Enlightened HR Luncheon - Progressive Policies: What's In Your Handbook?
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When: November 13th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Grand Street Cafe
4740 Grand
Kansas City, Missouri 
United States
Contact: Lori Maher McCombs, Executive Director
(913) 948-8623

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Progressive Policies: What's In Your Handbook

Presented by


Shelly Freeman, JD

Attorney at Law | Jackson Lewis, PD


November 13, 2018 | 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m | Grand Street Cafe

In this tight talent landscape, how can our policies provide us the competitive edge to attract and retain desired  talent?  This session will discuss some of the latest developments and trends in HR policies and processes—and the pros and cons, risks and benefits of them.  Veteran labor and employment lawyer Shelly Freeman will lead this timely discussion.    


About the speaker. Shelly L. Freeman is a Principal in the Overland Park, Kansas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Freeman has nearly 30 years’ experience practicing labor and employment law. Mid–career, she served as the Director of Corporate and Field Human Resources for a large, multistate, publicly traded company, where she directed and supervised the human resources function for the corporate, manufacturing, distribution, and retailing components of the business. She returned to private practice in 2001, and has continued successfully first-chairing federal and state Court trials, appellate arguments, and labor arbitrations; representing employers in federal and state agency proceedings; conducting internal FLSA reviews and audits; assisting with restructuring efforts; drafting employee handbooks and HR policies for multi-state employers; and investigating harassment, fraud, and other internal issues. She regularly counsels employers on day-to-day HR issues.

Ms. Freeman's practice has also included a particular focus on management training. She designs and delivers training for managers on a full range of employment topics, including anti-harassment, employment law for managers (including anti-discrimination, reasonable accommodation, managing attendance and leaves of absence, and FLSA/managing time), managing workplace gender transition, performance management, and effective leadership.

Ms. Freeman has been a featured speaker on various employment topics at national conferences and webinars for such organizations as the American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section; the Missouri Bar; the Heartland Labor & Employment Law Institute; the University of Kansas School of Law; University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) CLE; the Society of Human Resource Management of Greater Kansas City (SHRM-KC); the Missouri Chamber of Commerce; the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; and many private companies. In 2008, she was a guest panelist in the Edgar Snow Symposium in Beijing, China.


This program has been pre-approved for 1.0 hour of SHRM CP/SCP professional development credit through SHRM (www.shrm.org) and the 1.0 hour of general credit through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Registration Fees

Members - $35

Non-Members - $50

Student Members - $10

Program Schedule

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - New Member Orientation
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon & Program



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