A Clear Vision of the FutureArkansas SHRM 2020 HR Conference & Expo • April 1-3 • Rogers, Arkansas

A Clear Vision of the Future

Arkansas SHRM 2021 HR Conference & Expo

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Program Details

#UsToo: How #MeToo Has Changed the HR Landscape

Key Objectives

  • Identify unlawful harassment in the workplace and understand legal obligations of employers.
  • Analyze best policies, practices, and communications to mitigate risk to the company.
  • Implement proactive steps to enable your company to act quickly when a claim of harassment is received.


The #MeToo movement has resulted in a seismic shift in awareness of sexual harassment that has extended to the workplace. This session will provide an overview of federal and state laws pertaining to employees’ rights as well as employers’ responsibilities to establish a work environment free from unlawful harassment. The panel will provide a brief overview of the current applicable legal standards in 2020, discuss potential liability issues for employers who fail to meet their obligations, and outline best practices for employers and their HR professionals to follow in attempting to mitigate harassment and potential liability.

Cynthia Kolb

Director at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

Cindy Kolb is a director at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C., based in the firm’s Little Rock office. Her practice areas include employment law, insurance defense, insurance coverage and professional liability defense. She regularly speaks on employment law and HR-related topics for SHRM-affiliated and other industry groups around the state. Cindy served as the 2014 Chair of the Employment Law and Legislative Affairs (ELLA) Conference, hosted by the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management State Council, and she is also an active member of the Central Arkansas Human Resources Association (CAHRA). She served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the Arkansas Bar Association in 2012-2013 and is a member of the Judge Henry Woods Inn of Court. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio and has been practicing law for 18 years. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Museum of Discovery.

Amber Bagley

Director at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

Amber Wilson Bagley practices in the areas of employment law, commercial/corporate litigation, healthcare law, and municipal law. Ms. Bagley served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Annabelle Clinton Imber and the Honorable Tom Glaze, both Justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and the Arkansas Bar Association, where she has served as chair of the Health Law Section and is a tenured member of the House of Delegates for Pulaski County. She has been included in Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars, and Chambers USA.

Missy Duke

at Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.

Missy McJunkins Duke practices in the areas of employment law, education law, FOIA, and civil litigation. She is an active member of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee. She was appointed by former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe as a Special Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court and as Commissioner on the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and as a member of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Ms. Duke has been included in Best Lawyers in America since 2009, Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2008, and Chambers USA’s America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2013.

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Date: Thu, April 02, 2020 | 2:30-3:45 pm

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