Tackling Difficult Conversations
It is crucial to know legally and properly how to have difficult conversations with employees. Hear examples and case studies of some shocking yet not entirely surprising situations. Discover techniques with tangible action steps to address delicate and challenging employee conversations with the most effective outcomes. Topics include:
- Performance and attendance issues/reviews
- Medical or mental illness issues
- Drug abuse and the impending legalization of marijuana
- Unique termination situations
Craig Vanderburg,Chief Operating Officer
Trion Solutions Inc
Mr. Vanderburg is the Chief Operating Officer of Trion Solutions, Inc. which is the parent company of two licensed operating Professional Employer Organizations. Trion is a National provider of PEO and Outsourced Solutions to small and mid-sized businesses around the country. The Trion brand addresses the triangular relationship between the PEO, its client co-employers, and the shared employees. Trion currently enjoy the status of Michigan's larget privately owned PEO. Trion is licensed in Michigan as well as 35 other States around the country.
William E. Pilchak, Shareholder & Employment Law Attorney
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PLLC
Mr. Pilchak has counselled management and represented employers in employment law matters and litigation exclusively since leaving a position as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Oakland County Prosecutor's office in 1984. Before joining Ogletree Deakins, he had been a principal of a respected local boutique for more than sixteen years. He has conducted dozens of jury trials in state and federal courts over his career, but knows that avoiding litigation by assisting employers with discharge planning and documentation of issues is the better business strategy. Having also worked extensively with the auto dealer, staffing, and steel industries, an interesting niche of Mr. Pilchak's practice has been the representation of many Michigan Courts for more than thirty years on employment matters and related funding issues.