Community Bank HR Seminar - Virtual

August 19 - 20, 2020

Today’s modern workplace is transforming the role of the community bank human resources (HR) professional. People management and responsible administration is key for all HR professionals. However, finding reliable and timely information to help your bank navigate complex employment situations can be challenging. 

Whether you are a seasoned HR professional or you’ve recently taken on the role at your community bank, this seminar will provide you with the necessary information to handle the most important legal and emerging issues at your bank.

This course will address critical HR requirements that all community bank HR professionals must know and discuss emerging legal issues that affect community banks. Leave with practical advice, guidance, and key strategies to ensure effective and compliant management of employee and employer requirements.

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August 19

All times noted are Central Time.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Anatomy of Employment Litigation

This interactive session will provide attendees with an understanding of the anatomy of employment-related legal claims, including charges of discrimination and lawsuits, and the ever-so-popular attorney demand letters. Attendees will also learn about common misconceptions, mistakes, risks, and other issues arising out of each of the distinct processes.


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.



10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exploring the “Reasonable” in Reasonable Accommodation

Federal, state, and certain local laws prohibit employers from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. They also generally require employers to reasonably accommodate the known disabilities of employees unless doing so would cause an undue hardship on the employer.

In theory, providing a reasonable accommodation is as simple as changing how an employee performs the job without changing the essential functions of the job itself. That sounds easy, but in real life, we often struggle with how this might work, especially when it comes to the interplay of reasonable accommodation, worker’s compensation benefits, and unpaid and paid leave policies and/or laws.

In this session, we will work through detailed scenarios to help you identify solutions and provide more effective accommodations that will inevitably cost less than defending a failure to accommodate claim.


12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.



12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Technology is Changing the Way We Work- Are You Keeping Pace?

Mobile devices, time tracking apps, social media... as technology continues to rapidly evolve, so does its impact on the working environment. Are you keeping pace?

During this session, instructors will discuss the pitfalls and promises of various technological advances, including compensability issues raised by mobile devices and employees’ access to technology outside of the workplace, jurisdictional mandates for technology reimbursements, privacy issues, and the use of social media as a screening and investigative tool.


1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (15 minute break will be taken during simulation)

Put Yourself in the Hot Seat: Workplace Investigation Simulation

During this session, attendees will take a deep dive into the internal investigation process and assume the role of a human resources professional investigating a difficult race discrimination complaint.

Attendees will learn how to select and question witnesses, review relevant documentation, identify which policies may be implicated, and practical steps and tips on how to appropriately document the investigation to defend any subsequent legal process.


August 20

All times noted are Central Time.

9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Diversity and Inclusion: Eliminating Unconscious Bias and Hidden Barriers

Diversity and inclusion are no longer just buzzwords among human resource professionals; actualizing diversity and inclusion has become a mandate of successful banking operations.

Even so, the “how” is not always clear. This session will address how to identify and remove unconscious bias barriers and implement systemic changes within the workplace to achieve defined diversity and inclusion goals.


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

When Things Return to “Normal” – Minimizing Your Company’s Post-COVID Litigation Exposure

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the federal, state, and local responses to the pandemic, are creating significant workplace challenges for employers in across the nation and in all industries. As employers do their best to navigate these uncertain times, when the dust finally settles, a flood of employment litigation is expected. Attendees will learn about anticipated litigation trends, steps to take now to mitigated against COVID-19 related litigation exposure, and successful defenses to COVID-19 litigation.

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  • Price after March 24 goes up to $695
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