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May Davidson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

EEOC Update
Presented by Brent A. Morris, Senior Associate, Wimberly Lawson

At the end of each fiscal year, the EEOC releases statistical data about the charges it received for that year, the action taken with regard to those charges, and the enforcement action or litigation the agency ultimately pursued. Employers can use this data in conjunction with the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance to collect important information about relevant trends and how the federal agency is trying to further its agenda. The EEOC’s focus is set forth in its Strategic Enforcement Plan for the 2018-2022 fiscal years.

The 2017 report reveals that despite the decrease in overall charge numbers, there is a steady stream of retaliation and harassment allegations. 

In addition to the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, launched in 2015. The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have shined a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, particularly those situations involving vulnerable women in low-wage industries. The 2018-2022 FY Plan lists the Commission’s strategic objective and outcome goals, which include combating and preventing employment discrimination through the strategic application of the EEOC’s law enforcement authorities, preventing employment discrimination and promoting inclusive workplaces through education and outreach and organizational excellence. 

This session will focus on the most pressing EEOC-related issues that employers are currently facing and strategies for avoiding such liability exposure.

The three learning objectives:

  1. Learn about the EEOC current strategic enforcement plan and its related initiatives.
  2. Explore why so many employers are being sued for violations of the ADAAA and harassment, and strategies for how to avoid such liability exposure.
  3. Explore why race and sex discrimination, as well as retaliation, are such frequently litigated issues, and strategies for how to avoid such liability exposure.

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 noon.
Lunch:

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, May 20, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, May 20, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, May 20, $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 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:

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Sponsor Presented Webinar

Thursday, June 6, 2019
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online only
 

Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law
Presented by Dena Sokolow, Shareholder, Baker Donelson

In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of claims involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act and state wage and hour laws. Even more troubling is the upsurge of class (collective) action lawsuits by plaintiffs' lawyers who have turned to wage and hour lawsuits as their new area of opportunity to leverage multimillion-dollar settlements and huge attorney fee awards.

While the Trump Department of Labor is not as aggressive in enforcement as the former DOL, there are still proposed changes at the agency level challenging long-standing positions concerning exemptions from overtime and compensable hours of work.

Learn about the current trends in wage and hour litigation and, more importantly, about the areas we see as the trends for 2019 and beyond. 

Among the topics we will cover are:

  • DOL Rulemaking and Actions
    • Overtime (Basics and Updates)
    • Regular Rate
    • Joint Employer
  • Arbitration Waivers
  • EEO-1 Update
  • Trends in Wage and Hour Claims/Litigation
    • Pay Equity
  • Options for Employers
    • Self-Audits
    • PAID Program

Registration: This event is free to attend, but registration is required. 

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General 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:

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June Williamson County
Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, June 13, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

The Happiness Factor: An Exploration of How Engaged Employees are the Keys to Success
Presented by Beth Taylor, Executive Coach, UPower Coaching Services

Hiring great employees can be a significant challenge for businesses. Even more difficult is keeping those employees around. In the current landscape of talent wars and job-hopping, retention can seem like a nearly impossible task, but it's one that must be prioritized: Employee turnover can cost organizations tens of thousands of dollars per year. It's time to incorporate The Happiness Factor.

In 2019, it's predicted that companies will increase their employee engagement/retention budget by 45%. Currently, turn-over costs are estimated to be 100%-300% of the base salary of the replaced employee. 

The 3 objectives learned in this presentation will be:

  • Identifying what the ideal employee experience is in today's workplace.
  • How organizations can begin to drive more positive and human employee experiences.
  • Demonstrating the measurable impact, a positive employee experience has on major outcomes.

The role of people in organizations is at the forefront of business today, therefore having the tools, strategies and skills needed to create a positive employee experience is imperative.

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.

Lunch:

  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, June  10, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, June  10, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, June  10, $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 submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review. 

 

Please thank our sponsor for making this event possible:

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June Rutherford County
Breakfast Meeting

Friday, June 14, 2019
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Rutherford Chamber of Commerce
3050 Medical Center Pkwy.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Leadership Integration: A Strategic Approach to Onboarding
Presented by Ginger Duncan, SPHR, ICF, Senior Leadership Consultant, The Human Capital Group

Traditional onboarding programs alone are putting your company at risk. Leadership Integration is a strategic and intentional development process that positions new leaders and their teams, whether by internal promotion or external hire, for accelerated assimilation by equipping them with a success roadmap in the Functional, Cultural and Organizational Leadership imperatives of a new role.

Participants will learn how to:
1. Differentiate between a transactional onboarding process versus a strategic 5-step process
2. Define and explore the Functional, Cultural, and Organizational Leadership dimensions of a growth focused leadership integration process
3. Build a high performance team as a new leader by guiding their team through the Transformational Leadership Model dimensions

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am.
Breakfast:

  • Members: $18 by end of business Tuesday, June 11, $28 afterwards*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Tuesday, June 11, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Tuesday, June 11, $15 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 submitted to SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute for review.  

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June Wilson County
Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:15 am - 9:00 am
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
565 S Mt Juliet Rd,
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122

EEOC Update
Presented by Brent A. Morris, Senior Associate, Wimberly Lawson

At the end of each fiscal year, the EEOC releases statistical data about the charges it received for that year, the action taken with regard to those charges, and the enforcement action or litigation the agency ultimately pursued. Employers can use this data in conjunction with the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance to collect important information about relevant trends and how the federal agency is trying to further its agenda. The EEOC’s focus is set forth in its Strategic Enforcement Plan for the 2018-2022 fiscal years. The 2017 report reveals that despite the decrease in overall charge numbers, there is a steady stream of retaliation and harassment allegations. 

In addition to the EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, launched in 2015. The recent #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have shined a light on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, particularly those situations involving vulnerable women in low-wage industries. The 2018-2022 FY Plan lists the Commission’s strategic objective and outcome goals, which include combating and preventing employment discrimination through the strategic application of the EEOC’s law enforcement authorities, preventing employment discrimination and promoting inclusive workplaces through education and outreach and organizational excellence. 

This session will focus on the most pressing EEOC-related issues that employers are currently facing and strategies for avoiding such liability exposure.

The three learning objectives:

  1. Learn about the EEOC current strategic enforcement plan and its related initiatives.
  2. Explore why so many employers are being sued for violations of the ADAAA and harassment, and strategies for how to avoid such liability exposure.
  3. Explore why race and sex discrimination, as well as retaliation, are such frequently litigated issues, and strategies for how to avoid such liability exposure.

Schedule: Doors open at 7:15 am for registration and networking. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 8:00 am.

Breakfast:

  • Members: $18 by end of business Friday, June 14, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Friday, June 14, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Friday, June 14, $15 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 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:


Click here for speaker biography.

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Shannan Duggin
Chapter Management Professional

 * 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.


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