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    May Lunch Meeting

    Date: May 8, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Organizer:
    NRHRA
    Location:
    N'Tini's Steak and Martinis
    2891 U.S. 190, Mandeville, LA 70471
    (985) 626-5566
    Price:
    $25.00 members; $30.00 non-members
    Event Type:
    Meeting
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    May Meeting Topic: Employment Laws That Can Jump Out and Bite Businesses - Approved for 1 hour General HRCI credit.

    Michelle Anderson is an Associate in the New Orleans, Louisiana office of FISHER & PHILLIPS LLP where she practices in all areas of labor and employment law.  Michelle represents employers in all aspects of employment law in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies. Her practice focuses on representing employers against claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, violations of leave and disability laws, and wage and hour related issues. Michelle also litigates and advises employers on issues arising out of employee defection, including the prosecution and defense of claims involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, breaches of fiduciary duty and violations of trade secret laws. Michelle provides guidance in the areas of employee handbooks, policy and procedure development, and management training. Michelle received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans-College of Law, and completed undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communications at Washington State University.

    Originally from Spokane, Washington, and prior to attending law school, Michelle had a successful career in workforce development where she operated employment and training programs for a private non-profit corporation under contracts from the Department of Labor, the Washington State Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development, and the Department of Social and Health Services.  Michelle’s background in workforce development has yielded practical knowledge and experience in addressing numerous workplace issues.  Michelle has wide exposure to the challenges facing today’s businesses and supervisors; ranging from compliance with state and federal employment requirements to hiring, training, evaluating, and retaining employees in an ever changing labor market.