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Kelly Bunting to Present “When Performance Meets Protected Right”

PHILADELPHIA – April 10, 2018 – Shareholder Kelly Dobbs Bunting of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will be presenting “When Performance Meets Protected Right,” as the keynote speaker at the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio’s (HRACO) monthly meeting, in Columbus, OH, on April 10.

The program will discuss disciplining an employee who has a protected status under the law, such as recent ADA or FMLA leave, as well as why documentation is critical to help avoid litigation. Bunting will discuss identifying potential protected status issues before disciplining an employee as well as the proper steps to take to document the discipline to lessen the chance of ending up in court.

Click here to register for the event on HRACO's website.

Based in Philadelphia, Bunting is co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement Group. She litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage, and off-the-clock work. She also defends employers around the country in single plaintiff litigation involving gender, age, disability, race, national origin, religious, pregnancy discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; whistleblower claims; theft of trade secrets; breach of duty; and breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants. Bunting also provides day-to-day HR advice and counseling as well as workforce and compliance training to national and international clients.

About Greenberg Traurig's Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. The practice has been recognized by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year” for Labor & Employment (2011 and 2013), and has received a regional award from American Lawyer affiliate, Daily Report, for “Litigation Department of the Year” in Georgia (Labor & Employment 2015 and 2017). In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, Labor-Management Relations, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.