OKHR Conference & Expo 2020

The Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Practice Group is proud to once again be the signature sponsor of the Oklahoma Human Resources (OKHR) Conference & Expo, August 10-13, 2020, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Okla. As employers face new and uncharted territories due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to helping you become better, faster and stronger in the HR profession.

Be sure to stop by the Crowe & Dunlevy booth (No. 35) in the exhibit hall and meet members of the Labor & Employment Practice Group between sessions. You can also attend our members’ sessions each day of the conference, including the Legal Grind keynote presentation. Please check the OKHR Conference website for session times as they become available:

Better, Faster, Stronger Ways to Deal with Chronically Difficult Employees
(presented by Randall J. Snapp)
This presentation will provide employers with better policies and practices for minimizing and responding to difficult employees and employee situations, resources and steps to enable employers to resolve employee issues faster and tips to enable employers to make employment decisions that will give them a stronger defense to employee challenges.

How to Shape Up Your HR Legal Practices & Policies
(presented by Madalene A.B. Witterholt)
Attendees learn how to implement new U.S. Department of Labor changes into policies and procedures and how to make the Unity Bill and OSHA’s position on drug testing work for you. We’ll also talk about control: policies & procedures to put in place as they relate to government investigations, reductions in force, job descriptions, time keeping and more!

The Legal Grind
(presented by Adam W. Childers, Melissa McDuffey, Mary P. Snyder and Evan Way)
In this keynote panel presentation, audience members will be treated to a free-ranging discussion about a variety of timely employment law topics. Each of these speakers will provide a short presentation on a stand-alone topic, and then the attorneys will enter the “grind” as they invite audience members to pose questions about the application of complicated employment laws to create practical solutions. This collection of short presentations, coupled with an informative and entertaining Q&A will provide audience members with a better understanding of employment in Oklahoma and how to put that knowledge to use in the Oklahoma workplace.

The People Side of Business Continuity
(presented by Michael W. Bowling)
This presentation will concern the business side of continuity, including how to create a teleworking policy that best fits your company and workforce, how to effectively manage remote workers and using furloughs, RIFs, and contingency hiring to right-size the workforce.