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SHRS - OCTOBER 2019 Meeting

  • October 08, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Education Center, Norman Regional Hospital 901 N. Porter Ave, Norman, Oklahoma, USA


  • Non-SHRS Members/Non-SHRM Members/Guests are $20.
  • SHRS Members that designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are FREE!
  • SHRS Members who do not designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are $10.
  • Must be both SHRS Student Member & SHRM Student Member

Please join us for our monthly meeting in the Education Center at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Porter Campus. 


"Navigating Employee Leave Issues Under the FMLA, ADA, and State Law"

Overview Kristin Simpsen will focus on how employers can properly manage employees’ need for leave that may arise under the FMLA, the ADA, as well as state law.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Having the correct policies and right training in place to reduce leave of absence mistakes and the lawsuits that those mistakes can generate. 
  • The interplay between FMLA, ADA, and workers’ compensation laws.
  • Steps of the ADA interactive process.
  • Steps of FMLA leave, including initial paperwork and recertification. 
  • The increasing trend for states and municipalities to pass paid sick leave ordinances. 

Presenter - Kristin Simpsen

Kristin Simpsen is a trial lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on general civil and business litigation and labor and employment law. Kristin has second-chair case management experience involving the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance-related disputes, construction matters, and condemnation actions. She counsels and represents employers in all phases of labor and employment law, including litigation before state and federal courts, regulatory and administrative agencies. Her experience also includes advising clients on such issues as drug and alcohol testing, employee handbook and policy development, and wage and hour matters, as well as litigation avoidance and compliance with other federal and state laws. Kristin’s achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys. In addition to her legal practice at the firm, Kristin serves as a volunteer attorney for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit organization that uses the time, talent and resources of qualified pro bono lawyers and others to represent and assist children in various matters before the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma County District Court.


This program has been approved for 1 hour recertification credit hours toward SHRM for Professional Development credits (PDCs) and by the HR Certification Institute for recertification credits.  Please visit their respective websites at  or

Lunch will be served.

SHRS Members that designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are FREE!

SHRS Members who do not designate SHRS as their home chapter and are also SHRM Members are $10.

SHRS Student Members who are SHRM Student Members are FREE!

Non-SHRS Members are $20.

Non-SHRM Members are $20.

Guests are $20. 



Sooner Human Resources Society (SHRS) may use photographs taken at SHRS sponsored events and/or identifying information regarding attendees and participants in its monthly meetings and other chapter activities to publicize those activities and promote the chapter.  Any guest or member who prefers that SHRS not use or publish any photographs, images, or identifying information should inform SHRS by emailing or calling Marla Mann at 405.364.2601, EXT 1113.

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