November 12 @ 6:00 pm - November 14 @ 12:00 pm CST
Human Resources University
TRGroup and Woods Rogers Attorneys have teamed up to offer credit union professionals a two-day Human Resources Seminar in exciting Nashville, Tennessee.
TRGroup (The Raiffeisen Group) is a collaboration of seven state leagues—Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. TR Group uses our collective strength to bring the best-of-class products, services, and service to credit unions at the lowest possible cost. Our mission is to empower credit unions to better serve their members, build loyalty, expand market share, realize savings on certain operational functions, and grow revenue.
For more information about TR Group, please visit: https://trgroup.org/
Tuesday Evening – Nov. 12
6 – 7 p.m. – Opening Reception
Networking Cocktail Reception – Westin (Sobro I & II)
DAY ONE – Wed., Nov. 13 – Undergrad Courses
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Convocation
8:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Employment Law & Regulations
Crucial decisions from Federal and State Courts can affect your business and your employees. Revised regulations and administrative guidance from the DOL, EEOC, NLRB, and OSHA add an ever-changing complexity to an HR manager’s job. This session is an up to the minute guide on the latest federal law developments and provides the groundwork for all other HR University sessions.
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Harassment, Implicit Bias, and Discrimination
Awareness of these issues is at an all-time high, while tolerance for missteps is at an all-time low. Discrimination and harassment charges are on the rise as these issues have become the focus of national discourse. This session covers what constitutes harassment and bias, discusses how HR should respond to claims of harassment, and how it should be documented. We will also review the proper elements of a “no tolerance” harassment policy.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
l:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Proper Worker Classification (FLSA)
Proper worker classification is always an issue. If you’re confused about which employees are exempt and which are nonexempt, you’re not alone. We’ll review the FLSA and its exempt classifications and look at the basic rules for nonexempt employee classification. We’ll also discuss when time is compensable and when it is not.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Employee Health Issues: ADA, FMLA, Worker’s Comp, Medical Marijuana, & More
FMLA disputes are among the top issues that land employers in court. This session covers an employer’s rights under the FMLA, the complicated relationship between FMLA and ADA, as well as Workers’ Comp. We’ll also explore the evolving legal issues with employer-sponsored wellness programs, service animals, and medical marijuana.
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – BREAK
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.Day One Summary Problem-Solving Exercise
Participants will break into teams. Each team will review a different HR scenario and develop solutions in a 15-minute discussion. For the remainder of the afternoon, each team will present its scenario, rationale, and solution to fellow participants.
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Wrap Up & Final Questions
Q & A session and review.
DAY TWO (Half-Day) – Thurs., Nov. 14 – Graduate Level Courses
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. – Hiring the Right Employee the Right Way
How do you prevent harassment claims? How can you ensure an applicant can meet the job’s requirements? The answer is simple: hire good people. However, there are certain interview questions hiring managers may not ask, even to make a decision about the applicant’s future success. This presentation discusses interview pitfalls, the legal parameters of what can and cannot be asked, and includes a review of practical pointers in screening candidates for employment.
9:15 – 9:45 a.m. – Hot Topics in Your Employee Handbook
Ask yourself…when was your employee handbook last updated? It’s crucial to ensure your handbook reflects current legal changes. If you have a properly drafted employee handbook and establish uniform, well-defined employment policies, the risk of employee lawsuits might be reduced. And when one does occur, you’ll be prepared. This seminar explores strategies for updating your employee handbook to minimize your liability and protect your organization.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. – BREAK
10:00 – 10:50 a.m. – Documentation, Discipline, and Discharge
Part One: Do you know the federal and state laws governing employee records retention? What are the five employee forms you’re required to keep and for how long? How do you destroy employee and applicant records legally? This session addresses the latest changes to record-keeping and best practices for your HR department.
Part Two: Every discipline or termination decision is a potential liability event. From evaluating poor performance to taking action, we’ll discuss the legal risks you may face and how to minimize liability. We’ll also cover “at-will employment,” severance requirements, protected classes, and more.
10:50 – 11:50 a.m. – Day Two Summary Problem-Solving Exercise
Attendees will be given an actual court decision to analyze and determine how it will affect their business operations/HR role. After a 15 minute discussion of the issue and court’s decisions, each team will present its rationale and solution to fellow participants.
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Day Two Wrap Up, Conference Summary, Questions & Answer
Q & A and workshop review.
12:00 p.m. – Graduation
Dan Summerlin President, Woods Rogers PLC
Dan Summerlin is president of Woods Rogers PLC. His experience covers a scope of law from administrative and regulatory, with an emphasis on environmental, to labor and employment and litigation. He also counsels clients on government investigations and white collar criminal defense.
Dan’s work on environmental matters includes compliance assistance on water, solid and hazardous waste, and air issues for clients ranging from individuals/sole proprietors to large international companies. Dan also has significant experience assisting with due diligence for mergers and acquisitions/divestitures and in the area of brownfield redevelopment. Finally, his practice includes representing clients in negotiations, discussions and litigation (civil, administrative, and criminal) with EPA, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and other state environmental agencies.
As an active member of the Labor & Employment practice group, Dan is an annual speaker at Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment Seminar series. His employment clients call upon him to provide training to their supervisors and workforce, provide guidance on human resource issues that arise during daily operations including discipline and termination advice and compliance issues with FLSA, ADA, Title VII, NLRA, and FMLA.
Dan has extensive experience representing clients during EEOC investigations and unemployment proceedings at every level and represents clients in employment litigation in state and federal courts.
Dan is listed among the Best Lawyers in America and is ranked as a Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine.
A Roanoke native, Dan returned to the area after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and receiving his law degree from William & Mary. Dan is active in the Roanoke community, serving on the Executive Board for Council of Community Services, as president of Roanoke Valley Swimming Inc., and as Chancellor for St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Tom Winn Principal, Woods Rogers PLC
Tom Winn is a Principal in the Labor and Employment Group at Woods Rogers, where his nationwide practice focuses on HR counseling, employment litigation, and traditional labor issues. Best Lawyers in America named Tom as the 2016 Roanoke Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law-Management. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors.
Tom advises management on HR issues ranging from discipline/discharge, workforce reductions, handbooks and agreements, harassment, discrimination and retaliation, wage/hour compliance, health and disability, employee leave and benefits, and unfair competition. Tom regularly represents employers regarding these issues before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, DOL, and OFCCP. He has served as “first chair” counsel at both trial and appellate levels.
Tom also counsels and represents employers in union organizing and decertification campaigns, collective bargaining, grievances/arbitrations, NLRB litigation, strike management, and other issues under collective bargaining agreements. Tom has extensive experience representing government contractors with regard to collective bargaining and Service Contract Act issues. He has served as chief spokesman in union negotiations, and he has handled more than 100 labor arbitration cases.
Tom has received an AV® Preeminent Rating and a Client Distinction Honor from Martindale-Hubbell, and a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas: Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor and Employment. He has been acknowledged in Virginia Business magazine as a Legal Elite, and as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine.
Tom received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond Law School where he was a member of the McNeill Law Society. A native of Roanoke, his community involvement has included the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Opera Roanoke, Pathfinders for Greenways and DePaul Community Resources, among many others.
For more information about TR Group, please visit: https://trgroup.org/