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    What Job Descriptions Should Look Like in the 2020 Decade

    Date: February 11, 2020, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Portsmouth Country Club
    80 Country Club Ln
    Greenland, NH 03840
    $25 for members, $45 for non-members
    Event Type:
    Monthly Program
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    What Should Job Descriptions Look Like in the 2020 Decade?

    Program Details: Deb Ford and Fran Lefavour team up to present a unique combination of both the legal and human resource side of developing and updating job descriptions, with their usual humor included for free.

    Deb will concentrate on the legal significance of job descriptions in hiring decisions, performance management, terminations, and in defending claims.  She will focus on the legal impact of job descriptions including ADA, FLSA and EEO considerations with emphasis on the legal issue of using a job description to support ADA reasonable accommodation decisions and exempt and non exempt status under FLSA.  Managers will receive practical pointers and learn the legal import of job descriptions.

    Fran will focus on how you take Deb’s legal advice back to your office and start the process.  In her 40+ years in human resources she has learned that listening to what we need to do as HR professionals and going back and actually getting started are two different things.  Her presentation will be focused on the preparation needed to develop a job description, things she learned the hard way you should include that you didn’t think you needed and making sure your job description is geared to the job and not the person currently performing the duties.

    This will be an interactive session with interruptions from the audience welcomed and encouraged!!

    Presenter: Debra Weiss Ford, Jackson Lewis P.C. & Fran Lefavour

    Debra Weiss Ford: Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Principal of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Ford has over 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She is licensed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.

    Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006 and selected as a Fellow in The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by the Litigation Counsel of America in 2014.  She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.   

    Fran Lefavour: Fran Lefavour has 40+ years of experience in Human Resources. She started FPL Services, a Human Resource consulting firm in 1991 and in 2000 merged her business with Leddy Group HR Consulting, a full service Human Resources Consulting firm.

    She was an adjunct faculty member of the University of New Hampshire’s Continuing Education Department, was appointed and served numerous terms on the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board, the NH Department of Labor Wage & Hour Appeals Board, NH Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, NH Job Training Council and the Anthem Advisory Board.

    She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Seacoast Human Resource Association and past Granite State Human Resource Conference Director and Board member of the NH Human Resource Council. She serves on the Seacoast Human Resource Program Development committee. Fran was chosen as the 2015 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awarded by the NH State Human Resource Council.

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    Thank you to our sponsor, CGI Business Solutions!