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    Performance Management: Best and Worst Practices (An Attorney's Perspective)

    Date: February 18, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Innovation Room
    518 S. 6th St
    St Joseph, MO 64507
    ph: 800-447-1083
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    (Registration closes at 12:00pm on Friday, February 14, 2014. E-mail for possible late registration)

    Program Description:

    Our session will focus on the role performance management plays in employment issues. We will look at some real-life examples of where an employer's failure to effectively manage employee performance issues caused problems for the employer, particularly when the documentation is brought in front of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the EEOC, and/or a jury. Attendees will learn best practices for "managing the managers" and employees in the context of performance appraisals and discipline.

    Presenter Information:

     Megan Walawender - Attorney - Constangy, Brooks & Smith LLP

    Megan primarily focuses her practice on employment litigation defense, and has successfully tried both federal and state jury cases in the employment litigation context. She is known for effectively handling sexual harassment and employment discriminationcases with complicated and challenging factual scenarios. She also have extensive experience successfully litigating all types of discrimination and wage claims, including class claims, at both the trial and appellate level.

    She prefers, however, to work closely with clients to resolve difficult human resources issues before they transform into litigation. To that end, she often provides audit services to firm clients to analyze human resource compliance issues. She also frequently speaks and provides training on relevant legal topics based on her employment litigation background, such as harassment prevention and termination procedures.

    Specialties: Training for employees and management on HR issues, litigation of employment claims in federal and state trials, non-compete agreements, mediation.

    HRCI Recertification Information:

    This program has been submitted for 1 General PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credit through


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