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Julie Anna Kruse 
Wessels Sherman 


Friday April 27, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CDT (Registration 7:30-8:30am)

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$200 - First person
$100 - Additional people from same company


Minneapolis Marriott City Center 
30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Only a limited number of rooms are available at this discounted group rate, so call before Thursday, March 29, 2012 to make your reservation for the night of April 26, 2012.  Wake up and help yourself to a continental breakfast before this eventful day begins!

REGISTRATION LINK (make or manage your reservations through this link).  Or call Marriott reservations at 1 (877) 303-0104.

About Wessels Sherman

Established in 1986, Wessels Sherman was founded to serve employers nationwide in all facets of labor and employment law. Our attorneys devote their practices exclusively to representing management in workplace law.

May 21st Seminar - Nearly 200 people in attendance

2010 seminar, attended by approximately 200 business professionals from 8 states.

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BRUCE CHRISTOPHER - Psychologist & Humorist.

Laugh 'til you cry. Learn 'til you change. Bruce has spoken at the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Conference, London's Royal College of Surgeons, and the Mayo Clinic. He is a practicing supervising Clinical Psychologist holding degrees in Professional Psychology and Interpersonal Communications. He speaks over 150 times each year and is one of today's most sought after speakers in the Fortune 500 industry.

Learn more about Bruce! Click here.



Fred Payne is in-house legal counsel for Honda Manufacturing's automobile manufacturing plant in Greensburg, Indiana. Prior to joining Honda, Fred practiced management-side labor and employment law.


Wessels Sherman Annual Power Seminar April 27, 2012 


Join us for an all-day seminar as highly accomplished and experienced attorneys from our offices in MN, IL, WI, and IA provide the latest labor & employment law news employers need to know to be successful in 2012. The agenda is jam-packed full of useful tips for employers to overcome everyday challenges in the workplace! 

A must-attend for all employers! SEATS WILL GO FAST!!!

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Check and Credit Card payment option available.  

(Cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance of event for full refund.)

Looking for HRCI and CLE credits?

HRCI Seal6.00 (General) HRCI credits pre-approved!  The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

CLE credits approved forMinnesota (5.5);  Illinois (5.25); Iowa (5.5);  Wisconsin (7.0); Indiana (5.5).  

NASBAWessels Sherman is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org

Who Should Attend?

Owners, executives, human resource, legal and other professions, managers and supervisors from every industry. Mingle with peers from across the Midwest at this one-of-a-kind event (and perhaps even include some shopping and sight-seeing in Downtown Minneapolis).

Easy access to public transportation and light rail systems.  Located about 1 block away, the light rail connects with the airport and Mall of America!  Parking is available in the Park & Shop Ramp across the street from the event location.

We are honored to have the following speakers:

BRUCE CHRISTOPHER, nationally renowned Psychologist and Humorist, will return to humorously present on how to deal with difficult people in the workplace. FRED PAYNE, legal counsel for Honda Manufacturing, and recent presenter at the American Bar Association Convention.

Fantastic Topics To Be Covered:

7:30am-8:30am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30am - Welcoming Address
  • 8:45am - 10 New Things Employers Must Know About Labor/Employment Law in 2012 They Did Not Need to Know in 2011 (James Sherman)
  • 9:10am - The State of Labor Laws and Unions in 2012 and Beyond (Richard Wessels)
  • 9:35am - Cracking Down on Worker's Compensation Fraud (Alan Seneczko)
  • 10:00am - Five Reasons Why Class Action Plaintiff Lawyers Love Wage and Hour (Walter Liszka)
  • 10:25am - "The Iceman Cometh"  Part II (Kevin Mosher)
  • 10:50am - Beware the Rising Tide: Steps to Avoid the New Most Frequent Employment Claim - Retaliation! (Sean Darke)
  • 11:15am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Bambi vs. Godzilla: Understand negative behavior and increase your skill level in dealing with six basic difficult personality types (Bruce Christopher)
  • 12:00pm - 1:45pm LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
  • Explore the heart of Downtown Minneapolis with access to local restaurants, eateries in the skyways, fantastic shopping and sight seeing (including Target Field, Mary Tyler Moore's statue, and much more!)
  • 1:45pm - Reconvening Address
  • 1:50pm - "Beware The Trojan Horse!" - Don't Accept The New IRS Voluntary Settlement Offer If You Use Independent Contractors! (Nancy Joerg)
  • 2:15pm - "Now it's Personal" - Employment Laws that Hold Business Owners and Executives Personally Liable: there are more than you think (Ryan Young)
  • 2:40pm - "Sex in the City" (And in the Workplace): What to do when Porn, "Sexting" and other raunchy stuff shows up at work (Jennifer Murphy)
  • 3:05pm - Three Keys to Lawful Background Checks: FCRA Compliance/State Law Awareness/and Avoiding the EEOC's New "Disparate Impact" Traps (Chad Staul)
  • 3:30pm - Hasta La Vista Baby! How to Say Goodbye to Employees Without Seeing Them Again in Court (Joseph Laverty)
  • 3:55pm - What the OFCCP's Proposed New Rules Mean for Affirmative Action Plans in 2012 (Peter Hansen)
  • 4:20pm - Balancing Risks in the "Gray World of Employment & Labor Law" (Fred Payne)
  • 4:45pm - Concluding Remarks and Guest Appreciation Prize Drawing