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Webinar: Knock Knock: It’s Me. Hi. I’m a FLSA Investigator

September 21, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

$15.00 – $30.00

$10 CNHR Members | $20 non-CNHR Members

Join us for a webinar on September 21 from 12:00pm-1:00pm. This session will cover “Knock Knock: It’s Me. Hi. I’m a FLSA Investigator” with Ashley Connell and Pam Bourne of Woods Aitken.

Presentation Summary: The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has the authority to conduct inspections of workplaces to ensure compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In this presentation, we discuss the steps a DOL Wage and Hour Investigator will take during record audits and on-site inspections. We outline what you can do to prepare for and manage the flow of these investigations to ensure your organization is in compliance with the FLSA and/or is in a sound defensive position if the DOL brings an enforcement action. The “Anti-Hero” (i.e., DOL Investigators) will come knocking. “Are you ready for it?”

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Registration closes Thursday, September 14 at 5pm.


Ashley Connell – Ashley (Dugan) Connell joined Woods Aitken in 2018 after clerking for the firm for two years. As a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group, Ashley represents public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment law, focusing on preventative assistance and counseling. Ashley defends employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; non-compete and unfair competition disputes; and wage and hour collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. She also assists and advises clients in developing human resources policies and procedures; investigating discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; navigating through the interactive process and providing reasonable accommodations; and other employment related issues. She develops employee training materials and provides training to employers on various human resources issues to prevent employment disputes before they occur.
Ashley graduated with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and was named to the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was executive editor for the Nebraska Law Review, advised and represented low-income clients as a student attorney in a civil clinical law program, and served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable C. Arlen Beam of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Ashley was also the recipient of numerous awards, including the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence, the Excellence in Legal Writing Award and Best Brief Award.
Prior to attending law school, Ashley graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in management from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. During this time, she worked as a Litigation Assistant for Buckle, Inc.

Pamela Bourne – Pam Bourne represents management exclusively on workplace legal issues. Her main focus is on preventative employment law issues. Pam’s goal is to help clients prevent employment claims from arising and to advise on HR strategies that will result in a sound defense position should a claim occur. In connection with this goal, Pam provides day-to-day counseling on a variety of employment issues (e.g., hiring, E-Verify, I-9 compliance, discipline, discharge, performance evaluations, employment-related contracts, FMLA, ADAAA, harassment, discrimination, wage/hour, state employment laws, and other areas). Pam also prepares and assists clients in developing HR policies and handbooks and conducts training for clients on a broad range of topics (e.g., how to avoid harassment and retaliation claims).
In addition, she frequently defends employers in connection with employment-related claims filed with government agencies. Pam earned both her law degree and Master of Business Administration degree in 2000 from the University of Nebraska. Her educational background allows her to deliver practical, results driven, advice to her clients.
Pam is the Chair of the Labor Relations & Employment Law section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.



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September 21, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
$15.00 – $30.00
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