Lunch Program: “How to Win Employment Lawsuits Before They are Filed” This session will focus on the most effective proactive strategies for defending employment claims should they occur. We will present real-world fact patterns and discuss sound HR practices to best position facts and effectively communicate with employees. Program Fee LHRMA Members: $15 Non-Members: $25 Students: *Luncheon attendance is free for SHRM designated student chapter members. Current SHRM designated chapters include: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students must register through Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org for free meeting attendance. If you are a student of another program, please complete the form below. Credits: 1 HR general credit hour Location: Country Inn & Suites, 5353 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 11:00 Registration 11:30 – Business Meeting 12:00 – 1:00pm – Presentation Presenter: Pam Bourne, Partner, Woods & Aitken Pam Bourne represents management exclusively on workplace legal issues. Her main focus is on preventative employment law issues. Pam’s goal is to help clients prevent employment claims from arising and to advise on HR strategies that will result in a sound defense position should a claim occur. In connection with this goal, Pam provides day-to-day counseling on a variety of employment issues (e.g., hiring, E-Verify, I-9 compliance, discipline, discharge, performance evaluations, employment-related contracts, FMLA, ADAAA, harassment, discrimination, wage/hour, state employment laws, and other areas). Pam also prepares and assists clients in developing HR policies and handbooks and conducts training for clients on a broad range of topics (e.g., how to avoid harassment and retaliation claims). In addition, she frequently defends employers in connection with employment-related claims filed with government agencies. Pam earned both her law degree and Master of Business Administration degree in 2000 from the University of Nebraska. Her educational background allows her to deliver practical, results driven, advice to her clients. November lunch program – 1 HR (general) recertification credit hour Title: How to Win Employment Lawsuits Before They are Filed This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 hours of General credit from the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be preapproved for recertification credit.