Clark Hill Attorneys Jennifer M. Buckley and Ellen Hoeppner to Present “Staying on Top of Hot Human Resources Issues in 2011”

Jan 26, 2011
DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Jennifer M. Buckley and Ellen Hoeppner will present “Staying on Top of Hot Human Resources Issues in 2011” to the Associated General Contractors of American, Michigan Chapter on Wednesday, February 10 in Livonia, MI. The course will review the hot issues that human resources managers need to know and review legal updates including current trends in ADA and FMLA cases following recent amendments, pregnancy discrimination, social media and off- work conduct issues, Medical Marijuana and drug testing, and new guidance on I-9’s and social security match issues. This course is intended for HR managers and Directors who are setting policies and procedures and who are tasked with implementing them and training others. For registration and more information, please visit www.agcmichigan.org.

Jennifer M. Buckley is a member of Clark Hill's Employment Law Practice Group. Jennifer has defended employers for over 20 years in state and federal court actions brought by employees and former employees. In addition to defending discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour and related tort claims, she is also experienced in defending actions brought under Michigan's Sales Representative Commissions Act and pursuing and defending claims pertaining to restrictive covenants. She has represented employers in administrative hearings before state and federal agencies and before arbitrators.

Jennifer is “AV” rated by her peers in Martindale Hubbell law directory, which is the highest rating, and she was recently named a Michigan Super Lawyer in 2010 and rated a Top Lawyer by dbusiness magazine.

Ellen Hoeppner is an Associate with the Labor and Employment Practice Group in Clark Hill’s Detroit office.

Ellen earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, where she received a merit scholarship for her high academic achievement. While attending law school, Ellen completed internships at the Michigan Supreme Court Commissioner’s Office, the Michigan Court of Appeals Research Division, the Michigan Office of the Attorney General, and the State Appellate Defenders Office. Ellen was a two year member of the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Board, where she earned national awards for her brief writing and oral advocacy skills.