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    May 2019 Monthly Meeting

    Date: May 21, 2019, 11:30am
    Carl Grant Events Center on the campus of Union University
    1050 Union University Drive
    Jackson, TN 38305
    $12.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members and those who do not RSVP.
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    Understanding the EEOC and THRC

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC):  Who are they and what laws do they have the authority to investigate and how do they investigate discrimination claims?  Why should HR Care?  How can HR Professionals best prepare for responding to a charge?

    In this session, participants will:

    • Receive an informative review of both the EEOC and THRC, as well as their relationship with each other.
    • Learn the mechanics of the charge process, including employer's options when receiving a charge.
    • Differentiate between mediation and settlement and the decision making process in determining which is most beneficial for all involved parties.

    Presented By:

    Matthew Courtner, Rainey Kizer Reviere & Bell, PLC attorney, whose practice focuses primarily on the areas of tort and insurance defense, municipal law, employment law, and workers’ compensation.  He is a member of the Firm’s Tort and Insurance Practice Group and the Employment Law and Civil Rights Practice Group.

    Matthew received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Economics and Finance, cum laude, from Union University in 2006.  At Union, Matthew was awarded the Academic Excellence Award in Economics and Finance as well as the Political Science Minor Award. 

    Matthew received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, from Mississippi College School of Law in 2009.  During law school, Matthew earned the American Jurisprudence award in Corporate and Partnership Taxation, Torts I, Secured Transactions, and Counseling and Negotiation Seminar. 

    Matthew received his Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 2010.  While pursuing an L.L.M., Matthew was a research assistant for Professor Noel Cunningham.

    Matthew is a member of the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court, and Defense Research Institute. In Defense Research Institute, Mathew serves as the Young Lawyer Liaison for the Appellate Advocacy Substantive Law Committee.

    Matthew was admitted to practice in 2010 by the Tennessee Supreme Court.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Tennessee for the Western District of Tennessee and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Please Note:  This program has been pre-approved for one (1) hour of credit toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.  It also has been submitted for pre-approval for one (1) hour of credit toward PHR,SPHR, and GPHR recertification through Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).