FMLA, Union Avoidance,
and Wage-Hour Take Center Stage at 14th Annual Advanced Employment Issues
Nashville, TN (May 2, 2009) - M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC has announced the
agenda for the 2009 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, America's leading
employment law conference.
Now in its 14th year, the 2009 Symposium will bring together 35 employment
law attorneys and hundreds of HR professionals from across the nation to
discuss the legislative, regulatory and judicial developments that are
shifting the compliance landscape for employers. HR professionals learn
about how these developments require changes in workplace policies on
sexual, religious, and racial harassment, discrimination, employee leave and
FMLA, retaliation, union organizing campaigns, religious observances,
wellness programs, overtime, and others.
Sessions sure to interest HR professionals explore the rise of sex talk and
racial intolerance in the workplace, the best response to rogue EEOC
investigators, and ways to build a better work/life balance for employees.
Others will reveal new ways of getting managers to document employee
behavior, helping them execute appraisals, become better leaders, and clamp
down on the IM, e-mail, and Web 2.0 problems arising from an increasingly
"Advanced Employment Issues Symposium is so popular with HR professionals
because they know that in 2 days they will learn everything they need to
know to adjust to the ebbs and flows of the law. And they know that they
will learn best-practices from some of the leading thinkers in employee
onboarding, retention, and engagement, three areas that are key to
profitability," says program moderator John B Phillips, Jr. of the law firm
of Miller & Martin and formerly Assistant General Counsel with Coca-Cola
Joining the faculty are leading workplace consultants and authors, such as
Hal Adler from the Great Place to Work Institute and Dr. Samantha Holmes of
R&D Strategic Solutions. Mr. Adler will discuss employee engagement tactics
used at highly-rated workplaces like Wegmans, Container Store, and
Medtronic. Dr. Holmes, an expert on employment litigation, will discuss ways
that HR professionals can succeed in depositions.
For more information, visit www.HRhero.com/aeis or call 800-274-6774
About M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC
Brentwood, Tennessee-based M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC is a 34-year-old
provider of print, electronic, and live-event information resources to the
corporate Human Resources and legal markets. Their list of largest clients
closely matches the FORTUNE 500 while their overall customer base includes
managers in every industry sector.
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