Gulf Coast Symposium: Join Us!

It’s that week in Houston’s HR scene – Gulf Coast Symposium! We’re presenting two topics and repeating one of them. Come out and join us to drill deep.

And we’ll have a couple laughs along the way…

HR Optics

May 12, 2017 – 1:45p

It’s hard to know how you’re perceived in the moment. Our legal team will act out common employee relations scenarios so you can see how HR’s reaction might strike a group of 12 folks picked at random to decide the company’s fate (hint, hint, a jury). Our scenarios may make you snicker, but in the real world, it’s no laughing matter. Then adjust your optics.

Living With the Complaining Employee

May 11, 2017 – 10:00a and 3:35p

The investigation is done, and you’ve decided how to fairly address the employee’s complaint. Don’t step in it now. How HR conveys the investigation result and manages the aftermath can hand the employee ammo for a retaliation claim. The EEOC has weighed in with some “guidance” on preventing retaliation. Government enforcers (and juries) may judge HR’s actions against the EEOC’s best practices. Get ready.