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Best Employee Management Practices in a Changing Employment Scene

Thursday, September 28, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Best Employee Management Practices in a Changing Employment Scene

Dates: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Cost: $39 to NHA members

Who Should Attend:
CEO, COO, CFO, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Managers, Directors/Trustees

Course Curriculum:
There can be no denying that over the last two years, the pandemic, the response to it, technological advances, and employees’ approaches to work have significantly transformed the employment scene, markets for employees, and challenges faced by employers. This presentation will address the shifting challenges employers face and discuss best practices for employee management in a modern and changing workplace.

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will have an overview and understanding of how to manage and measure performance with a remote/hybrid workforce. Best practices for effective evaluations and performance management for HR issues.
2. Attendees will understand how to reduce the legal risk associated with employee discipline and discharge. Additionally, how to avoid the boomerang effect of retaliation claims following a workplace complaint.
3. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to define essential job functions and responsibilities in light of the ADA and FLSA.


Tara A. Stingley, Cline Williams

Tara is the Chair of Cline Williams' Labor and Employment Law section as well as the firm's primary representative to the Employment Law Alliance, the largest international network of labor and employment lawyers. Tara specializes in employment law, advising businesses in a variety of industries on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. Tara assists clients in developing employment policies and provides guidance on best employment practices, employment/termination decisions, and avoiding employment litigation and claims. She advises clients on Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and other similar federal, state, and local laws and regulations. In the area of wage and hour laws. Tara assists clients in performing internal wage/hour audits to identify potential areas of exposure. Tara also prepares and updates employment policies, employee handbooks, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, restrictive covenant agreements (including non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure/confidentiality, and non-diversion agreements), and separation agreements/releases for individual terminations and reductions-in-force. Additionally, she develops employee training materials and conducts training sessions on equal employment opportunity subjects and recent changes in employment law.
Tara also has a litigation practice and routinely represents public and private employers of all sizes in federal and state court and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission (NEOC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), among others. Tara defends employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment under Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, and the ADEA; claims for wage/hour violations under the FLSA and state wage payment laws; and claims alleging wrongful termination and breach of contract. She also assists employers in enforcing restrictive covenant agreements containing non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure/confidentiality, and non-diversion provisions.
Additionally, Tara represents business owners, property management companies, property owners, developers, and others with regard to fair housing issues, including complaints under the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Nebraska Fair Housing Act. Tara also defends organizations against complaints in federal and state court alleging violations of Title III of the ADA with respect to public accommodations.

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