Top Five for Small Business: Things to Know About Disciplining and Terminating an Employee

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Name: Top Five for Small Business: Things to Know About Disciplining and Terminating an Employee
Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
This Top Five monthly series focuses on issues small businesses face daily.  Each month  features a topic such as human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. The featured speaker from each event in the series will introduce five key takeaways that will help your small business be successful.  This month, we'll cover the top five Ways to Minimize Risk when disciplining or terminating an employee.

Employers often have to spend valuable time managing employee discipline and discharge decisions. We will discuss best practices for creating processes that save time, setting expectations and reducing entity risk.
Elizabeth A. Coonan is a member of BrownWinick and serves as Chair of BrownWinick's Employment Law practice group. Elizabeth represents clients in the areas of employment, workers' compensation and business immigration law. She assists employers with policy development and enforcement, non-competes and other restrictive covenants, business visas and compliance with immigration laws, litigation and workers' compensation strategy and provides trainings on drug testing, harassment and FMLA issues.
Elizabeth also serves as an independent investigator for harassment and other claims. Elizabeth counsels clients regarding discipline and termination situations and compliance with local, state and federal employment and civil rights laws and regulations. She represents clients in proceedings in front of various courts and administrative bodies including the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation. Elizabeth also assists clients in dispute resolution using alternate forums and is a certified mediator.
Elizabeth has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers for her work in the area of Employment and Labor Law and is included in The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in the area of workers' compensation law. She is a member of the Polk County and Iowa State (Workers' Compensation and Labor and Employment Law Sections) Bar Associations and serves as a Drake Law Women Advisory Board Member. She is also a member of the Iowa Association of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. Elizabeth is active in the community as a Commissioner on the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, serves on the Iowa Department of Human Rights Board, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, a member of the Board of Directors of House of Mercy and serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Des Moines. She previously served on the Broadlawns Advocacy Circle, working on its mental health awareness campaign, has served as the President of the Board of Directors of the Young Women's Resource Center, is a graduate of and a past member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.  She also serves other non-profit organizations in varying capacities.
Elizabeth received her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and her J.D., with honors, from Drake University. She was admitted to the Iowa bar in 2002 and subsequently admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The PACE Alliance has arranged this event to be simulcast live each month at the Graham Annex at Central College from 12-1 pm.  There is no fee to attend the group simulcast.  If you would like a box lunch from Central Catering they are available for $10 (box lunch RSVP's need to be made to the Alliance office by 9 am the day of event by registering above or calling our office 628-2626). 

You may also watch at your desk by registering for the simulcast here (there is a $10 fee).   The Top 5 for Small Business is presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.
Graham Conference Center Rm #2
Central College
Parking available on south side of University Street.
Date/Time Information:
Simulcast live from 12 - 1 pm
For those ordering box lunch they will be available at 11:45 am
Contact Information:
Simulcast is free to attend
$10 for box lunch (must be reserved by 9 am morning of event by calling the PACE Alliance office 641-628-2626.
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