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Seminar to address employment and business issues on Nov. 14

The Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce and the local East Central Georgia Employer Committee are hosting a seminar for employers called "Covering Your Assets."

Recommended for human resource personnel, business owners, department heads and workforce specialists, the seminar addresses increasing profits, avoiding unnecessary employment lawsuits and motivating unproductive employees.

The featured speaker, Jonathan Martin, is a labor attorney in Macon, Ga., and a current Executive Board member and the Chair-Elect of the Georgia Department of Labor's Georgia Employer Committee.

"This gentleman is a very energetic attorney and all he does is labor law," said Bob Keith, the employment marketing representative for the Georgia DOL's Thomson Career Center. "He's very well respected and gives a very good presentation."

Mr. Martin will provide an interactive seminar of practical tips to avoid legal problems and liabilities under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and harassment law suits.

The seminar will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, in the Wilson Hall Auditorium of the Augusta Technical College Thomson Campus. Registration is required by Friday, Nov. 7, but Mr. Keith said that date is "flexible depending on the space available."

"We are trying to order lunches, so really we need to have a head count," he said.

The cost of the seminar is $50, which includes lunch provided by Cornerstone Bakery. Proceeds from the seminar will allow the Employer Committee to award a $500 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior from McDuffie County.

The Human Resource Certification Institute also will give 3.0 recertification credit hours for attendance at this seminar.

For more information, call the Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce at 706-597-1000, or visit them in the Depot, 111 Railroad Street, downtown Thomson.

Web posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008

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