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St. Louis MKSSA Event- Employment Law Update and Cyber Security for Staffing Firms

  • Wed, November 07, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • One City Place Drive, Lower Level Auditorium, Creve Coeur, MO 63141


  • Annual MKSSA Membership

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The St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri & Kansas Search and Staffing Association (MKSSA) is hosting two live presentations in St. Louis.

  •   2018 Employment Law Updates for Staffing Firms
  •  Cyber Security for Staffing Firms

This half-day program is designed for staffing firm owners, recruiters, sales reps, and account managers.  The speakers will address specific topics relevant to staffing firm employees. 

  • What can you legally ask candidates during interviews?
  • What should you never ask candidates? 
  • Why are staffing firms being sued?
  • What cyber security risks are the biggest risks to staffing firms?
  • What’s new in spam, phishing and malware?  What should you avoid?

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (morning)

7:30 am - 8:00 am – Check-in/Registration with coffee and bagels
8:00 am - 9:00 am – Live Presentation with Andrew Metcalf – Staffing Agency Employment Law
9:30 am -11:00 am – Live Presentation with Brad Hettenhausen – Cyber Security for Staffing Firms

One City Place Drive
Lower Level Auditorium
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Attendance at both presentations is FREE for MKSSA members and $25/person for non-members. 

Click Here to register.

MKSSA membership dues are $200/year for an entire company (all employees are considered members).  Become a member today at www.mkssa.com and the cost of this event for you and your employees will be zero.

Our Speakers:

Andrew Metcalf – Biography – 2018 Staffing Agency Employment Law Update:

Andrew Metcalf is a workplace law attorney at Ogletree Deakins, an international firm representing businesses in labor and employment matters. He consults with clients about the legal aspects of managing their workforce, and he represents businesses in lawsuits and administrative actions brought by employees. Andrew is also an adjunct instructor at Washington University, where he teaches employment law to students in the Human Resources master’s program.

Staffing firms continue to face new legal challenges. In recent years, states and cities across the country have continued to pass new laws and ordinances affecting the staffing industry, creating a patchwork of requirements and compliance issues. These new rules are also a minefield for lawsuits. Attend this session to learn the latest updates on what questions recruiters can (and can’t) ask during interviews, including updates on “ban-the-box” legislation prohibiting questions about criminal history and new rules related to candidates’ salary history. We’ll also cover some of the latest lawsuits affecting staffing businesses (and how your firm can avoid legal hot water in 2019!).

Top 3 Staffing Firm Lawsuits of 2018.  In this session, we’ll take a look at three interesting work place lawsuits brought against staffing firms in 2018. You’ll get to learn both sides of the case, assess the case like a judge or jury, and then find out who actually “won.” Most importantly, you’ll take home some tips on how your company can avoid the same issues and steer clear of legal trouble.

What to ask (and not to ask). The law about what can and can’t be asked during the interview process is constantly changing and a legal minefield for staffing agencies. In the past few years, states and cities have enacted a number of measures limiting employers’ ability to ask about criminal background (“ban-the-box” legislation), medical marijuana, and salary history – among other topics. How can staffing firms avoid legal trouble and comply with the myriad of new laws? What can we ask in the pre-hire phase – and what can’t we ask? Find out in this session.

Brad Hettenhausen – Biography – Cyber Security for Staffing Firms

Brad Hettenhausen is the Vice President of Strategic Services and Cybersecurity at GadellNet.  He holds an MBA from Saint Louis University and has over 13 years of experience auditing IT controls.  Brad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).   Brad works with clients of all sizes to implement strategic solutions and assess all areas of IT security, including application security, access controls, technical controls and policy controls.

We can’t go one week without seeing some notable cybersecurity news affecting businesses.  It’s easy to become numb to each new risk released, which leads to complacency, or even worse, a false belief that your business is “protected enough” already. It’s common to feel powerless in that situation and that no reasonable budget is going to make a difference. Join us to discuss what we see every day in small business environments as well as:

  • Cut through the hyperbole and understand the real threat landscape
  • Understand how to identify SPAM, phishing and malware
  • Understand the terminology of cyber security
  • Understand the important steps you should be taking to better protect yourself and your organization
For MKSSA membership information, please visit www.mkssa.com


c/o Brooke Trachsel
20866 West 114th Place
Olathe, KS 66061

Email: mkssa.info@gmail.com 

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