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    January SHRM Luncheon - Employers Obligations When Accommodating Injured Workers

    Date: January 8, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Programs Chair, Jessica Pierson:
    Red Lion Hotel, 20 N Main Street Kalispell, MT 59901
    No charge for members, $24 for program & lunch for non-members
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    Meeting Notice:  January 8, 2015

    Flathead Valley Chapter of

    Society for Human Resource Management

    We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming meeting! 

    RSVP required.  Please RSVP by 2 p.m. on Monday, January 5  to our Programs Chair, Jessica Pierson,


    Date:                     Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Program:             Employers Obligations When Accommodating Injured Workers

    Presenter:          Tam Newby 

    Time:                     11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 and our general meeting will start at 11:45 a.m.

    Place:                    Red Lion Hotel, 20 N Main Street Kalispell, MT 59901

    Lunch:                    No charge for members.

    NON-MEMBER:    No charge for First Time Guest     $24 for program & lunch for non-members.                                Note:  Non-members who RSVP for lunch and are unable to attend will still be billed.

    Program Description:

    The highest number of claims filed in Montana are disability, harassment, and retaliation. This one hour course taught by a Montana Human Rights Bureau investigator and mediator addresses the employer duty and obligation when responding to these claims including statutory timelines, liability, prima facie, risk, and case analysis. Accommodating physically and mentally disabled employees include the employer’s duty to: enter into an interactive dialogue; determine reasonable accommodation; essential job function; implementation; and follow-up. In addition, the course will address affirmative and preventative ways to reduce the chances of employees filing discrimination and retaliation claims.

    Presenter Information:

    Tam Newby is as an investigator for Montana Human Rights Bureau, where she has worked since March 2011. Although the majority of her cases are employment related, Tam’s investigative background is diverse: ranging from education to employment and from housing to finance and public accommodation. Tam is also a certified mediator and recent board member for Montana Mediation Association. Her philosophy about conflict resolution and training as a mediator enable Tam to mediate or settle cases, often resulting in more fulfilling outcomes for all parties.

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