Navigating your Crew Through Uncertain Times

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June 10, 2004

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Atlanta, Georgia
United States of America

Mark your calendars now to attend AGG’s Employment Law Seminar on Thursday, June 10th at the Four Seasons-Midtown. Our attorneys and guest HR panelists will discuss how to navigate difficult legal and practical issues in today’s uncertain workplace, including the risks of alternative work arrangements, job growth and downsizing, outsourcing and ever increasing benefits costs.

Attendees are eligible for CLE credit and HRCI recertification credit hours. This program has been approved for 4.8 CLE credit hours and 5 recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HCRI homepage at

Emory Mulling, chairman of The Mulling Companies, will join us as our keynote speaker for lunch. The Mulling Group is the largest locally owned outplacement firm of its kind in the southeast and is an affiliate of Lincolnshire International. Mr. Mulling is regularly quoted on workplace issues in national publications, ranging from Time magazine to the New York Times, and he writes a nationally syndicated column for American City Business Journals entitled “PeopleSmarts,” which appears locally in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Schedule of Events
8:30 – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am Introduction
9:15 – 10:00am Changing How You Pay Your Employees:
Understanding The New (And Improved?) FLSA Overtime Regulations
Henry M. Perlowski, Esq. and Edward A. Marshall, Esq.
10:00 – 10:30am Communicating Effectively During Lawsuits And Other Times Of Crisis:
Restoring Faith And Avoiding A Media Circus
Charles T. Huddleston, Esq. and Sarina M. Russotto, Esq.
10:30 – 10:45am Break
10:45am – 12:00pm Improving Employee Morale In An Uncertain Economy:
A Panel Discussion Led By Your Peers
Ana McGary, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, CareCentric
Mark S. Monroe, President, Hat Shack, Inc.
Marie Neff, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, PRG-Schultz International, Inc.
James T. Pearce, Human Resources Manager, Makita Corporation of America
12:00 – 1:45pm Lunch
Keynote Speaker: Emory Mulling, Chairman, The Mulling Companies
1:45 – 2:30pm Breakout Session I:

Staying Afloat on the Stormy “Cs” of Employee Benefits:
Cutting Corners v. Continued Compliance — a Complex Conundrum
Warren E. Kingsley, Esq. and Roger T. Weitkamp, Esq.


Implementing Effective Alternative Work Arrangements:
The Hidden Risks Associated With Independent Contractors, Temporary Employees And Part-Time Arrangements
Henry M. Perlowski, Esq. and Ashley M. Steiner, Esq.

2:30 – 3:15pm

Breakout Session II:

Limiting Risk In The Electronic Workplace:
Facing Electronic Evidence Without Fear
Stephen M. Dorvee, Esq. and Erinn C. Kelly, Esq.


Preventing Whistleblower Claims:
Learning From Another Year Of Sarbanes-Oxley
Robert F. Dow, Esq.

3:15 – 4:00pm Managing Problem Employees:
Using Performance Documents As Tools For Termination
Ashley M. Steiner, Esq.
4:00pm Conclusion