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Active Shooters and the Aftermath

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 10am

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Shawn O’Leary

Show Topic:

On this episode of HR Power Hour, join Tawny as she talks to Shawn O’Leary, Executive Vice President of Dirigo Safety, LLC, about active shooter training and the importance of having a plan in place to respond to the aftermath of an attack. 
 
Most employers think that it could never happen to them. Their organization is staffed with great people, and none of them would ever wish harm on their co-workers. In many situations, however, the threat is not from one of your employees but from a third party. 
 
Have you recently performed a security assessment of your physical location, are your employees trained on how to respond to an active shooter incident, do you have a plan in place as to how to respond in the aftermath of such an event? Tawny and Shawn will discuss best practices in responding to all these concerns and how to keep employees as safe as possible should an active shooter event occur at your workplace. 

About The Guest:

Shawn O’Leary is our Executive Vice President who joined the Dirigo Safety LLC in 2016. Also, he oversees our Policy Development Services, Online Training Programs for Maine Law Enforcement agencies, Executive Selection, and Recruitment Services, Supervisory Promotional Examinations & Assessment Center Services.
 
He also oversees our Workplace Violence training and On-Site Security Assessments products. He provides a sense of ease and understanding for those clients he interacts with while ensuring that they gain critical information through superior customer service. Shawn has over 36 years of law enforcement experience, 15 of which have been at the Command Level and Senior Executive Level.

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How 2020 Has Changed Our Economy

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10am

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Chris Cynkar 

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This week on HR Power Hour, we look at how 2020 has changed our economy including the business trends of remote work, customer expectations, and the disruption of “norms.”

In addition, we uncover the growth opportunities for business owners and cost reductions in 2021.

Join CMA host David Ciullo as he speaks with Chris Cynkar, Business Owner, Franchise Consultant, and Expense Reduction Expert, as we look at what business owners are planning this year.

About The Guest:

For the past ten years, Chris has guided MBA students to explore business ownership through a series of Entrepreneurship courses that he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Today, Chris spends most of his time consulting, one on one with individuals who want to explore the many benefits of franchise ownership. Chris helps individuals invest in businesses that perfectly match their goals, skills, and interests..  (Read More)

Top 10 PRO-Act Changes To Watch

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 10am

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Guest:

Rob Brooks Verrill 

Rob provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, and arbitration.

Rob routinely handles claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, unpaid wages, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other disputes before judges, juries, and administrative agencies, and has successfully represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Rob also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients on proper termination procedures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, labor relations, disability issues, stock option and employee benefit disputes, and other matters.

Rob has a particular focus on negotiating project labor agreements for large-scale construction projects. Rob has also advised public and private entities concerning the lawful use of project labor agreements in the context of a state’s competitive bidding laws.

Retail Pride

Saturday, February 27, 2021 @10am

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Guest:

Ron Thurston
Author
Retail Pride

Jim practices in the areas of management side labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for- profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.

Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor as well as other state and federal agencies.

He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources