The Seminar Group is presenting its 16th Annual Montana Labor and Employment Law seminar. An exceptional faculty, including attorneys and others with broad experience in labor issues, employment litigation, and human resources, will explain recent court decisions and changes in federal and state laws and regulations affecting public and private employers.
Whether you are an attorney who represents employers or employees, a business owner or executive, a human resources professional, or a manager in a government agency, you don’t want to miss this seminar.
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Mary E. “Marilee” Duncan, Program Co-Chair, is an attorney with Felt Martin PC. She practices primarily in the areas of employment law, school law, civil litigation, insurance defense, banking, and health care law. A significant part of her practice involves representing public and private employers in employment actions in administrative agencies and courts.
T. Thomas Singer, Program Co-Chair, is the managing partner of Axilon Law. He helps clients resolve civil lawsuits, especially commercial, products liability, and employment disputes. He has taught at the IADC Trial Academy, has chaired and continues to serve on the Professionalism Committee of the State Bar of Montana, and has presented dozens of seminars on legal ethics.
Virginia Bratton, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Montana State University in the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship. Her research interests include business ethics, impression management, organizational identity, and performance appraisals. She teaches courses in human resource management, leadership, and organizational politics.
Brent Brooks is an attorney at Axilon Law. He previously served as City Attorney for the City of Billings.
Amy D. Christensen is the managing partner of Christensen & Prezeau PLLP. She has over twenty years of experience litigating cases in state and federal court involving employment matters, health care, and professional liability. She has appeared before administrative agencies involving discrimination and retaliation, unemployment insurance, wage and hour.
Gerry P. Fagan is an attorney at Moulton Bellingham PC. His primary practice area is civil litigation, with an emphasis on products liability; personal injury defense; bad faith insurance claims; medical malpractice claims; and insurance coverage. He is well-versed in handling Montana’s unique case law (known as Ridley) requiring advance payment of certain damages.
Laurence R. Martin is a shareholder and officer of Felt Martin PC where he concentrates his practice on litigation, labor and employment law, commercial law, education law, and agriculture law. His labor and employment law practice includes counseling, trials and appeals, administrative proceedings, and collective bargaining.
Haley A. Nelson serves as counsel for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Legal Services. In this position, Ms. Nelson’s served for over two years as counsel to the Montana Human Rights Commission, a quasi-judicial board charged with reviewing complaints of discrimination brought pursuant to the Montana Human Rights Act.
Jason S. Ritchie is a partner with Ritchie Manning LLP. Recognized as one of the preeminent labor and employment attorneys in Montana, he works intimately with businesses on every aspect of the employment relationship. He counsels on day-to-day operations, conducts workplace investigations, and handles disputes in courts & administrative proceedings.
Jackie Swiesz is a Human Resources Business Partner at Associated Employers. With over two decades of human resource experience in both the private and non-profit sectors, she is highly skilled in the full range of HR functions as well as payroll and benefits administration. She has partnered with business owners, boards of directors, and supervisors to provide leadership and collaboration.
This seminar is approved for the following credits:
This course has been approved by the Montana State Bar for a total of 5.0 Self Study credits including 1.0 ethics credits. Self-study credit accepted for up to 5.0 CLE credits including 1.0 ethics per year.
Self-Study credit will be available, specific credit amount to be determined.
Recertification credit hours toward toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) can be applied for self-study upon request.
SHRM-CPSM / SHRM-SCPSM
The Seminar Group is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). Credits can be applied for self-study upon request. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
If you are purchasing only certain portions of the seminar then the full credit amount does not apply.
If you do not complete the full seminar you may not earn full credit. If you need assistance calculating your
credit please call our office at 206-463-4400 or 800-574-4852.
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