MEGA SESSION: Dear Helga Returns (AGAIN) with NEW and More Complicated HR Problems!

SHRM 2015 Annual Conference
This session will help you identify potentially hidden HR issues that exist in your organization, and identify policies that can mitigate risk if proactively implemented.

You first met Helga and her wild employee problems at the SHRM Annual Conference in 2013 and she returned in 2014 with more unique HR situations. Well, she's baaaaaaack and her issues just keep getting more complex and critical to her organization! While we don't yet know for certain what Helga will confront in 2015, she seems focused on new problems created by the FLSA and wage and hour laws, required policy updates due to changes in the legal landscape, dealing with a complicated EEO investigation, and more! This session will focus on uncommon HR issues and examine practical, business-focused solutions that you can use immediately to solve those problems.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Michael S. Cohen, J.D.

Michael S.
Cohen, J.D.

Michael S. Cohen is a partner in Duane Morris’ Employment, Labor, Benefits and Immigration Practice Group.  Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. He has trained and counseled employers throughout the country on subjects including harassment prevention; diversity, equity and inclusion; combatting implicit bias; performance management; discipline and discharge; hiring and recruiting practices; performance evaluations; FMLA, ADA and FLSA compliance; leave of absence policies; LGBTQ+ issues in the workplace; substance abuse testing; workplace violence; records retention; conducting background checks; and more. Michael also has conducted investigations into claims of harassment and discrimination and has drafted employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and post-termination agreements. Michael regularly conducts in excess of 200 trainings each year.  He has represented clients throughout the country in EEO and other administrative proceedings.

Michael has been cited as a national authority on employment issues by The New York Times, The Associated Press, USA Today,, HR Magazine, SHRM On-Line, Employment Law 360, Inside Counsel Magazine, as well as many other publications. Michael serves as an Advisory Board Member of GenHERation and as a Board Member of Serve, Inc. Michael is a 1997 magna cum laude graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and a cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
HR Expertise
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