The March 21 webinar is the second in a free bimonthly series from firm’s Tampa office
TAMPA (March 17, 2017) – Labor and employment attorneys in the Tampa office of Fisher Phillips will educate employers and human resources professionals on social issues affecting the workplace in 2017 during a live webinar on Tuesday, March 21.
Anyone involved in making decisions that affect employees will benefit from the “Social Issues That Impact the Workplace: Still Hot in 2017” webinar. The session will cover such relevant social topics as transgender rights, the use of medical marijuana, the ever-present debate about religious rights and privileges in the workplace, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the National Labor Relations Board’s social agenda for the year.
The March 21 webinar is the second installment in a bimonthly educational series called “What Every Employer Needs to Know.” The free series, led by attorneys Theresa Gallion and Brett Owens, aims to highlight critical labor and employment law topics throughout the year.
Gallion, a founding partner of the firm’s Tampa and Orlando offices, has been practicing labor and employment law for 34 years and is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers. She specializes in complex employment litigation and collective actions, representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, education, retail and telecommunications.
Owens, an associate, joined Fisher Phillips in November 2016. His practices include employment discrimination and harassment, labor and employment litigation, litigation of employment disputes, jury trials and wrongful termination suits.
The webinar lasts from noon to 1:15 p.m. For more information on the series, or to register, visit www.fisherphillips.com/newsroom-events-2017-what-every-employer-needs-to-know.
Webinars are scheduled bi-monthly through the end of the year. A full list of the upcoming sessions is below:
• The New Bermuda Triangle: The Intersection of The Fair Credit Reporting Act, the EEOC’s Pronouncements on Background Checks, and the State and Local “Ban the Box” Movement
Tuesday, May 23, 12 – 1:15 p.m. EST
This webinar will highlight key compliance issues and offer suggestions for employers to protect themselves against costly litigation, with discussion and analysis relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act along with background check protocols and possible limitations.
• “Doing a Man’s Job for a Woman’s Pay” – The Equal Pay Act and Evolving Pay Equality Mandates
Tuesday, July 25, 12- 1:15 p.m. EST
As claims that women are paid less than their male counterparts continue to grow in this country, this webinar seeks to provide a better understanding of the Equal Pay Act. Fisher Phillips attorneys will also go over the collective action certification process for related lawsuits and the anticipated Employer Information Report EEO-1 pay reporting requirements.
• Difficult Conversations With Your “Problem” Employees
Tuesday, September 19, 12 – 1:15 p.m. EST
Every workplace eventually comes across an employee or two that creates a breach in the workplace dynamic. This webinar addresses how to create an atmosphere designed to encourage employees to recognize problems, tell the truth, and get to a resolution.
• New Year, New Rules! Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date? Heading Into the Holiday Season, We Discuss All Things Policy-Oriented
Tuesday, November 14, 12 – 1:15 p.m. EST
It’s never too early to begin thinking about New Years resolutions and updating an employee handbook. This webinar focuses on the dos and don’ts of employee handbooks and provide practical strategies for making them valuable management tools.
The “What Every Employer Needs to Know” webinar series debuted on Jan. 24 with the session “Yep it’s official, Donald Trump is our nation’s 45th President. What does this mean for employers?” This webinar is now available for playback at www.fisherphillips.com/newsroom-events-2017-what-every-employer-needs-to-know.
About Fisher Phillips (www.fisherphillips.com)
Fisher Phillips attorneys are ready to help you take a stand: in court, with employees and unions, or with competitors. Fisher Phillips has the experience and resolve to back you up. That’s why some of the savviest employers come to the firm to handle their toughest labor and employment cases.
The firm has more than 350 attorneys in 33 offices. In addition to the Tampa office, the offices are in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Gulfport, Houston, Irvine, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
# # #