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    Drowning in Documentation

    Date: February 13, 2020, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Minnesota State College Southeast, Room 110
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    7:30 am: Networking, Coffee and Conversation

    7:45 am: Business meeting

    8:00 am: Presentation, Drowning in Documentation

    Speakers: Cynthia Bremer and Brent Kettelkamp with Ogletree

    10:00 am: Closing

    Both employment lawyers and human resource professionals agree that documentation of employee issues – from performance and discipline to investigations, policies and procedures – is crucial to minimizing liability and litigation risk. Yet, gaps in documentation, such as vague or inaccurate performance evaluations, confusing policies, and the lack of documentation with respect to investigations abound. This presentation will discuss strategies for systematically improving the quality of employment documentation within your organization, and thus better protect your company.

    • Strategies for improving quality of employment documentation

    • Understand importance of documenting employee issues

    • Understand the importance of a thorough employee handbook


    About our Speakers

    Cynthia Bremer is the managing shareholder of the Minneapolis office. Cynthia has extensive experience in employment law and complex litigation matters. While Cynthia’s primary focus has been employment litigation defense in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest, including class and collective actions, Cynthia also advises companies on employment law issues involving past and present employees. Further, Cynthia has litigated numerous restrictive covenants suits, including seeking and defending preliminary injunctions and merit proceedings. In addition to extensive litigation and advising experience in employment law, Cynthia’s experience also includes securities arbitrations, commercial and civil litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

    Brent Kettelkamp is an associate in the Minneapolis office of Ogletree Deakins. Brent’s practice is devoted to representing both large and small businesses in employment litigation and labor law matters. He has represented clients in all areas of employment law including, FMLA, ADA, employment discrimination claims, non-compete/non-solicitation, and other various employment-related disputes. Brent also has experience representing clients in commercial disputes including, breach of contract, construction-related claims, residential mortgage-backed securities, fraud/misrepresentation, real estate, and insurance coverage matters. Brent has experience representing clients through all stages of the litigation lifecycle, from initial case filing through appeal.