Start Date: 1/10/2018 7:45 AM EST
End Date: 1/10/2018 10:00 AM EST
Venue Name: Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Ste 1700
HR Alliance DC
Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Join us early for an opportunity to meet new people!
HR Alliance DC Annual Meeting and Legal Update.
Description is forthcoming.
Teresa Burke Wright, Jackson Lewis, Washington, D.C. Region office
Teresa Wright is a Principal in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a seasoned litigator, having represented employers ranging in sizes from eight to 18,000 employees in litigation, severance negotiations and administrative proceedings. She helps clients on a daily basis to comply with state and federal employment laws and navigate challenging workplace law issues. She provides practical business advice based on “best practices” and is a sought-after speaker and trainer on employment law topics.
Ms. Wright was the Litigation Manager of the Washington, D.C. office, one of the Firm’s largest offices, from 2005 until 2014. As the Litigation Manager, she served as the office’s local expert on litigation questions, monitored litigation trends, educated the D.C. office attorneys on developments in workplace litigation, and assigned and tracked litigation within the office, while managing her own caseload.
Ms. Wright also is active in the Firm’s Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice Group. In that capacity, Ms. Wright acts as a regional and national expert on employee health and leave issues facing employers, including issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and similar state and local laws, such as the D.C. Sick and Safe Leave Act and Maryland Flexible Leave Act.
Ms. Wright has handled jury trials and other litigation involving discrimination, harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination. She counsels management daily regarding such employment issues as employee discipline and termination; preparation of employment contracts; drafting personnel policies and handbooks; investigation of employee misconduct and preventing unlawful harassment.
Education: Muhlenberg College, B.A., 1986, Phi Beta Kappa and Harvard Law School, J.D., 1989
This program will be submitted to HRCI for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credits for aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM designations. It will also be submitted to SHRM for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM and the SHRM-SCPSM certifications.