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For Immediate Release
Contact: Frank Rubero
Telephone: (319) 365-9474, Ext. 1200

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Cedar Rapids - The Cedar Rapids Employers' Council of Iowa (ECI) will offer a "Sexual Harassment Update: What’s New?” seminar on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The seminar will be held at the Community Corrections Complex ~ Faches Center at 951 29th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

Get the latest information on Sexual Harassment by employment law attorney Barbara Tapscott. This two hour session will include a brief overview of the sexual harassment law and a close look at recent sexual harassment/discrimination decisions, including a discussion of:

• Harassment policies and procedures
• Adequacy of investigations
• New developments in harassment cases, including same sex and sexual orientation harassment

The Seminar presenter, Barbara Tapscott is an attorney with Iowa Workforce Development. She has been a frequent speaker and trainer for business groups across Iowa. Barb specializes in employment and labor law. She worked in private practice for many years where she counseled employers on wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, drug testing and other issues. She joined Iowa Workforce Development in 2004. Barb has a bachelor and master degrees from Iowa State University and received her law degree in 1992 from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Seminar Session Agenda:

• 07:15 - 08:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
• 08:00 - 09:30am - Ten Hot Employment Topics
• 09:30 - 10:00am - Questions and Answers

The $25 registration fee will include a continental breakfast and certificate of attendance for Recertification Credit. To register for the seminar, contact Frank Rubero by email: or fax at (319) 365-9270. Registration and seminar fee due by Monday, September 24 of 2007.


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