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Sumner County Breakfast Meeting

June 07, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Gallatin Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066

Sex, Drugs, and Money: Things to Consider When Hiring New Employees
Presented by Stephanie Chavez, JD, Labor and Employment Counsel, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prohpete

The presentation will focus on the new and changing laws regarding: (1) sexual orientation and discrimination in the hiring process, (2) medical marijuana and drug testing, and (3) pay schedules and The Equal Pay Act. Each topic will be covered during the hour long session and will include a summary of the current federal laws and any applicable local laws. It will also include a clear process and recommendations for complying with the laws, including best practices, what to avoid, and a checklist or guidelines that can be used when hiring new individuals.

The goal of the presentation is to educate HR managers on the most recent laws and provide them with the tools necessary to make sure they comply with these law when hiring new employees.

3 Learning Objectives:

  1. How does sexual orientation affect the hiring process? What is protected and what is not?
  2. Is medical marijuana legal? How do the new state laws affect drug testing?
  3. What is the Equal Pay Act and how does it affect pay schedules? How to set new hired individual's pay in order to comply with the law.

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


  • Members: $18 by end of business Monday, June 4, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, June 4, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, June 4, $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 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."

Biography: Stephanie practices law with a single primary objective: to guide and assist her clients in the defense of labor and employment matters. She counsels her clients on how to comply with federal and state laws, prevent lawsuits, and prepare for and proceed with litigation. She represents a wide range of employers and has experience in a myriad of employment matters including employment contracts and non-compete provisions, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and alleged wrongful termination claims. Stephanie also assists clients in responding to administrative complaints and investigations before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Stephanie recognizes that the employer-employee relationship is ever changing and the laws that pertain to this relationship change as well. For this reason, Stephanie believes it is important not only to address pressing matters for clients, but also to provide current and relevant advice in the areas that are most important to them in order to reduce the amount of matters in the future.  Stephanie enjoys working directly with her clients to solve their critical employment issues, which once resolved, allows them the freedom to better operate their business.

** 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.


$28.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$18.00 Earlybird rate before June 4

$39.00 Future Member/ Guest
$29.00 Earlybird rate before June 4

$15.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before June 4