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Manage your Employees or Get out of the Way: 10 Rules to Preventing Employee Lawsuits
Law and Legislation
Managing your employees is a daily opportunity. Come and learn how you may avoid errors that create lawsuits. Learn 10 key rules to avoid negative impacts to your company and at the same time retain your best employees.
- Employment lawsuits can be avoided if supervisors follow 10 basic rules.
- The same 10 rules that prevent lawsuits, also help to keep valuable and productive team members from resigning.
- The worst thing a good employee can do to you is leave; the worst thing a bad employee can do to you is stay, until they're fired, then file a lawsuit asserting they were fired unfairly.
- Chad Shultz, Partner, Gordon Rees
- Leslie K. Eason, Partner, Gordon Rees
Chad Shultz is a partner in a national law firm with nearly 800 lawyers. He is a practice group leader for the Firm’s Employment section, leads a team of skilled attorneys in Atlanta that assists employers with preventing legal challenges through training and counseling. In the event those situations cannot be prevented, his team litigates, mediates, and arbitrates to a successful resolution.
For the past 27 years, Chad has represented management in state and federal courts in 29 states (including over 20 jury trials) and has conducted over 65 labor arbitrations. As a certified mediator, he has successfully resolved over 100 employment law matters. Mr. Shultz also assists companies by serving as "settlement counsel" on complex or difficult to resolve matters with the sole focus of settling claims to reduce defense costs significantly.
Leslie K. Eason has a national litigation practice focusing on employment law. She assists corporate entities with all aspects of employment-related business operations, including the creation and implementation of policies and procedures; training for staff and supervisors; administrative investigations; mediation; litigation; trial; and appeal. A particular focus of Ms. Eason’s practice is the representation of clients against wage-and-hour claims, discrimination claims, and disability claims. Before joining the firm, Ms. Eason served as General Counsel at a company with nationwide and international operations. This prior corporate experience allows Ms. Eason to address disputes from a business perspective, giving deference to a client’s bottom line.
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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration, Networking & Lunch
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Advance Registration Deadline: September 21, 2016
Cancellation Deadline: September 15, 2016
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