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Employment Law for Nonprofits (March Madness CLE)
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 Export to Your Calendar 3/7/2018
When: 03/07/2018
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Map this event »
State Bar of GA, Room 3
104 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Presenter: Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta / Labor & Employment Section
Contact: (404) 521-0781

Online registration is available until: 3/7/2018
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3.75 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism hour


About The Program:  

The Labor & Employment Law Section, in conjunction with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (“PBPA”), hosts this employment law seminar to help prepare local practitioners for volunteer opportunities with PBPA. The seminar will focus on proper classification of employees under the FLSA; how to advise nonprofits working with non-exempt employees; and the use of other types of workers in the nonprofit work environment, including independent contractors, volunteers and interns.


Registration Fees:

Atlanta Bar Members: $40


Law Student Members: $5

Law Student Non-Members: $10

Legal Support Staff: $5


Register for three Pro Bono March Madness CLE Programs and save $20! (must use the below registration form when registering for multiple CLE events)


Atlanta Bar Members: $100; Non-members: $250


Non-Members must register via THIS registration form.



7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Check-in and Registration 


8:00 AM – 8:20 AM: Welcome, Introduction of Speakers and Overview of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
Lori Shapiro, Employment Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta


PBPA’s mission, client base, the types of projects on which volunteer attorneys work with nonprofit clients, and the goals for the session

8:20 AM – 9:50 AM:Classification of Workers, the Fair Labor Standards Act and Compensation in the Nonprofit Workplace

Craig Friedman, Partner, Jones Day

Nonprofit organizations must make judgment calls about how to classify their workers and how to pay them. Is an individual an employee, independent contractor, intern or volunteer? We will explore how to provide guidance to nonprofits so that they classify individuals correctly. We will also explore the Fair Labor Standards Act, its exemptions and how it applies to employees and volunteers of an organization.

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM: BREAK

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Investigations, Performance Management and Termination of Employees in the Nonprofit Workplace
David Gevertz, Managing Director of Advocacy, Baker Donelson

We will provide Information about how to advise clients to implement an effective performance review system to support employment decisions and defend against legal claims, how properly to investigate employee concerns, and how to minimize liability when employment terminations are necessary.

11:15 AM – 11:50 AM Employee Handbooks: Appropriate Policies in the Nonprofit Workplace
Lori Shapiro, Employment Counsel, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Guidance on why employee handbooks are important, and the specific policies that employers should consider putting in place when managing employment relationships in the nonprofit workplace. 

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM: Questions and Answers

Bring a non-member to this event at the Section Member price and get entered into a drawing for multiple prizes, including free membership, discounts to area attractions and restaurants, and more! Visit the Atlanta Bar 2 for 2 webpage for rules and more information. Use #ATLBar2for2



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