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HR Legal and Ethical Responsibilities in the Workplace – Baton Rouge, LA – Goodwood Library April 18, 2018 – 9:00am – 12:00pm Diversity, Opportunity and Access are a hot topic in the nonprofit sector, but how do you approach these areas in your HR policies, while ensuring you are meeting your legal and ethical responsibilities. Join us as Scott Huffstetler, Law Partner for Kean Miller, LLP, leads a discussion on your legal and ethical responsibilities when it comes to Human Resources.

4/19/2018
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: Goodwood Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70806
United States
Contact: 225-929-5266


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HR Legal and Ethical Responsibilities in the Workplace – Baton Rouge, LA – Goodwood Library

April 19, 2018 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

 

Diversity, Opportunity and Access are a hot topic in the nonprofit sector, but how do you approach these areas in your HR policies, while ensuring you are meeting your legal and ethical responsibilities. Join us as Chelsea Gomez Caswell, Law Partner for Kean Miller, LLP, leads a discussion on your legal and ethical responsibilities when it comes to Human Resources.

 

The presentation will cover important topics for employers and management/supervisory personnel. We will discuss topics such as the general principles of agency and vicarious liability imposed on employers for the actions/inactions of supervisory personnel; the potential for and standard applied to discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims by employees and examples of mistakes employers/supervisors should attempt to avoid; basic requirements for employee leave; general overtime and recordkeeping issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act; financial dealings with employees, including issues raised by employee loans and losses caused by employees; assessing employee performance and discipline; and general tips regarding employee handbooks and policies.

 

Our Speakers:

 

 

 

Chelsea Gomez Caswell

 

Chelsea Gomez Caswell is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2013 and practices in the labor and employment and litigation groups. She represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters in state and federal courts and before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights (LCHR), including EEOC charges; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation; and wage and hour claims. Chelsea assists clients with employee handbooks, company policies, employment contracts, and in day-to-day counseling. She has extensive experience representing companies in the energy and petrochemical sectors.


Ed Hardin Jr. 

Ed Hardin, Jr. is a partner in Kean Miller's Baton Rouge office.  He joined the firm in 1998 and practices in the labor and employment law group.  Ed has represented clients in both state and federal courts, before private arbitrators, and before the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. Ed represents and advises employers on a wide variety of issues including employee handbooks and contracts, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wrongful termination claims, discrimination and harassment claims, and issues involving wage payment, drug testing, and employee leave (including workers' compensation leave, ADA leave, FMLA leave and compliance issues).  He also represents and advises management on labor relations issues including union representation of employees, union representation elections, arbitration of collective bargaining agreement grievances, unfair labor practice charges, and collective bargaining agreements with unions. Ed has particular experience in defending collective action/class action claims under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Ed has testified before the Louisiana House of Representatives and Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committees and has been interviewed for articles in local, state, and national publications.

Ed is listed among the top labor and employment lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Chambers USA. Prior to joining the firm, Ed served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Catherine D. Kimball of the Supreme Court of Louisiana from 1997-1998.  Prior to law school, Ed taught high school from 1990-1994 at Catholic High School and coached soccer.

 

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