2022.10.11 PDM

Straight from the Headlines: Employment Law News You Can Use

We need look no further than the news to learn valuable HR lessons. There, we find a constant stream of stories of employees behaving badly (and managers behaving even worse), angry juries awarding huge verdicts to punish employers for outrageous behavior, and even some local companies in the news for the wrong reasons. Who doesn't like to learn from the mistakes of others, especially when truth is stranger than fiction?

Attendees will:

  1. Get a new perspective on sometimes mundane topics like discrimination and harasment (including LGBT+ and DEI issues), social media, and COVID
  2. Learn real-world stories they can share with supervisors and other leaders as a memorable way to drive home important HR lessons; and
  3. Gain encouragement knowing they are not alone when dealing with crazy HR stories.

About Bob Coursey Esq SPHR SHRM-SCP

Bob has been an employment lawyer for over 20 years. He spent his first 10 years of practice at Fisher Phillips, one of the most respected employment law firms in the country, where he defended companies in employment related litigation. He then spent 11 years at Employers Council, where he focused his practice on keeping employers out of trouble. In 2021, Bob started his own company—Modern Age Employment Law—where he counsels, represents, and trains employers who are looking for a modern approach to their employment law and HR challenges.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University in Virginia in 1992. In 1998, he received his law degree, with honors, from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where he also served on the Law Review.
Bob is licensed to practice law in Utah and Georgia. He’s also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Despite all that very dry sounding info, Bob is actually a real person too. He is a music lover, an OK drummer who still dreams of being a rock star, a daily meditator, a Peloton enthusiast, an avid reader, and a lover of Utah’s outdoors. Most importantly, he’s a husband and father of four sons who bring him immense joy.

Right People – Right Seats – Right Time

HR’s role is to deliver the talent necessary to meet business objectives. Workforce planning is about identifying the gap between the workforce needed for the future based on the organizations’ strategy and todays current workforce. Deming once said, “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” In this class we will discuss the importance of workforce planning and the process needed to meet business objectives.

Key Objectives:

  • Data Analysis (what to collect)
  • Buy-in from leaders
  • Forecasting/projections
  • Skills Gap Analysis
  • Implementation

About Stacee Pedersen

Stacee is an experienced professional with over 20 years of experience leading organizations through growth, helping employees adapt to change, and managing all aspects of Human Resources and Safety. Experience includes business strategy, operational excellence, organizational development, employee relations, compensation and benefits administration, training, safety/environmental, and federal and state regulatory compliance. Stacee earned her MBA from the University of Utah, completed her undergraduate degree in HR at Weber State University, and holds both a SHRM-SCP and SPHR certification. Stacee loves competitive sports and finds joy with family at ball games – cheering on her kids’ teams. She enjoys playing piano, reading books on leadership and living a life filled with purpose.