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    Drowning in Documentation?

    Date: May 11, 2022, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Board
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Brent Kettelkamp, Attorney with Ogletree, Deakins

    Drowning in Documentation?

    Explore the who, what, where, why, and how’s of remaining compliant and up to date with employee handbooks, training, job descriptions, performance evaluations, employee discipline, employee termination, and workplace investigations.  We will review recent legislation pertaining to recordkeeping policies, and highlight required-and some not required, but should be considered for inclusion-policies every company should have in their handbooks for clarity and to promote the right kind of culture.  We’ll also discuss the importance of the right communication styles during performance reviews and during those tougher conversations involving employee discipline and even termination.  Lastly, we’ll cover investigations: how to conduct and record them.

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand the purpose of employee handbooks and common handbooks mistakes.
    • Know the difference between required policies and recommended policies.
    • Recognize the importance of documentation, and how to properly document employee-related issues.
    • Create a strategy for conducting clear, concise, and complete employment investigation.

    This seminar will be presented by Brent Kettelkamp with Ogletree Deakins in Minneapolis, MN.

     Brent is of council in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins.  Brent’s practice is devoted to representing both large and small businesses in employment litigation, labor arbitrations, and OSHA matters.  He has represented clients in all areas of employment law including, FMLA, ADA, employment discrimination claims, non-compete/non-solicitation, and other various employment-related disputes.  Brent also has experience representing clients in commercial disputes including breach of contract, construction-related claims, residential mortgage-backed securities, fraud/misrepresentation, real estate, and insurance coverage matters.  Brent has experience representing clients through all stages of the litigation lifecycle, from initial case filing through appeal.

    Brent earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, where he also earned Dean’s list honors.  He received his undergraduate degree in political science, magna cum laude, from Bethel University.

    Outside of the office, Brent enjoys playing hockey and golf, and spending time with his wife and three sons.