October Program

October 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SCC Jack J Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S 68th St Pl
NE 68510

October Program

SCC Jack J Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S 68th St Pl, Lincoln, NE 68510

11:00 – 11:30 am: Registration
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Announcements
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Keynote Session

Animals animals everywhere, but can you bring them to work?

Presentation Description:
This presentation explores assistance animals, including service animals and emotional support animals, in the workplace. We will discuss the differences between the two categories of animal and how, if at all, any difference between the two impacts whether an employee can bring the animal to work. We will discuss what process the employer must follow when contemplating an animal in the workplace and what guidance the employer can follow if an employee is allowed to bring the animal to work. This presentation will largely focus on the requirements of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Title I protects the employment rights of individuals with disabilities in the workplace. However, we will also discuss Titles II and III of the ADA, as well as several other laws, to understand how treatment of assistance animals under those laws can create questions and confusion with regard to assistance animals in the workplace.

This program is valid for 1 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


Marna Munn
Marna Munn is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission. As the Executive Director of the NEOC, Marna also serves on the State of Nebraska ADA Task Force. Before joining the NEOC, Marna served as an Assistant Attorney General as well as in the legal and policy divisions of the Department of Revenue. She has worked in criminal, administrative, civil, and constitutional law. Marna received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from UNL and her J.D. from the Nebraska College of Law. Marna’s work prior to law school included marketing, public relations, and development work for several non-profit organizations in Colorado and Nebraska.


Lunch Program Registration Fee: LHRMA members – $15
All Other Attendees – $25

College Student LHRMA Members
*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, college.relations@lincolnhr.org for free meeting attendance.