Making the Grade

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May 25, 2005

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

Mark your calendars now to attend AGG’s Employment Law Seminar on Wednesday, May 25th at the Four Seasons Hotel – Midtown. Our attorneys and guest panelists will discuss the best practices of best employers, including the methods employers use to attract and retain employees. 

Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard, Chief People Officer of HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation, will join us as our lunch keynote speaker. In 2005, HomeBanc ranked 20th on the 100 Best Companies to Work For ® list. Dr. Reighard is responsible for recruiting, training, associate satisfaction and leadership development, as well as payroll and benefits where he has implemented many unique enhancements.

Attendees are eligible for six State Bar of Georgia CLE credits, CPE credits and five Society for Human Resource Management HRCI recertification credit hours.


Cost is only $125

Schedule of Events
8:30 – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am Introduction
9:15 – 10:00am Putting Your “Best Face” Forward:  Are You Promoting Sales Or Inviting Appearance Discrimination Claims?
Henry M. Perlowski, Esq. and Sarina M. Russotto, Esq.
10:00 – 10:30am “Forced Ranking” And Other Employee Classification Systems:  Are You Promoting Productivity Or Inviting Age Discrimination Claims?
Charles T. Huddleston, Esq. and Stephanie M. Jones, Esq.
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Implementing An Effective (And Necessary) Corporate Ethics Program Throughout Your Workforce:  A Panel Discussion Led By Your Peers
Andrew Agwunobi, M.D., M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer, Grady Health System
James Balkcom Jr., C-Level Mentor, Corporate Psychology Resources, Inc.
Michael C. Nichols, Esq., General Counsel, Sysco Corporation
Anne Tkacs, Executive Director of Corporate Compliance, AGL Resources
Lisa Tyler, Director of Human Resources, NetBank, Inc.
12:00 – 1:45pm Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dwight “Ike” Reighard, Chief People Officer, HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation
1:45 – 2:30pm Breakout Session I:

Navigating The Brave New World Of Privacy Issues In The Workplace:  Lessons Learned From ChoicePoint And Boeing
Henry M. Perlowski, Esq.


Understanding The Changes Needed To Your Qualified Retirement And Welfare Benefit Plans:  The Rules Of The Game Keep Changing
Warren E. Kingsley, Esq. and Karen D. Martinez, Esq.

2:30 – 3:15pm

Breakout Session II:

Navigating The Brave New World Of Privacy Issues In The Workplace:  Lessons Learned From The Early Years Of HIPAA
Tracy M. Field, Esq.


Understanding Congress’ Response To Corporate “Worst” Practices:  The New Restrictions On Deferred Compensation Arrangements
Roger T. Weitkamp, Esq.

3:15 – 4:00pm Managing Employee Leave Requests:  Perfecting The Alphabet Soup Of The ADA, FMLA And USERRA, And Considering Other “Best Practices” Leave Ideas
Ashley S. Kelly, Esq.
4:00pm Conclusion