An “Employment Practices Liability Basics” workshop is planned for Thursday, February 17, 2011, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the United Methodist Building in Garner. Rev. Joy Melton, J.D., Chief Resource Officer for The United Methodist Property and Casualty Trust, will provide an overview of federal laws that apply to employment procedures and give practical advice for how churches fit into federal requirements and how churches can protect themselves with adequate employment practices and procedures. The course will cover the basic application of the Civil Rights Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and several other federal regulations with which church leaders should be familiar. If you have questions about practices at your church or you would like to learn more about employment best practices, we encourage you to register for this one day event. A registration fee of $10 will be charged to help offset the cost of lunch and materials. Seats are limited so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!