Q: My supervisor tasked me with locating resources on being prepared for an “active shooter” situation. Can MSEC help?
A: Yes. To start, you might take a look at Workplace Violence Prevention, Readiness and Response from the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, accessible here; OSHA’s Recommendations for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs in Late-Night Retail Establishments, accessible here; and 4 Types of Workplace Violence: What’s Your Greatest Risk? accessible here.
However, I would be remiss if I failed to confess that these resources were cribbed from attorney Mark Parcheta’s upcoming Employment Law Update (ELU) presentation titled, Violence in the Workplace: Are You Prepared? Having edited Mark’s written materials, I can tell it will be excellent and well worth attending.
In my remaining space, I may as well stick with a theme and mention the rest of our ELU programs, which are as follows:
Legal and Legislative Update: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You.
This year, the enormous task of preparing MSEC’s annual Legal and Legislative Update falls to Diane Waters, who will analyze the year’s most significant employment law cases and ready employers for upcoming regulatory changes.
Unconscious Bias: Is it the Benign Mask of Discrimination?
Nick Haynes will discuss a form of discrimination so subtle that employers can engage in it subconsciously. The penalties, unfortunately, can be very real.
Managing Mental Health Issues Under the ADA: Making it through the Maze
Polymath Ben Hase discusses the complex landscape of mental health impairment and the ADA. Sobering statistic: one in four Americans will experience a mental health impairment this year.
Accountability: More Than a Buzzword
Evan Abbott, the only ELU speaker I’ve ever seen receive a standing ovation, will talk about workplace buzzwords and why “accountability” should not become one.
Complex Leave Issues: Sorting It All Out
Cheri Vandergrift addresses a topic at the heart of employment law: complex leave issues, where laws overlap and seem to pull you in different directions. Master this, and everything else will seem easy.
The Blurred Lines of Off-Duty Conduct: When Should HR Get Involved?
Barbara Wyngarden and Lorie Birk cover another issue exacerbated by technology: whether and when to get involved when you learn of an employee’s questionable off-duty conduct.
The conference takes place throughout the month of May. For dates, locations, and online registration, click here.
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