Join us for our June 2022 Sioux Empire SHRM chapter meeting and HR educational opportunity! We are again offering both in-person and simultaneous virtual attendance options (Zoom links will be sent to registered virtual attendees by separate email shortly before events).
SESHRM Annual Legal Update! Presented by Jean Bender, attorney with Davenport Evans in Sioux Falls.
Jean is extremely active assisting clients with employee benefits issues and all areas of employment law. She counsels clients on issues involving harassment, race, sex, age, national origin and disability discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and leave issues under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Jean proactively counsels clients on issues such as hiring and firing, drug testing, harassment and discrimination investigations, employment policies, and company handbooks. She also drafts corporate documents related to employment such as contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements and releases.
Jean also consults with clients on ERISA and other legal compliance issues for employee benefit plans ranging from qualified retirement plans to flexible benefit plans. Jean has assisted a number of clients in correcting plan errors through IRS and DOL voluntary compliance programs such as EPCRS and DFVCP. She also negotiates service contracts with third party providers.
Jean has received a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Peer Rating, indicating the attorney is widely respected for high professional achievement and ethical standards. She has also been selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2021 Lawyer of the Year for South Dakota in the area of Employment Law – Management. She is listed by Best Lawyers in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Employment Law—Management, and has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in the area of Labor & Employment Law.
Jean is active in a number of community organizations. She currently serves on the Minnehaha County Board of Commissioners. She is past president of the Brandon Valley School Board and chair of the Brandon Valley Booster Club. She is also the former president of the board of directors for Volunteers of America, Dakotas and previously served on the CASA Board of Directors. Jean is a frequent volunteer for Junior Achievement and is active in her church.
- In Person Attendees: Lunch & networking from 11:30 to 12:00
- Virtual Attendees: Zoom sign-in at 11:40
- All Attendees:
- Announcements and Speaker Intro at 11:45
- Presentation 12:00 noon to 1:00pm
Monthly chapter meetings and HR educational presentations are free for members and $20 for non-members.
We submit our events for consideration as pre-approved continuing educational credits from SHRM and HRCI (General or Business) when eligible.