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1 SHRM PDC (1)

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Who will be attending?

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Required for each attendee in order to receive the meeting link and materials.

Patricia Latham Ball, Esq. and Jeffrey Ball, Esq.



Recorded: November 14, 2023

(Comprehensive Materials, Forms, Sample Letters)

Who Should Attend: HR and Upper Management positions

  • Service and Emotional Support Animals at Work – Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities (which are NOT the same as laws relating to treatment of this request by customers/patrons)
    • Step-by-step guide to how to address service/emotional support animal requests, including forms
    • ADA and other laws controlling what you can and cannot do or say
    • Sample service animal agreement and analysis of its terms
  • Equal Pay Act –This section will address many practices that are placing your company in violation of the EPA, including:
    • Allowing counteroffers or negotiated wages and benefits
    • Severance packages
    • Management discretion in granting bonuses and raises
    • Not having strict mandatory and preferred qualifications in the job description
    • No salary ranges
    • Illegal application or interview inquiries regarding wages
    • Failing to conduct an internal audit for gender pay equity


  • Handbooks: Policies and Procedures in a Changing Workforce
    • Legal Risks
      • New: What the National Labor Relations Board is now prohibiting in the handbook
      • Critical Policy Changes: What should immediately be put it and/or taken out of handbooks
      • What employers are doing wrong with handbooks
        • Addendums or separate policies
        • Separate shadow manuals/policies
        • Agreements
        • Failing to include mandatory policies
  • Modernizing the Handbook – Sample Policies addressing current issues
    • Hygiene/Odor
    • Gender neutral dress codes
    • Tattoos, Piercings
    • Civility
    • Attendance – Points or no points system?
    • Cell phones at work or driving

MNW Member Registration Fee: $399 per person; $349 per person if two or more attendees
Non-Member Registration Fee: $449 per person; $399 per person if two or more attendees