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    Webinar: "Absenteeism (Now You See Me, Now You Don’t): Landmines to Beware and Tools for Success"

    Date: October 7, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
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    "Absenteeism (Now You See Me, Now You Don’t): Landmines to Beware and Tools for Success" by  Jacqulyn G. Schulte, Esq.

    Does your organization feel like “Employees Gone Wild” with attendance and tardiness problems? Do you have employees who call in sick, or just call off, on sunny days, Fridays, and during deer hunting season? Do you receive frantic calls from front-line supervisors asking you to meet with an employee and “just fire her now”? If so, then this program is for you.

    This webinar teaches supervisors, managers, administrators and executives to recognize all of the potential legal landmines in any absenteeism or tardiness situation and how to address and resolve each of them with relative ease. Landmines covered include FMLA, ADA, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower’s claims, and more. Focus then turns to aggressive and conclusive discipline for any resulting attendance problems and the six tools for success in dealing with absenteeism issues.


     Jacqulyn Schulte focuses her practice on both preventing litigation as well as defending it. Ms. Schulte specializes in training employers how to utilize employment and labor laws to accomplish business goals and decrease legal exposure. She develops and facilitates training programs which she has taught to hundreds of executives, managers and supervisors. Being a former human resources professional herself, Ms. Schulte also recognizes the need for employers to have instant access to legal advice, especially when faced with tough employee relations situations. Her availability and expertise to counsel clients through even the most complex employee relations issues and thus decrease the risk of litigation is an asset valued by her clients. Ms. Schulte is also a successful defense litigator, having won most cases by summary motion, and others by favorable jury verdict. She has also negotiated collective bargaining agreements, and has successfully defended clients in numerous arbitrations and administrative proceedings.



    University of Michigan – Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources and Communications (with Honors) - 1988 Wayne State University Law School - Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) – 1995


    Professional Background and Licensure

    Ms. Schulte’s professional background includes management positions for the former First of America Bank, now National City. Her human resources responsibilities focused on employee relations issues, recruitment, employee evaluation, compensation, and training and development. She was formerly employed with the Michigan-based law firms of Floyd E. Allen & Associates and Foley, Baron & Metzger, PLLC as an Associate Principal and Employment & Labor Law Practice Group Leader.

    She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and its Human Resources Association of Greater Detroit Chapter, the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, and serves as a case evaluator with the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal.