Is It Easier to be an Ostrich?

Photo of Ostrich headAs the story goes, when an ostrich senses danger, it’s gut reaction is to dig a hole and bury it’s head. It’s an old wives tale, but the logic almost makes sense. If you can’t see the danger, then by association, it can’t see you.

Putting that axiom into practice can have some dangerous consequences. The easiest solutions are rarely the best ones. Most of us have found that we get better results when we recognize the challenges and face them head on.

GEA’s Fall Conference Helps Businesses Face Challenges Head On

Helping Georgia business professionals to better understand and plan for legal and regulatory challenges is the primary goal of GEA’s upcoming Fall Conference. We’ve titled the two day event “Best Legal Practices for Georgia Employers,” because the topics and speakers are action oriented. You’ll leave the conference with ideas and strategies that you can implement to prepare your plans for 2018 and protect against unforeseen legal and regulatory liabilities.

Our keynote speaker for the event is Neil H. Wasser, Chairman of the Executive Committee for Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete, LLP. Neil is a frequent lecturer throughout the country on OSHA compliance and employment law topics that affect business operations. His presentation at the Fall Conference will focus on OSHA changes that could come from the new administration in the coming months and prospects for business under the new leadership.

Mel Haas is a familiar speaker for most GEA members. Mel currently serves as Vice Chairman of the US Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee. He’s been recognized as a Georgia Super lawyer and a recent Macon Telegraph article observed that he has been successful in 98% of the union campaigns that he has undertaken. He’ll be providing an update and commentary on changes in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The violent incident in Las Vegas has underscored the unpredictability of violent actions in the public space and in the workplace. Greg Norred, CEO of Norred and Associates, is a recognized expert in the areas of corporate crime, loss control, and violence. Greg’s Fall Conference presentation will deal directly with prevention and planning for active shooter situations and other violent incidents that could occur.

There’s plenty in the agenda to help your business face challenges head on, but the Fall Conference also offers time for fun and for networking with other Georgia business professionals. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds has been a favorite location for GEA members in past years. We’ll be meeting for golf and dinner on Wednesday, November 1, with the Best Legal Practices Conference following on Thursday, November 2. Click the links to learn more about the GEA Fall Conference or to Register Online.


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