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RESET THE CLOCK: Replace Liability with Credibility

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Damrell Executive Conference Center

4795 Meadow Wood Lane

Chantilly, VA 20151

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The International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association proudly partner to bring this valuable learning opportunity to the Northern Virginia region. Please join us for this one-day workshop presented by Michael Mirarchi. Light continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in the registration fee.


Reset The Clock: A process that prevents a plaintiff attorney from taking something leaders did wrong or did not do and using it to challenge future employee relations decisions that they make. Past events cannot be used to support future legal claims. In effect, both employer and personal liability clocks are reset.


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*The IAFC has a preferred corporate rate with Hyatt Place Chantilly/Dulles Airport-South. Ask for the IAFC corporate rate #CR112353 when contacting the hotel directly.


Synopsis:

A continuing challenge facing fire departments is staying litigation-free. Compliance training programs provide only a partial solution.

As a result of losing more lawsuits than they won after the EEO laws came into effect, employers adopted compliance training programs. They began to win more lawsuits than they lost. But they still had plenty of lawsuits because the focus of compliance is on “what not to do.”

This program focuses on “what to do.” It provides a leadership framework that concentrates on what matters: Attendance - Performance - Conduct.

Objectives:

In this highly interactive and entertaining program specifically designed for leaders in fire service, an extensive array of employee relations scenarios are covered. Situation-specific advice is provided:

  • Effective employee relations practices that minimize department and personal liability.
  • Scripted responses to use in sensitive employee relations situations.
  • How to avoid hearing “You should have anticipated this” after an avoidable legal claim.

Leaders gain skill and increased confidence in handling employee relations situations that, while difficult and uncomfortable, must be addressed carefully to prevent legal problems.

Results:

Outside attorney intervention and court review of business decisions are minimized. Bad publicity and public embarrassment are avoided. Liability is replaced with credibility. Department and personal assets are protected.


Presenter:

Michael J. Mirarchi is recognized as a leading expert in employment‐related lawsuit prevention. As an Employee Relations Counselor, he is dedicated to helping employers stay litigation‐free.

Drawing from over 30 years of experience in employment and labor law, as an employer defense attorney and as a Human Resources Vice President, he developed a unique litigation‐avoidance program. He has presented his “Reset the Clock” program over 1,200 times to more than 28,000 leaders at employer facilities across North America.

He has delivered this program to Departments of Public Safety (Fire & Police), police departments, fire service and law enforcement associations (IAFC, IACP) across the U.S. Through it, leaders in fire service and law enforcement acquire significantly increased practical knowledge and a higher level of confidence in addressing employee relations issues than they have ever had before.

Mr. Mirarchi believes that the vast majority of leaders in fire service and law enforcement want to exercise their abilities with fairness, integrity and professionalism. Nevertheless, if you lead people long enough, there are plenty of opportunities to run into potential liability situations. In these situations, leaders who know what to do and how to do it have a tremendous advantage over those who don’t, in avoiding lawsuits.

In 2013, Mike was recognized as the first inductee into the HRSouthwest Conference Speaker Hall of Fame. Over the last 25 years, he has consistently been one of the highest‐rated speakers, excelling in content, professionalism and delivery. In conjunction with various employer, industry and professional associations, he has conducted live TV broadcasts, webinars and on‐line employee relations programs, in addition to presenting at their regional and national conferences.

Mr. Mirarchi has a B.S. in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Seton Hall University.

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