Speaker: Sara Ackermann
Check In & Lunch Begins: 11:15 a.m.
Program: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Parking: Parking available at the Hilton Garden Inn
Program Description: Several significant court decisions were decided during the 2018 term. This presentation will provide an overview of these cases that directly affect Wisconsin employers. There will be a focus on the cases involving sexual harassment, disability discrimination, wage and hour, family medical leave, and arrest/conviction issues. The presentation will include a summary of some “practical tips” in each area of the law that attendees can use in their day-to-day HR positions in order to minimize the risk of litigation.
Sara Ackermann is a sought-after presenter, and presents nationwide on topics affecting HR professionals. Actively involved in the local Society of Human Resource Management chapter, serving as a board member, she is connected to the HR community and is therefore skilled at providing solutions to real-life situations. She counsels clients in the private sector from a broad range of industries. Her experience includes:
Counseling employers on every aspect of federal and state employment laws, including laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, background checks, employee privacy, wrongful discharge, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, plant closing and mass lay-off, wage and hour, family medical leave, and reasonable accommodation.
- Representing employers in employment litigation matters and in the administrative setting including Wisconsin and Minnesota state and federal agencies.
- Guiding employers in conducting workplace investigations.
- Representing employers in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Department of Labor (DOL) audits.
- Reviewing employer wage and hour practices including, exempt/non-exempt position classifications, meal/rest break practices, off the clock and record keeping issues.
- Drafting employee handbooks, separation agreements, disciplinary memoranda, affirmative action plans, employment contracts, non-compete agreements and independent contractor agreements.
- Conducting employment law training, including but not limited to, sexual harassment training for employees and "employment law basics" training for management