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Color Country Human Resource Association is a fellowship of Human Resource Managers in Southern Utah dedicated to education, certification, and networking to its members. CCHRA is affiliated with both the Utah HR State Council, the national Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Resource Certification Institute.

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Upcoming Virtual Employment Law Seminar Information

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November 17, 2020
9am to 1:30pm

2020 Southern Utah Employment Law Seminar

Presented by the attorneys at
Parson, Behle, and Latimer 

Sponsored by
Corporate Traditions



Workshop Overview:

 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Sex? Drugs? Guns? Travel Time? Ensure Your Employment Polices are Up-to-Date 
Presented by Derek Langton

Ensure your company’s employment policies are clear and comply with current law. As a best practice, employers should have a well-drafted and up-to-date policy in place before it is needed. Derek will discuss several significant policies that are often included in employee handbooks or policies and procedures manuals, including travel time, guns in the workplace, drug testing and romance in the workplace.

 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM  Trends in Employment Law Cases Related to COVID-19 
Presented by Sean Monson and Susan Motschiedler

In 2020, nearly every employee and employer has experienced some change to their workplace. With the Federal government’s introduction of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which includes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, employers face compliance with additional new laws during difficult times. This, and the practical realities of dealing with a pandemic, have led to additional aspects of litigation for employees to pursue against employers. This presentation will focus on the national trend of traditional employee vs. employer cases filed as a direct result of COVID-19.

 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Employee Privacy in a Post-COVID-19 World 
Presented by Mark A. Wagner
  As some employees continue to work from home and others begin to return to physical workplaces, what activities should employers monitor and what information should they gather? Mark will discuss current employee monitoring practices, the legal need to monitoring certain employee activities, and how to manage the legal risks involved.

 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
 Lunch / Break

 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM  How to properly conduct a workplace investigation?
Presented by Christina Jepson
  Workplace investigations are critical for solving problems and avoiding legal liability.  But, if they are done incorrectly, they can cause more problems than they solve.  Christina will discuss when to do an investigation, investigation techniques, and documentation. 



Presenter's Bios:

Derek Langton
  Derek is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, a past chair of the firm’s Litigation practice group, and also a member of the firm’s Employment Law practice group. The primary emphasis of his practice is in the areas of non-compete agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, and the protection of trade secrets. He is also actively involved in other areas of employment law, as well as in business, commercial and real property litigation.

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Sean Monson   ----------------------------------------------------------
Sean is the current department chair of Parsons’ Employment & Labor practice group. He focuses his practice in employment counseling and litigation and real estate litigation and transactions. He has represented several large and small Utah businesses in litigation matters involving claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, covenants not to compete, WARN Act disputes, OSHA infractions, and labor disputes. 

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Susan Baird Motschiedler   ----------------------------------------------------------
Susan is a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer's Employment and Labor Law and Litigation practice groups. She maintains a civil litigation practice with a focus on employment litigation and counseling, and business litigation. 

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Mark A. Wagner  

Mark concentrates his practice in employment law, homeowners association law and health care law. In his employment practice, Mr. Wagner counsels and represents employers in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship, including employee recruiting, screening, and hiring; employment agreements; executive incentive compensation plans; employment handbooks, policies, and procedures.

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Christina Jepson   ----------------------------------------------------------
For the past 25 years, Christina has partnered with clients to solve their labor and employment issues. She assists clients with the full spectrum of employment issues, including daily management of employment issues as well as litigation. Christina served as the chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department for more than 10 years and is the past chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Utah State Bar.

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 About Parson, Behle, and Latimer  

One of the Intermountain West’s largest employment law groups, Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Employment and Labor department assists clients in virtually every area of employment law including daily advice and business planning, investigations and training. We proactively leverage resources across all areas of the firm to protect and inform clients, helping avoid litigation. But if litigation is unavoidable, our deep resources and expertise empower us to aggressively defend clients in lawsuits, charges and administrative claims. 

Click here to learn more about Parson, Behle, and Latimer. 

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Virtual: Zoom

You must be registered to participate

Register Now

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Registration Fee - $20
Student Members- $10

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Certification: HRCI, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP Pending Approval



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Thank you to our sponsors for this event:  

Platinum Sponsor 

Corporate Traditions™ is a family owned company.  We understand the importance of sharing the traditions of the holidays with your valued team members, your clients and associates.  Our Gift Certificates make it easy to show your appreciation. Because our certificates are good for any brand at any grocery store throughout the United States, your gift can be used for any gathering or event that your employees and/or clientele will be attending throughout the holiday season and beyond.

CCHRA has sponsorship opportunities available for our monthly programs. If you are interested in learning more about this great opportunity, please contact Eddy Ortiz, Chapter President via email at

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