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Friday, September 30
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

14.  How to Retain Workers: Kindness and Civility in the Workplace

Pay and benefits is not enough to retain workers in today’s competitive environment.  Employees want more out of work and want to work in a collaborative and harassment free environment where they are appreciated.  This session will discuss the value of kindness and civility to retain workers and to avoid legal action.  We will discuss practical application of respect and dignity at work.  

Thanks to our Session Sponsor!  

Kelly Holden, Partner, DBL Law
Kelly is chair of DBL Law’s Employment Law practice which represents private and public employers in all facets of employment law.  Her practice includes advising clients on compliance with various employment matters and providing in-house training on such issues.  Kelly has experience working with agencies such as EEOC, DOL, DOJ, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Kentucky Labor Cabinet, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana unemployment commissions, as well as litigating cases in federal and state courts.

She also drafts employment and non-compete agreements, with an emphasis on health care provider and physician agreements. Kelly advises companies on I-9 compliance, performs I-9 audits, conducts harassment investigations, drafts employee handbooks and employment policies. Although Kelly represents private and public entities across all industries, she particularly focuses on non-profit clients, educational institutions and healthcare entities. She is a certified Title IX Advisor for universities. She is also an arbitrator on the Cincinnati Bar Association panel of arbitrators.