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David L. Johnson and Kara E. Shea to Speak at Nashville Seminars

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that David L. Johnson and Kara E. Shea will be speaking at two upcoming seminars in Nashville, Tenn. Johnson and Shea will share their insight at the RecruitCon 2018 and the 2018 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Master Class: Tennessee.

The RecruitCon 2018 takes place May 9-11 at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. The seminar will focus on groundbreaking talent strategies for the future of business and the latest developments on leveraging algorithms over resumes, unique benefits from top companies, preparing for the legal and managerial challenges of the ‘Human Cloud,’ building a recruiting operating system, new compliance imperatives, ramping up recruiting initiatives on a budget and integrating video interviewing.

Shea will present a session titled: “Sourcing and Interviewing Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Identify Ideal Candidates While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls.” This session will feature the legal ways to source and interview job candidates, including what questions you can and cannot ask and will include role-playing exercises for mock interview training. Johnson will present a session titled: “Candidate Poaching: When It’s Smart—and Legal—and When to Steer Clear.” This session will feature the do’s and don’ts of candidate poaching and strategies to mitigate the risk of litigation.

The 2018 FMLA Master Class: Tennessee is slated for May 15 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, and focuses on advanced skills for employee leave management. Johnson and Shea will lead a morning session on master FMLA essentials, and an afternoon session on FMLA compliance scenarios and case studies for real-world application.

Johnson is the Practice Group Leader of our labor and employment group, and is a member of appellate and written advocacy group and intellectual property group. His practice focuses on business and employment litigation, noncompete and trade secret litigation, as well as employment compliance, counseling, and training. Johnson regularly speaks on employment-related topics including covenants not to compete, noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements and workplace harassment. He is the associate editor of the Tennessee Employment Law Letter.

Johnson is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and his work in labor and employment law has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers®. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University.

Shea focuses her practice on employment counseling and employment litigation. She has extensive trial and appellate experience and regularly counsels clients in the financial services, health care and home health industries. Shea has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America® and Mid-South Super Lawyers®. She was named “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal and in “Nashville’s Top 101 Lawyers” by Nashville Post Magazine. She also earned her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University.