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Monthly Educational Luncheon: Sexual Harassment

April 19, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Speaker Bios:

Bronwyn Pepple, Lewis Bess Williams & Weese P.C.

Bronwyn is co-managing director of Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese.  She is also an experienced and practical employment attorney.  Bronwyn represents national and regional employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including defending companies against employment related claims, providing practical advice and counseling on a range of employment issues and training on best practices.

Bronwyn has defended clients in cases involving claims of gender, age, race, disability and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, constructive discharge, breach of employment contract, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, retaliation, violation of public policy and related issues. She has extensive experience advising clients on wage and hour compliance issues and representing clients in large nationwide wage and hour class action litigation. Bronwyn has also represented companies in unfair labor practice charges and various NLRB proceedings. She helps clients navigate employment issues that arise in the context of mergers and acquisitions and she regularly works with clients to draft and review employment and executive agreements as well as employee handbooks and employment policies. Bronwyn works with clients to find practical approaches to complex employment issues ranging from reasonable accommodations and leave management to wage and hour compliance.

Due to Bronwyn’s extensive litigation and in-house experience, she is uniquely situated to provide clients practical and reasonable advice to avoid litigation and where litigation cannot be avoided, she aggressively represents employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

Chuck Weese, Lewis Bess Williams & Weese P.C.

For over 25 years, Chuck has defended national and regional employers on a broad range of employment and labor issues, and has represented employers before virtually every federal and state agency. Prior to joining Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C., Chuck was the leader of the Employment Law group in the Denver office of a national full service firm, and was also head of litigation for the Denver office of a national employment law boutique. Chuck has in-house experience as Senior Counsel for U S West / Qwest where he supervised outside attorneys handling employment litigation across a 14 state region.

Chuck has defended clients in cases involving claims of gender, age, race, disability and national origin discrimination, sexual harassment, constructive discharge, breach of employment contract, retaliation, violation of public policy and related issues. Chuck has represented numerous companies in labor arbitrations, NLRB proceedings, and issues relating to union activities during employee strikes. He also has significant experience in non-compete disputes and wage/hour audits and litigation.  Chuck and the LBWW employment law team have handled numerous class and collective actions.

While Chuck has tried numerous employment law cases in court and in arbitration, he provides great value to his clients in the area of litigation avoidance. Though some firms prefer to litigate for months or years on behalf of their clients before suggesting settlement discussions, Chuck will always assist his clients with efforts to review all options, risks and costs before embarking on costly litigation. He also provides his clients with general advice and counseling on a broad range of employment and labor issues, prepares and presents training seminars to clients, and has prepared materials for and presented lectures at multiple employment law seminars and workshops.

Chuck is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, and has been recognized as a leading employment lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Colorado SuperLawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and 5280 Magazine.

Description:

Please join us for an informative seminar discussing sexual harassment.  Attendees will learn how to respond to claims of sexual harassment and how to set office policies and practices to stop harassment before it begins.

Session Objectives:

Provide attendees information and tools to effectively avoid harassment in their workplaces and the confidence to respond to claims of harassment.

CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR)  towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management  (HR)

This program is valid for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

Mile High Association of Legal Administrators is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute®(HRCI®) pre-approved this program for 1 HR (General) credit hour towards aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

Our monthly educational sessions would not be possible without the generous support of our Business Partners.

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Registration closes at 11:45pm on April 16, 2018.

Tickets

$30.00 Member Ticket

$40.00 Member Guest

$200.00 Member Ticket - Prepaid for all lunches