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Emily Waddell – Supreme Leak: Employment Lessons Learned

 

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While the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization has led to significant media buzz concerning the Supreme Court’s role as law interpreter, the division of rights under state and federal law, as well as social activism generally, the draft ruling also reminds HR Professionals about some important policies and practices.

What are those policies and practices you may ask? In this episode of HR Power Hour, join co-host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Labor and Employment Attorney Emily Waddell of Verrill concerning the importance of confidentiality agreements at work, how the National Labor Relations Act can effect an organization seeking to restrict employee discussion about social justice matters, as well as revisiting the protections afforded to employees who talk at work about their religious beliefs (which may or may not be directly tied to social justice issues).

Join us on the next episode of HR Power Hour as we discuss each of these important factors as they relate to the leak of the draft opinion relating to the proposed overturning of Roe v. Wade.

About The Guest:

Emily provides tailored legal solutions to support her client’s human capital and organizational objectives.

As a member of Verrill’s Employment & Labor Group, Emily uses her legal and business background to understand and solve complex employer and employee issues in the workplace. With her on-the-ground experience in labor arbitration, mediation, collective bargaining negotiations, and contract administration, Emily understands the importance of reliable legal support in high-pressure situations.

Debra Weiss Ford – Romance in the Workplace

 

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We spend over 90,000 hours during our lifetime working so it is no surprise that 1/3 of U.S workers say they have been or are in a workplace romance.

We are of course dealing with primal human behavior. In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with employment attorney Debra Weiss Ford at Jackson Lewis P.C. Romance in the Workplace.

We discuss the legal issues dealing with consensual and nonconsensual relationships and why employers need have policies and processes in place to ensure respect in the workplace is a top priority.

About The Guest:

Debra Weiss Ford is office managing principal and litigation manager of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Debra also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

Debra trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Debra was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.

Mark Gonska -Key Strategies for Retaining Talent

 

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Having trouble retaining great talent? Dealing with employees walking out the door after the first week? Struggling with your leadership not truly understanding when employees are leaving?

In this episode of the HR Power Hour, join host CMA’s David Ciullo discuss with Mark Gonska, Executive Vice President of Dise & Company, Key Strategies for Retaining Talent that include the “4 R’s” in onboarding, how to deal with the actual employers and leaders’ brand in the marketplace, and focusing on what the employers really need to do to succeed in keeping talent.

About The Guest:

Mark Gonska is Executive Vice President at Dise & Company.

He helps employers avoid the second most costly mistake they can ever make: retaining employees they should release.

Also known as America’s Career Coach, Mark has assisted over 8,000 people moving forward in their careers.

He also works with groups on plant closings and job relocation projects nationally and globally.

Eric Bailey – Wholly Shift – The Cure for Stupidity

 

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After the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, millions of people around the world entered into a dialogue about race and racism in America.

Many leaders and HR professionals don’t know where and how to enter the conversation effectively to have this critical conversation. On today’s episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with bestselling author Eric M. Bailey, President of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, Wholly Shift: Changing the Conversation About Diversity, Empathy, and Privilege Using Brain Science.

We discuss his new book, The Cure for Stupidity, where Eric teaches new ways to think differently from traditional diversity training and how to get real results.

About The Guest:

Eric Bailey is the President and CEO of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing OD/Strategy consulting firms in the western United States. His impact helps leaders improve the lives of those who follow them, and the customers/citizens whom they are charged with supporting. Eric has a uniquely diverse set of experiences, including helping future NFL Hall-of-Famer Larry Fitzgerald pet a rhinoceros; teaching dozens of young children to ski; changing the strategic course of dozens of cities; jumping out of an airplane with his wife; flying an F-16, and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University. Eric understands that no matter what life puts in your path, there are lessons to be learned or stories to be told.

Eric is the creator of the Principles of Human Understanding™, a leadership and communication methodology based in brain science and psychology. Eric’s unique style blends fact and emotion and finds ways to appeal to the analytical thinkers, the emotional feelers, and everyone in between. Eric has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes, Like a Real Boss Podcast and works with leaders and teams across North America to see common problems from new and different perspectives. Eric also hosts a YouTube series of 2-minute leadership video lessons called The Walking Meeting.

Through keynote presentations, group facilitation, strategic planning, team dynamics, individual coaching, and writing, Eric has a unique ability to communicate seemingly complex concepts in easy-to-comprehend ways. This style makes the message and lessons accessible to everyone from Generals to Airmen, and CEOs to frontline employees. Eric has worked with a myriad of clients including Google, Luke Air Force Base, Los Angeles County, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, The City of Phoenix, Arizona Women Leading Government, and Plasmology4.

Eric has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, where he ran on the Track & Field team specializing in the 400m hurdles and the 4×400 relay. When not working or researching, Eric enjoys road cycling with his wife Jamie and their three children in Phoenix, AZ.

Eric understands that the success that he has been blessed with is not the end result, but rather a moment of time in his fight to have a greater impact on the world.