members / Guests* (See below)**

Light refreshments will be available.  

*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 2 hours 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."

Parking information/directions: We will be meeting in McClurkan Hall Room 200. To get there, you turn left at the Library and the parking area for McClurkan Hall is on the left side of the road behind the library. You can take the elevator to the second floor, through the door to the left of the elevator as you exit. The room is on the far end of the hall.

Biography: James Crumlin is an Attorney at Bone, McAllester and Norton, PLLC and has represented management on issues arising from the employment relationship, including union and non-union arbitration and all forms of employment discrimination litigation. He conducts in-house training sessions on compliance with the numerous federal and state laws affecting employers - from the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Fair Labor Standards Act to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and everything in between.

Serving as outside general counsel to small and mid size businesses, James helps clients navigate the corporate legal landscape and avoid costly mistakes. His experience includes business formation and strategy, funding and investor relations, contracts, employment compliance issues, risk management, litigation and dispute resolution. His clients include a variety of Tennessee-based businesses, entrepreneurs and start-up ventures.

In addition to his legal work, James is very active in the Nashville community and a passionate non-profi t supporter. Among the organizations he has been involved in are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center and the Kelly Miller Smith Center Against Abuse Behavior. An active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, he also serves as a trustee and was instrumental in the Project 2000 committee, which oversaw the construction of the church’s $17 million facility.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky and graduate of duPont Manual High School, James moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University, receiving his B.A. in 1994 and his law degree in 1997.

 * 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.


$0.00 Members

$45.00 Future Members/ Guests