Year: 2015

Legal Awareness in the Workplace: From Hiring to Termination — Effective Employee Management

At this Legal Awareness in the Workplace seminar, Sarah Lamar will review every major HR step to ensure employees are processed legally and treated fairly within a firm. Attendees will learn how to: follow pre-hire procedures, handle discipline issues, properly process discharging employees, and maintain a positive working environment.

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Legal Awareness in the Workplace: Best Practices in the Hiring Process, Including Background Checks

Each time your firm seeks a new employee, you must follow federal requirements and determine how much background information is needed. Learn which steps are required and which are optional in the position ad, E-verify, employment history verification, school record review, criminal history check and credit history request.

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Legal Awareness in the Workplace: Managing Employee Leave, Including FMLA, ADA & Workers Comp

New interpretations and decisions on the FMLA, ADA & Workers Comp laws require HR to stay constantly updated on employee-leave issues. Attorney Shawn Kachmar will teach participants when and how to apply unpaid leave, accommodate injured workers with re-assignment, approve medical leave requests, implement missed-work policies, and more.

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HunterMaclean Women’s Initiative Fall Gathering 2015

HunterMaclean hosted its Fall Women’s Initiative on November 17 at Smith Brothers Butcher Shop. Attendees explored Smith Brothers’ new location while enjoying an assortment of appetizers and wines.

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BiS Luncheon: Savannah McDonald’s owner talks hard work, dedication and community at luncheon

Nina Tracy Gompels, owner of six McDonald’s stores, spoke about her journey from working the counter as a teenager to being a second generation franchise owner at the BiS Luncheon on October 29, 2015.

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Legal Awareness in the Workplace: Social Media – What Human Resource Professionals Should Know

The social media craze is here to stay: Facebook, Twitter, email, texting, etc. Privacy laws and federal laws such as the NLRA impact your control over staff’s social media use at work and off duty. This practical review of applicable statutes/regulations will help you choose policies for your firm.

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Legal Lunch & Learn: Employment Law for Businesses of Any Size

No matter how many employees you have, you have employment issues. Come attend a lunch & learn with Wade Herring, one of Georgia’s foremost attorneys on employment law.

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Legal Awareness in the Workplace: ADA Accommodations and Your Firm

During this seminar, attorney Wade Herring will discuss what the newly strengthened Americans with Disabilities Act means to employers. Armed with this knowledge, seminar attendees will be able to ensure that their firms are compliant with the ADA.

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Legal Awareness in the Workplace: Discrimination and Hostile Work Environment – What You Need to Know

Attorney Sarah Lamar will present on this topic as part of Georgia Southern University’s new season of Legal Awareness in the Workplace seminars. Attend the session to learn about discrimination and harassment claims in the workplace.

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First Annual Savannah Logistics Lunch: Cold Chain and Perishables

This event will offer a regional, in depth focus from the Georgia Logistics Summit on the cold chain and perishables in Savannah. It will include a Georgia Logistics Summit recap, cold chain and perishables panel, and transportation update.

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