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November 12-- Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will be a keynote speaker during an Employment Law and Legislative Issues Update Thursday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia. 

{mosimage}The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is teaming up with the State Employer Committee (SEC) to offer a crash course on how to handle management challenges in the upcoming Business and Employer Summit. The event will feature a number of guest speakers, including Commissioner Butler; Cherry Rizer, GDOL employment and training consultant; Jonathan Martin, employment law attorney, and Don Betts of Georgia Tech.

Supervisors, managers, human resource professionals and business owners are encouraged to attend this unique summit designed to help them meet, understand and conquer compliance challenges in the workplace.

Commissioner Butler will provide attendees with an update on local, state and federal legislative issues impacting employers and businesses this year, as well as challenges that could affect them in the next few years.  He will also give an update on the GDOL in 2013.

Rizer, who is recognized statewide for assisting employers in resolving unemployment insurance (UI) issues, will offer advice on best practices in UI claims and appeals representation. Martin, a partner with Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLC, will speak on “Why Is It Still Happening? Are These People Nuts? How Can I Protect my Company?” Betts will address “Employers Like Me – Sustainable Healthcare Innovations,” and provide information to help non-health related employers establish a new organization called EmployersLikeMe – a peer-to-peer networking group.

Seating will be limited, and pre-registration is encouraged. The cost is $60 per person, and $50 for additional attendees per company. Registration at the door is $75. Attendees can receive 6.0 Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credits for attending this program. Registration includes a light breakfast and lunch. For more information about registration, contact Brenda Macoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 404-859-6992.