June SESHRM Chapter Meeting
2015 Employment Law Updates for the HR Professional
Presented by Melanie Carpenter and David Kroon from Woods, Fuller, Schultz & Smith P.C.
2015 Employment Law Updates will include information on relevant legal updates to ensure compliance with DOL guidance and review employment law trends in the courts and what it means to HR Practitioners. Melanie Carpenter and David Kroon will also provide updates on hot topics such as employer wellness programs, same sex marriage and HR implications to ensure you are versed on the issues that exist and how to avoid potential litigation.
Melanie Carpenter is an attorney at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. in Sioux Falls, SD. She has been practicing law in the area of employment litigation and insurance defense for over 20 years. She has been recognized repeatedly by her peers in publications such as “Great Plains Super Lawyers” and the U.S. Business Edition of “Super Lawyers”. Outside the courtroom, Melanie also dedicates her time to improving the Sioux Falls Community through her service on boards for organizations such as the Washington Pavilion, the City of Sioux Falls Civil Service Board, and the Zoological Society.
David Kroon is an attorney at Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C. in Sioux Falls, SD. He has been serving clients’ business and employment law needs for over 30 years. He has been recognized for his work in publications such as “The Best Lawyers in America”, “Super Lawyers”, “Chambers USA”, and a winner of the “Best Lawyer’s Sioux Falls Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year”. Dave speaks regularly to various employers and trade associations on employment law issues.
Melanie and David have over 50 years of combined experience providing employment law counsel to various businesses across the state. They have represented employers in all aspects of employment law from employee handbook drafting and employment contract negotiation to representing employers in federal cases regarding discrimination in the workplace. Both attorneys are recognized by their peers as leaders in the employment law field in South Dakota.