February 8, 2022 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Via Zoom
York SHRM Members - free, Non York SHRM Members $25.00

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In response to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases, the York SHRM Board has decided to hold meetings again via Zoom only, until further notice.


7:30 – 8:00am Announcements

8:00 – 9:00am Presentation

Topic: Difficult Performance Conversations

Every HR professional or other executive has had to have, at times, a difficult conversation with an employee about his or her performance. Sometimes, it is in the context of a performance appraisal. Other times, it may be a final warning. Regardless of the context, careful planning is necessary. Otherwise, wrong things often are said or done that may result in a difficult lawsuit to defend. This zoom presentation provides 19 guardrails to minimize the legal risk and maximize the business benefits of difficult but necessary conversations about performance. Common traps in the absence of bad intent are emphasized.

Speaker: Jonathan Segal

Jonathan is a partner at Duane Morris LLP in its Employment Group.  He also is the managing principal of the Duane Morris Institute, which provides business-focused training to HR professional, in-house counsel and other leaders on myriad employment, labor, benefits and immigration issues.

Previously a litigator, Jonathan’s practice focuses on maximizing legal compliance, minimizing legal risk and marrying culture with compliance.   More specifically, Jonathan’s work includes:

-Counseling and strategic planning;

-Training of leader and boards;

-Privileged pay equity and other audits

-EEO and other investigations

-Business protection and other agreements;

-Traditional labor; and

-Mergers and acquisitions.

For the past two years, Jonathan’s primary work has involved COVID.  He delivered a webinar on the topic in early February 2020, one of the first, if not the first, in the country. More recently, Jonathan’s practice relative to COVID involves vaccines. He has written and spoken extensively for, among others, SHRM and Bloomberg.

Jonathan has provided training to federal judges and other members of the federal judiciary on various employment issues for more than 20 years. This includes live presentations as well as being a content specialist on the Federal Judicial Center’s Court TV.

Jonathan has testified before the EEOC and Congressional Committees on various employment issues. Jonathan is the Chair of the Pennsylvania Chamber’s Legislative Committee. Jonathan leads the group in providing counseling on pending legislation and in participating in drafting proposed legislation.

In 2021, for the 11th year in a row, Jonathan has been listed in Chambers USA:  America’s Leading Lawyers for Business among the top-rated lawyers for labor and employment in Pennsylvania. Chambers said of Jonathan, “He is described by a client as ‘the king of making legal answers work in a business context.’  Another client wrote:  “If Superman wore pinstripes, his name would be Jonathan Segal.”

Jonathan was by the EEOC to its Select Task Force on Harassment and continues to provide training on behalf of the EEOC on myriad topics to HR professionals and other business leaders, including during the pandemic.

Jonathan has published more than 400 articles or blogs on third-party platforms, such as Bloomberg, Fortune, Entrepreneur and, of course, SHRM.  Jonathan is a regular speaker at HR, business and other conferences.  Jonathan delivered his first seminar on the employment issues arising out of COVID-19 in the first week of February 2020.

Jonathan has been cited as a national authority on employment issues in articles in the The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review USAToday, Fortune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Associated Press, Reuters, Business Week, The Los Angeles Times, CNN Online, Money and the Philadelphia Business Journal, among many others.

Jonathan’s passion is animal rescue. To save a shelter animal is to save a universe so please save one!  On the fun side, Jonathan is fortunate to have Bruce Springsteen as his virtual workout partner. Even so, Nina Simone is Jonathan’s favorite musical artist.

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Certification: Pending certification credit through HRCI and SHRM.

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All attendees MUST register by February 3 at noon.  

*** Please help to keep our costs down. If you register and circumstances change that prevent you from attending, you MUST send an email to Julie Maldonado at Jcruzmaldonado@hotmail.com by noon on February 3, 2022.