October 2018 Print



November 13, 2018
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM - Breakfast will be served.

Presented by: Molly Cherry


Molly Cherry is a member in the Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offices of Nexsen Pruet, LLC.  She has a broad background in general business litigation, employment litigation and dispute resolution, and is a certified specialist in labor and employment law, as well as a civil court mediator.  Molly is active in the South Carolina Bar, having served as chairperson of the Employment and Labor Law Section.  She is also an active member of the Tri-County Human Resources Management Association, having served on the board for a number of years, including as chair.

Molly recently completed her service as chair of the SC Employment and Labor Law Advisory Board, and, last year, she was named the 2016 Charleston “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation -- Labor and Employment.

Molly represents management in a variety of employment matters including discrimination law, disability law, employment contracts and non-competition covenants, employment torts, wage issues, harassment litigation and training. She is a frequent speaker for business and community organizations on these topics and others. 

This meeting is sponsored by:


December 13, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM - Lunch and Dessert will be served.

COHR Member Holiday Luncheon!  Exciting info coming soon!


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MIX IT UP!  Renew your COHR Membership by October 31st for chance to win a Kitchen Aid Mixer!

2018 has been aother great year for COHR.  Attendance has been strong at our monthly gatherings which always include a tasty meal and plenty of HR people connecting.

Trending HR topics highlighted at gatherings have included:

 *  "Hot Healthcare Trends"

 *  Interactive "Share the HR Love and Sectrets"

 *  Attorney led "#Harassment: Prevention and Investigation"

 *  "Leading a Culture of Change"

 *  Attorney led "Personal Liabilty of Managers"

 *  Attorney led "HR Roundtable: Review of Real HR Scenarios" (so popular, an expanded session is anticipated for 2019)

And there is more to come!And there is more to come!

To continue your COHR membership into 2019, click here to LOGIN to your COHR Membership Account (you will need your username and password). Once you are logged in, click on "Member Dues" on the left side toolbar under "Member Area".  Follow the process to renew your membership. (Note: If you accidentally click on the wrong link, scroll to the bottom of the website and click on "Member Area" at the bottom toolbar.)

Those renewing memberships (member renewal and fee received) by October 31st will be entered into a special drawing for a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer!


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COHR Members have begun their pursuit of SHRM Certifications. Pictured (Left to right) are Heather Jordan, Angela Pharr, Susan Todd, Brandye Huggins, Marina Darminio, Kendall Jones, Brandon McClellan, and Jennifer Ellis. All members will be prepping for the winter testing window. We wish them all the best!

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WE ARE GROWING! Welcome our NEW COHR members!

Wynn Godbold -  Bee Sharp Professional Training

Allison Jones -    The Jackson Companies

Ocinda Pollitt -    Progressive Insurance

Cathy Wyatt -    Health Information Associates



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The FMLA: What Conditions Qualify for Leave?

Presenters: Dolly Clabault and Michelle Higgins, J.J. Keller & Associates

View live: October 24, 12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through January 2019)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Since its enactment more than 25 years ago, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has created a host of compliance issues for HR offices. An area that still confuses HR offices and employees alike is what type of circumstances qualify for FMLA leave and what kind of documentation employers can -- and should -- require employees to provide. In this program, Dolly Clabault and Michelle Higgins from J.J. Keller & Associates will outline when employees are eligible for FMLA leave, what type of health conditions are considered serious under the law and how to document FNKA absences. You will also learn how to effectively communicate FMLA guidelines to employees and stay in compliance. 

About the Presenters: Dolly Clabault, SHRM-CP, PHR, is a senior editor at J.J. Keller & Associates. She has been part of Keller's HR publishing team since 1996. She specializes in employment law topics such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. With a creative writing background, Clabault translates employment laws, regulations and case law into easy-to-understand guidance. 

Michelle Higgins is an associate editor on the HR publishing team at J.J. Keller & Associates. She researches and creates content on a variety of labor-related topics, including minimum wage, overtime, garnishment, salary deductions, health plans, exempt vs. non-exempt employees, retirement, independent contractors, and child labor. Higginsalso contributes content on compliance and best practices for use in J.J. Keller products, including wage and hour compliance manuals and the BottomLine Benefits and Compensation newsletter. 

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Recertification Credit

Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM, as well as recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).


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