WNC Human Resource Assn. hosts full-day employment law program

April 5, 2017

Presented by Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
The Western North Carolina Human Resource Association (WNC HRA) is pleased to announce its annual, full-day Employment Law Program. Titled “Under the Big Top: The Greatest HR Show on Earth,” the program will be held Wednesday, April 12th at the Lioncrest on the Biltmore Estate. The day’s agenda includes workshops ranging on topics from recent developments in labor and employment law to issues regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The individual sessions will be led by attorneys from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, a national labor and employment law firm with North Carolina offices in Asheville and Winston-Salem.

The Employment Law Program is open to both WNC HRA members and non-members. WNC HRA President Sharon Craig noted that much of the information at this particular meeting is pertinent to business people who may not hold a “HR” or “compliance” position but who wear those hats in their jobs. Small business owners and those in finance or accounting roles will also find many of the sessions valuable. Additionally, Craig remarked, North Carolina has a new governor and the country has a new president, so there are lots of questions out there about what could change in the world of employment law.

The workshop topics are as follows:

~ The Three Ring Circus: Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law
~ Walking the High Wire: Top 5 Compliance Issues
~ The Price of Admissions: Cost Containment & Mitigating Risk in Litigation
~ Juggling Act: Scheduling and Leave Issues under the FMLA
~ Getting Shot out of a Cannon: FLSA in a Changing Work Environment

~ Step Right Up: Addressing Pay Equity Issues in the Workplace

Sign in begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12th and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Lunch is included. For more information and to register for “Under the Big Top,” visit wnchra.org.