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    Do's and Don'ts of Employee Handbooks and Background Checks

    Date: August 9, 2023, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM Board
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member
    Event Type:
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    North Star SHRM will be hosting a virtual seminar titled: The Do's and Don'ts of Employee Handbooks and Disciplinary Documentation. This is a virtual presentation via Zoom on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All North Star SHRM members are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend.

    Watch for meeting link to be sent the Monday prior to session.

    Handbooks are critical to a company’s operations. This class will outline the do’s and don’ts when it comes to handbooks and will highlight the required changes to handbooks following the most recent legislative session. Additionally, this class will provide guidance regarding the do’s and don’ts for disciplinary documentation.

    This session will benefit attendees with:

    1. Avoiding handbook pitfalls
    2. New required updates to handbooks
    3. Avoiding discipline/termination pitfalls

    Our presenter is Brent Kettelkamp, Esq., Shareholder at the law firm Ogletree Deakins:

    Brent is devoted to representing employers of all sizes in a wide range of labor and employment law matters throughout the Midwest. He defends employers in employment-related litigation, including claims of discrimination arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and comparable state laws, as well as claims of retaliation arising under federal and state antidiscrimination and whistleblower statutes. Brent also represents employers in labor arbitrations, in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigations and litigation, and before federal and state administrative agencies.

    Brent helps employers cultivate positive employee relationships by advising on employee discipline, hiring, termination, leaves of absence, accommodations, and other day-to-day management issues as they arise. In addition, Brent provides proactive guidance and advice to employers regarding employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, handbook and policy compliance, drug and alcohol testing compliance, and related policy drafting. Brent also conducts workplace investigations relating to a broad range of employment law issues, including workplace violence and harassment.