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    2020 Legal Update: HRMA Princeton's Annual Legal Seminar

    Date: March 9, 2020, 8:00am – 11:30am
    HRMA Princeton
    101 Carnegie Center, Einstein Seminar Room, Princeton, NJ (off of Route 1)
    Networking, breakfast & registration begins at 8:00am, meeting starts at 8:30am.
    Advance registration is now open, HRMA Members $50, Non-Members $60. Note, advance registration will close March 5, 2020. Walk-ins are welcome at the door, Cash & Check Only: HRMA members $60, non-members $70.
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    HRMA Half-Day Legal Seminar 

    Note New Location:  101 Carnegie Center, Einstein Seminar Room, Princeton, NJ

    Breakfast will be served at 8:00am with the program beginning promptly at 8:30am

    HRMA Member Registration

    HRMA Non-Member Registration

    **This program is APPROVED for 3.0 GENERAL CREDITS by the HRCI and 3.0 professional development credits by SHRM**


    Tips and Strategies for ADA Accommodations - 8:30am - 9:30am

    This interactive program will discuss tips and strategies for successfully handling requests for workplace accommodations in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. The discussion will include an update on EEOC charges and trends, case law developments on what is “reasonable”, and practical suggestions not only for fielding and responding to requests but also for training managers relevant to accommodations concerns.  This session will also address other practical reasonable accommodations issues, including an overview of relevant definitions of which the HR professional should be aware and will work through common workplace scenarios to provide guidance to the HR professional when navigating accommodations requests.

    What New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program Means for Employers - 9:30am - 10:30am

    New Jersey has amended its Medical Marijuana laws to explicitly require that employers accommodate registered medicinal users.  This change will require a shift in employer’s substance abuse and drug-free workplace policies.  This program will discuss the obligations on New Jersey employers, how to integrate these new requirements in your substance abuse programs, and exceptions to the requirement.  This program will also discuss related topics and trends such as the use of CBD products and the potential for additional changes to marijuana laws, including recreational use and restrictions on pre-employment testing.

    "Can I fire my employee today?” and Other Tricky Questions - 10:30am - 11:30am

    This program will provide a glimpse of how HR leaders and employment counsel interact on complex HR questions and how this strategic teamwork helps manage employer risk. By role-playing with Human Resources Professionals (members of HRMA), we will interactively discuss topics such:

    •  Medical leave where the FMLA does not apply

    •  Extension of FMLA leave as an ADA accommodation

    • Dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues in the workplace

    • Use of interim measures when a harassment complaint has been made

    • I need to fire this person NOW!

    Our Speakers:

    Sherri Affrunti, Esq of The Law Office of Sherri Affrunti, LLC

    Vanessa Kelly, Esq of Clark Hill PLC 


    Full Breakfast Buffet will be provided