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    8th Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar

    Date: October 16, 2018, 8:00am – 12:00pm
    HRMA of Northwest Missouri
    St. Jo Casino
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    8th Annual Half-Day Legal Seminar

    October 16, 2018
    St. Jo Casino
    777 Winners Circle
    St. Joseph, MO 64505
    8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Registration Open & Breakfast Buffet
    8:15 a.m. -  Welcome
    8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Program Sessions

    • Be Careful before you hit “Send” – The Problem with Emails and Text Messages – Your Obligation if You Get Sued

    - Lauren SobaskiFisher & Phillips LLP

    • Responding to Allegations of Harassment in the Age of #MeToo and #TimesUP

    - Heather Lake‐ Constangy Brooks & Smith

    • Bulletproof Background Check Policies

    - Nick Jasa - OneSource

    Presenters Information:

    Lauren Sobaski - Lauren Sobaski is an associate in the firm’s Kansas City office. She
    focuses her practice on employment discrimination and related
    litigation, employment law training, drafting policies and procedures,
    and wage and hour law.

    Prior to engaging in the practice of law, Lauren spent 15 years in
    human resource management. This experience gives her a unique
    insight into the employment law matters that are most important to
    her clients. Most recently, Lauren was a human resource consultant
    at Paychex, where she provided human resource management to 75
    businesses operating in 20 states. Lauren’s significant career in
    human resources positions her well to work with her clients to
    identify and obtain practical business solutions to their toughest
    employment issues.

    Lauren is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources
    (SPHR), which is issued by the Human Resource Certification
    Institute, and a Society of Human Resource Management Senior
    Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). During law school, Lauren served as a judicial intern to the
    Honorable Fernando J. Gaitan, Jr. in the United States District Court,
    Western District of Missouri. She also interned at the United States
    Department of Labor Office of the Solicitor, where she worked on
    OSHA and wage and hour investigations.

    Heather Lake - Heather is a partner in the Kansas City office of Constangy Brooks, Smith & Prophete.  Heather’s practice is devoted to employment litigation and counseling. She represents employers in a broad spectrum of federal and state court litigation and in administrative proceedings, including class actions, wage and hour disputes, claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment and retaliation and violations of other employment-related laws. Heather also counsels employers on strategies for minimizing potential litigation and is regularly involved in providing advice on the practical and legal implications of everyday employment decisions. Heather assists employers in developing workplace policies and procedures, training their employees, investigating employee complaints, discipline and terminating employees, determining exempt and non-exempt status, and reductions-in-force prior to their occurrence to help ensure legal compliance.

    Heather has experience as both a plaintiffs' and defense attorney. After graduating from the LL.M. program, she defended and counseled employers in various employment related matters. Immediately prior to joining Constangy, Heather represented employees in various industries in class and collective action wage and hour law matters involving both state wage and hour laws as well as the FLSA. Heather has both jury and bench trial experience.

    Nick Jasa - Nick, CEO of One Source, has been with the company for 13 years.  Starting in the Operations Department, Nick has worked in every position possible at One Source.  He attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and helped start Credit Union Financing out of Colorado.  Working in finance has been helpful to One Source, as both credit financing and background checks are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Nick is a regular speaker at local, state and national SHRM/School association conferences.  He provides Ongoing Education credits for HR professionals to obtain or retain their PHR, SPHR and other certifications.


    • Members: $50.00
    • Guests: $65.00

    Event Sponsors:

    Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event! If you are considering becoming a sponsor for this event, please click the button below to contact us and learn more about what we offer our sponsors. 

    Recertification Information:


    This event will be recognized by SHRM to offer 3.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and will be submitted for 3 General PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credit through

    In support the SHRM Foundation, we will be holding a fundraiser and drawing at this event. Please bring your donation dollars to contribute to this worthy cause. 

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