Presented by Dana Haagenson
To register: Work-Life Fusion
Should we feel guilty when we check work email during family time? Are we cheating our company when we text our kids during the workday? With technology that connects all aspects of our lives and different expectations from multiple generations in the workplace, it is harder than ever to separate our personal and professional lives and achieve the balance we’ve all been striving for. Perhaps we should stop trying to achieve perfect balance and strive for a healthy fusion instead. In this session, we’ll introduce the concept of work-life fusion and discuss practical ways to find and maintain the right fusion for you.
1. Differentiate between work-life balance and work-life fusion
2. Articulate aspects of your roles that build energy and areas that drain energy
3. Learn to create an individual approach to infuse more energy builders into your day
4. Explore tools for building an individualized plan that encompasses an infused approach to achieving personal and professional goals, while maintaining personal wellness
Dana spent 12 years in the software industry in individual contributor and leadership roles in Product Development, Product Management, and Human Resources. She currently teaches Human Resources and Accounting at M State and develops custom leadership and personal development sessions for organizations in various industries. She holds an Accounting degree from MSUM and is a Certified Strengths Coach and a CPA.
Educational luncheons are free for FMHRA members & student members.
Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $30 charge per meeting.
Student non-members: Please email email@example.com if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.
Presented by Lisa Edison-Smith & Vanessa Lystad
To register: Employment Law Update: 2018 Review and 2019 Predictions
1. Develop increased knowledge of important local, state and national legal and cultural developments affecting HR in 2018
2. Identify strategies for dealing with regulatory “hot button” issues for 2019 and beyond, such as harassment, disability accommodations and evolving workplace law regarding sexual orientation and gender identity
3. Review practical, proactive steps for increasing HR compliance, employee satisfaction and managing risk for large and small employers.
Lisa Edison-Smith, Shareholder, Vogel Law Firm, MSBA Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist
Vanessa Lystad, Senior Associate, Vogel Law Firm
Presented by Tonya Rule
To register: Avoid Costly Penalties: ACA Compliance Consideration
The Health Care Reform landscape is constantly changing, so it is important to keep abreast of the legislation and deadlines. This session will bring you up-to-date with the latest Affordable Care Act developments, and will also discuss documentation and reporting requirements including how to complete the forms, the importance of a review, and what to do when in receipt of an IRS notice. Common questions and examples will be explored.
1. Review the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and current updates
2. Discuss common misinterpretations of the ACA
3. Discuss the importance of identifying and documenting measurement periods
4. Outline current reporting requirements including IRC Section 6055 and 6056
Tonya Rule, CPA, Senior Manager
Tonya has more than 15 years public accounting experience providing tax and consulting services to individuals and businesses. She works with clients in various industries including health care, transportation, retail and personal service. Tonya leads the health care reform initiative for the Firm and serves as a thought leader related to the Affordable Care Act. She regularly presents workshops and writes articles on health care reform and tax planning tips and strategies.
Presented by Fran Sepler
To register: Investigations from Beginning to End
This session will walk participants process of investigation beginning with the intake and through the findings of fact. Participants will get an overview of investigative planning, interviewing, conducting credibility assessments and making findings as well as lots of practical tips for ensuring an investigation is competent, complete and defensible.
1. To understand all of the components of an effective employment investigation
2. To understand and be able to execute a five-stage investigative interview
3. To be able to create a comprehensive investigative plan
4. To be able to use all available tools to assess witness credibility
5. To become familiar with various ways to structure an investigative report
Fran Sepler is a nationally recognized expert in the field of workplace complaints, employee relations and employment investigations, and the author of “Finding the Facts: What Every Workplace Investigator Needs to Know.” Her firm, Sepler & Associates, located in Minneapolis, was founded in 1991 to address the emerging issues of discriminatory harassment and the challenges of diversity. She has conducted over 1200 employment investigations and provided expert advice to hundreds of employers and attorneys regarding the proper techniques for conducting investigations.