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August 2016 Mix n Mingle

Join us for an evening of fun and networking!

Thursday, August 25th
Bar Louie

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2125 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
901.207.1436

$15/per person
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Sponsored by:

Bud Milligan with Waddell & Reed

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Legal Updates!!

SHRM-Memphis welcomes Jeff Weintraub as the newest member of the Board of Directors in the Legislative and Government role.

Jeff Weintraub is the managing partner of the firm's Memphis office. He is a trial attorney who has represented employers in more than 59 jury and bench trials in the private and public sectors in employment-harassment/discrimination and retaliatory discharge lawsuits alleging violations of public policies and statutes, such as the False Claims Act. He also handles Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges, wage and hour cases, labor cases, and enforcing non-competes in all federal and state courts and agencies, various Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He provides training for employers in avoiding harassment charges and employment litigation and is a frequent speaker at employment and labor seminars around the country. For many years, he has taught the Employee Relations & Labor component in the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) HR Certification course in Memphis.

Jeff has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995, as well as Mid-South Super Lawyers for the last ten years. Since 2010, he has been named as a Power Player in Employment Law by Memphis Business Quarterly. He also has been included in the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers (United Kingdom) for the last ten years and has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2013. In 2016, Jeff was named to Human Resource Executive magazine’s The Nation’s Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys list. He was also selected as a finalist for the inaugural "Best of the Bar" recipients by the Memphis Business Journal.

Most recently, Jeff was named to "Top 20 of The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys - Labor".

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Fisher Phillips Memphis Breakfast Series Seminar

A Fisher Phillips Memphis Breakfast Series Seminar Join us as Fisher Phillips Memphis attorneys Courtney Leyes and Gabe McGaha present on the new DOL overtime pay rules. These rules will become effective on December 1, 2016. This breakfast briefing will provide the strategies and tools to help you prepare for the impact - quickly and efficiently. The discussion will cover:

Location

Greater Memphis Chamber
22 N Front Street
Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103

Date and Time
8.25.16
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost: $25 per person


Questions?
Contact Abby Tasman at atasman@fisherphillips.com.

 **This program is approved for HRCI and SHRM Preferred credits; 1.25 CLE credits approved. 
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Annual Career Fair Success

Annual Career Fair Success

July 28, 2016 SHRM-Memphis, along with the Workforce Investment Network cohosted the Annual JobLINC Career Fair at the Pipkin Building on Tiger Lane. Previously, the annual fair occurred at the Benjamin L. Hooks (Central) Library on Poplar Avenue. JobLINC, the Mobile Career Center of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, hosted Career Fairs each July at Central Library. In years past, 35-40 employers participated in the annual event. In 2016, the SHRM-Memphis Workforce Committee decided to relocate the event to the Pipkin Building. One hundred and twenty (120) exhibitors participated this year in the larger venue, tripling the possibilities for job seekers.

According to JobLINC Services Agency Manager, Robyn Jonston, “This year’s events exceeded our expectations. We are so pleased to be able to connect the City’s job seekers with so many hiring employers in one setting. Planning is already underway for 2017.”

As the fair volunteers arrived at 7:30 a.m. to help exhibitors unload, check-in and set up, one job seeker was already in line even though the doors opened for job seekers at 9:30 a.m.

“I’m here first in line, because I want to have the first crack at employers here. I researched on the JobLINC blog in advance and already knew which employers were going to be here and which ones I planned on targeting,” said Mahlon W. Barnes. “I was quite impressed with ComCast Cable, Hotel Help and University of Memphis.”

Most of the employers appreciated the Career Fair organization, layout, communications and number of job seekers.

Tessa Zich said that FedEx Services had not participated in previous JobLINC Career Fairs and was quite impressed. “The applicants here are great, very diverse. It is definitely beneficial for us to participate in this year’s fair.”

SHRM-Memphis Workforce Development Vice President, Pat Myers, expressed concerns earlier in the week that heavy rains may keep job seekers from attending; however, by 12:30 p.m. Jonston and Myers were overheard telling members of the media that over 1,500 job seekers had registered between 9:30 and then. The fair would not end until 2 p.m.

Myer’s expressed a major contributing factor to the Career Fair’s success was our sponsors. Sponsors helped provide breakfast and lunch for over 200 Exhibitors and 80 volunteers. They also provided t-shirts for the volunteers. Having a unified look with t-shirts made volunteers easily identifiable to exhibitors, job seekers and other volunteers.

Myers said, “We would like to thank the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce (GMACW), Concorde Career College, Attorneys at Law: Jackson, Shields, Yeiser & Holt and T-shirt Champions. If it were not for their support, we would not have been able to pull the event off.”

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Help! I can't log in to SHRM-Memphis Website

Tips and Reminders
Logging into SHRM-Memphis Website

If you are experiencing difficulty logging into the SHRM-Memphis website, please review the bullet points below.  If this does not solve you issue, please email us at info@shrm-memphis.org.

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Do You Need to Post a Job?

JOB POSTINGS

SHRM-Memphis offers many services to HR Proffesionals in Memphis and the surrounding area.  One of our services is posting a job on the SHRM-Memphis website. Cost per job posting is $125.00 for 45 days (offer for a limited time).  A website dedicated to HR Professionals is the perfect place to post and get the most bang for your buck.  

Instructions:
Go to the SHRM-Memphis website and click "JOB POSTINGS".  You will find it on the home page under 'Quick Links'.  Click 'Submit an Ad' and fill out the Classified Ad Posting Form. Once credit card payment is submitted, e-mail your job posting request and credit card payment confirmation # to careers@shrm-memphis.org.  Then sit back and wait for the candidates to apply!

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