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God, Guns and Some Other Interesting Stuff

Breakfast Briefing
July 20, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central


One Eastover Center
100 Vision Drive
Suite 400
Jackson, Mississippi


July 20, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central

This one-hour session is designed to raise challenges encountered by employers associated with religion, guns and other related problems in the workplace. The introduction will describe sources, which provide religious protections, such as the U.S. Constitution and related amendments, federal civil rights laws and some conflicting state statutes.

What is Religion? This topic will go over a number of organizations, which are defined as "religion," and are entitled to be protected by some laws. The topic will discuss the case, which widened the court's view of religion, and covers many non-traditional organizations under the protections of the law.

What Observances, Beliefs or Practices Constitute Religion? As the courts broaden the definition of religion, the boundaries are redefined. This topic reviews decisions, which further loosen the definition of a religion to include specific practices.

Accommodations of Religion? This topic will review cases in which employers failed to provide for an employee's need for religious accommodation, resulting in liability for the employers. This topic will also discuss new laws and how those state laws are affected by federal law.

Armed Employees? As far as guns go, what are employees' rights, obligations and what can an employer do?

Other Interesting Stuff? Employees are becoming more involved in political and social issues. How might that impact the workplace?

Attorney representing Baker Donelson: Randy Patterson

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Mississippi. It has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review.

Space is limited for this event. Program and breakfast are complimentary.

RSVP to attend by Monday, July 17.

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Heather Stripling
T: 205.250.8332
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