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WorkSmarts Half-Day Seminar

Courtside with Spencer Fane and the Labor & Employment Team

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12:00 - 3:30pm

(All times are Central Standard Time)


12:00 - 1:00pm

Playing in a New Arena: What Employers Need to Know about Labor and Employment Law Trends in 2021
Join our presenters for a discussion of how the landscape of labor and employment law will change under President Biden, from the top (who are the new coaches) to the bottom (the philosophy and how the game is played).

Kate Davis and Sonja McGill

1:15 - 2:15pm

Defensive Strategies for Preventing [EEOC Harassment] Charges and other Fouls
This playbook empowers management and human resource teams with the ability to recognize, properly address, and prevent against allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Recent case law and engaging hypotheticals are used to highlight the difference between inappropriate conduct and unlawful harassment and will effectively enable the participant to address both. We will also use real life scenarios to help show how these laws can be applied to difficult or tricky situations. 

Casey Murray and Rachael Thomson

2:30 - 3:30pm

Life In the Paint: Coaching Strategies for Workplace Investigations
This presentation will provide insights for management in setting up effective strategies to dribble, pass, shoot and rebound when faced with a government investigation or the need for an internal investigation. Our engaging presentation will address internal hot buttons, offer a playbook for responses to government inquiries, and will explore the all-important pregame strategy for a comprehensive game plan – from the jump to the final buzzer . . . and even post-game.

Helen Holden and Pat McInerney

Topics and speakers are subject to change. Space for programs is limited.


HRCI and SHRM credits will be available for each program. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are pending for applicable programs in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. CLE credit application and approval processes vary per state and may not be available after certain state deadlines. Please contact Nancy Anderson at if you have any questions about credits. 

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