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Sumner County Breakfast Meeting

October 04, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Gallatin Hampton Inn
980 Village Green Crossing
Gallatin, TN 37066

The Disability Conundrum – How to Deal With Difficult Accommodation Issues
Presented by Fred Bissinger, Regional Managing Member, Wimberly Lawson

The EEOC is pursuing ADAAA claims at an incredible rate. Disability issues can be complicated and many employers are falling victim to such claims. Given the landscape of disability-related issues, it issimply necessary for employers to analyze and handle such issues from a strategic perspective. This session will explore why so many employers are struggling with disability-related issues, including psychological issues. It will also focus on best practices for correctly handling such issues, both procedurally and substantively, so as to comply with the requirements of the ADAAA and avoid the liability exposure.

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, October 1, $28 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $29 by end of business Monday, October 1, $39 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $9 by end of business Monday, October 1, $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: Fred 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 ADA and FMLA compliance, as well as 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.

Fred served as the 2010-2011 Legislative Chair and 2012-2013 Legal Advisor for the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management.  He also served as the 2012-2013 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Co-Chair for the Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management, and the 2015-2016 Diversity and Inclusion Director for the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management. Fred is currently serving a second term as the Legislative Chair for the Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (2017-2018). 

** 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 October 1

$39.00 Future Member/ Guest
$29.00 Earlybird rate before October 1

$15.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$9.00 Earlybird rate before October 1