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    September 2020 VIRTUAL Monthly Luncheon - Moving People & Processes Forward Without Bias: The NEW Best Practice!

    Date: September 15, 2020, 11:45am – 1:15pm
    Virtual - Zoom
    Members: $15 | Guests: $25 | Students: $10
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    Moving People & Processes Forward Without Bias:  The NEW Best Practice!

    Presented by:

    Josh Leadford, Masud Labor Law

    Diversity & Hiring Practices: In order to champion diversity in the workplace, employers should formulate and implement practices that ensure everyone has a seat at the table. During his presentation, Attorney Josh Leadford will start by highlighting the legal framework surrounding employment discrimination and then he will draw attention to issues in the hiring process that have the potential to stifle diversity. Listeners will walk away understanding how to amplify inclusivity while following legal guidelines.

    Josh is a partner with Masud Labor Law Group and joined the firm in 2011. He focuses his practice exclusively on representing management in labor and employment law matters. During his tenure, Josh has successfully defended employers in jury trials, arbitrations, unfair labor practice cases, discrimination claims, and other labor and employment related matters. Josh also devotes significant time providing first chair representation in collective bargaining matters. Josh is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts for the State of Michigan, including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Before beginning his legal career, Josh gained significant experience dealing with labor and employment related issues. He worked for a unionized employer as a supervisor and confronted labor issues head on. The workplace division between management and union proved intriguing and, thereafter, Josh focused his education on employment related matters earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University. After graduating from Central Michigan, Josh began law school and was selected for a clerkship with the Michigan Employment Relations Commission where he worked directly in area of public sector labor law.

    Josh graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he focused his studies in the area of labor and employment law. In addition to graduating Magna Cum Laude, he received Book Awards in several courses, including Collective Bargaining.

    Josh lives in Grand Blanc, Michigan, with his wife Marie and son Liam.

    Event Schedule

    • Opening Comments from 11:45-12:00
    • Presentation from 12:00-1:00
    • Closing Comments from 1:00-1:15

    This session is approved for 1.5 SHRM credits and 1.0 HRCI continuing education credits.