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Lake Norman HR October Virtual Meeting


October 20, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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As employers tackle the hurdles of reopening and operating safely and productively amidst COVID-19, they are confronted with a host of challenging issues, including lawful off-duty behavior that impacts workplace safety, remote work requests, masks, vaccines, liability waivers, and more!  This panel discussion will provide practical tips and guidance for employers attempting to navigate their way through the “new normal”, while maintaining compliance with their legal obligations under the ADA, FFCRA, OSHA and other laws that govern workplace behavior. 


Stacy Wood practices in the Employment & Labor group and has been defending employers and educational institutions successfully for more than 25 years, with a focus on discrimination, harassment, and ERISA litigation. As a solution-oriented and pragmatic adviser, she is a problem solver for manufacturing businesses and service providers of all sizes, in addition to private colleges, universities, and K-12 schools throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

Stacy works with clients in a partnership offering guidance and a practical approach to achieving their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. She enables her clients to focus on running their businesses while managing their legal issues, whether it involves counseling through a sensitive FMLA/ADA situation, drafting an underperforming executive’s termination agreement, or defending against a volatile sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stacy was a gymnast on a four-year athletic scholarship, a GTE Academic All-American, and the recipient of a NCAA postgraduate scholarship. She continues her athleticism by running marathons across the United States


Jonathan Crotty has been a successful counselor and problem solver for large and small employers in the Carolinas and beyond for more than 20 years. He heads Parker Poe’s Employment & Benefits Practice Group and represents employers in all aspects of the employment relationship, from hiring to discharge.

Jonathan provides guidance to employers as they navigate the complex array of laws and regulations applicable to the employment relationship, including employment discrimination laws, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour matters. If employers face legal or administrative claims resulting from their employees and employment practices, he defends and resolves those disputes in line with the client’s goals and expectations.


Tory Summey focuses on employment counseling and litigation. On the counseling front, he helps employers navigate complex and ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to the coronavirus pandemic. He advises clients about issues related to discrimination and retaliation, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), state wage and hour laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and employee benefits issues. Tory has represented employers in various industries, including retail, government contracting, life sciences, health care, technology, and charitable foundations.

On the litigation front, Tory helps clients understand the risks and benefits of litigation while aggressively pursuing each client’s best interest. He has experience at the trial and appellate levels of state and federal courts, including the North Carolina Business Court, the N.C. Court of Appeals, the N.C. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Tory has defended numerous clients from lawsuits relating to alleged discrimination and retaliation and also pursued relief for his clients on various complex issues such as misappropriation of trade secrets or unfair and deceptive trade practices. Tory also represents clients in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the North Carolina Department of Labor.


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