Summit On Employment Law And Legislative Issues Set For April 25 In Calhoun

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
During an Employment Law and Legislative Issues Summit set for Thursday, April 25, in Calhoun, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is teaming up with the State Employer Committee and Georgia Northwestern Technical College to offer a crash course on how to handle management challenges.

Organizers said, "Do you know what to do if your company faces harassment accusations? Do you know how to protect your company from costly litigation? Do you understand recent changes in labor laws? One thing is certain: labor laws can be confusing.

However, for anyone involved with hiring and employing workers, a keen understanding of these laws is crucial."

The summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Northwest Georgia Technical College, at 1151 Highway 53, N.W., in Calhoun. It will feature a number of expert speakers, including Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, GDOL Employment and Training Consultant Cherry Rizer, employment law attorney Joe Murray, and Don Betts of Georgia Tech.

Supervisors, managers, human resource professionals and business owners are encouraged to attend this unique summit designed to help them meet, understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace.

Commissioner Butler, who is beginning his third year as Georgia’s labor commissioner, will provide attendees with an update on local, state and federal legislative issues impacting employers and business in 2013, as well as challenges that could affect them in the next few years.

Ms. Rizer, who is recognized state-wide for assisting employers in resolving unemployment insurance (UI) issues, will offer advice on best practices in UI claims and appeals representation. Murray, a representative of Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLC, will speak on “Fighting Through the Storm – The Top 10 Things Employers Need to Know in 2013.” And, Mr. Betts will address “Employers Like Me – Sustainable Healthcare Innovations.”

Seating will be limited and pre-registration is encouraged. The cost is $60 per person for one person per company, and $50 per additional attendee per company. Payment at the door is $75. This fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. 

For more information on registration, contact Lisa Adkisson at lisa.adkisson@gdol.ga.gov, or call 404 852-0424.

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