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Thank you Captain DiLorenzo for presenting an informative session on Active Shooters in the Workplace at the October 10th meeting! 

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2019 Employment Law Update & Annual Meeting

November 05, 2019
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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Pine Lakes
5603 Granddaddy Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Please join us for our Annual Year End Employment Law Update & Annual Meeting.

This session will cover:

Year End Employment Law Update: 2019 Review of Key Court Decisions and Legislation.

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 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. 

Annual Meeting

We will provide our annual "State of the Union" of COHR including membership, financials, and voting of 2019 Board Members.

Your COHR Annual Sponsors Are:

If you register and are unable to attend the event, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  Failure to attend or notify, may result in a charge for the full amount of your ticket. 


$20.00 COHR Member Ticket

$10.00 Student COHR Member Ticket

$35.00 Non-Member/Guest

$0.00 1st Time Guest Ticket

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We are accepting applications for 2020 Board Members

Do you believe you can make a valuable contribution to the COHR SHRM Chapter? If so, we want to hear from you! Please contact Nicole Bennet, Chapter President, to express your interest. 


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WE ARE GROWING! Welcome our NEW COHR members!

Jean Ann Stevens Senior Payroll & HR Advisor Heartland Payroll
Julie Cook Talent Development Specialist Fluor
Joanna Slider Human Resources Coordinator South Atalantic Bank


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Tips to Support Employees Returning from Mental Health Leave

November 12, 2019

A person with mental health challenges may have a legal right to reasonableaccommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Kristin Tugman, vice president of health and productivity analysis and consulting at Prudential, spoke recently during a webinar on understanding suicide's impact in the workplace. She suggested the following accommodations for people returning to work after taking leave for mental health reasons:

  • Let them use accrued paid leave or additional unpaid leave for treatment and/or recovery.
  • Create a modified work schedule and assist them with managing or negotiating the workload.
  • Increase work breaks.
  • Give them access to a quiet room. This can be very effective in offices that have an open design.
  • Reduce their exposure to stressors.
  • Relocate them to a quieter workspace or permit them to use headphones.
  • Temporarily modify duties, such as changing the balance between customer-facing work and desk work.
  • Change their shifts.
  • Reassign them to an equivalent position.
  • Pair them with a trusted co-worker, coach or mentor who can advocate for and help them transition back to work.


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FLSA Changes: A Look Into the DOL’s Final Overtime Rule and How You Can Prepare

Presenters: Louis Lessig, Brown & Connery, LLP 

View live: December 5, 2019, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through March 2020)

Program length: 60 minutes

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In this program, employment attorney Louis Lessig will go in-depth on the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule to boost the salary threshold at which workers are eligible to receive overtime, making a major change to employee exemption criteria under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The final rule was announced on Sept. 24, 2019, and goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. It will extend overtime protections to more than a million currently exempt workers earning less than $35,568 annually.

This salary level threshold increase could represent financial and operational challenges for employers, who now must evaluate how their employees are scheduled and paid in order to make the types of workforce decisions that will mitigate their labor costs and exposure under the FLSA.

The program will provide an overview of the final rule, five potential challenges employers may face and four potential solutions to those challenges.

Start preparing so you can remain compliant next year.

Learn about our speaker
About the Presenters: Louis Lessig, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a partner at the law firm of Brown & Connery, LLP in Westmont, NJ in their labor and employment group. He regularly counsels clients, conducts training sessions and represents clients in federal and state court as well as before administrative agencies. Mr. Lessig speaks across the country and regularly writes articles that appear in publications nationwide including XpertHR. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and serves as the president of the Philadelphia chapter. Lessig actively SHRM and holds the positions of state director-elect and legislative director for the Garden State Council – SHRM in New Jersey.  

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Recertification Credit

SHRM Certification has approved this webcast for 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification. A program code will be provided at the end of the webcast. The program also meets recertification credit standards set by the HR Certification Institute and other HR certifying bodies, but candidates must manually enter their activity into their records.

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Paycom


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