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    Workplace Romance

    Date: February 13, 2018, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Madison College
    1300 W Main Street, Room 142
    Watertown, WI 53098
    Member Cost: $10.00 per person Non-Member Cost: $15.00 per person Student Cost: Free
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    Workplace Romance

    Date:        Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Time:        7:30 a.m.    –   8:00 a.m.    Breakfast and Networking

            7:45 a.m.    –   8:00 a.m.    Announcements & Sponsor Highlights

            8:00 a.m.   –   9:15 a.m.    Presentation by Bob Gregg          

            9:15 a.m.    –   9:30 a.m.    Q & A Session and Wrap-Up

    Location:    Madison College                               

            1300 W Main St, Room 142

    Watertown, WI 53098

    Sponsor: The Payroll Company

    Speakers:     Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark Law Firm

    About the Program



    People meet and fall in love at work.  Some companies foster office romance because both parties “understand” the company and each other’s work pressures. On the other hand, the concerns of unwelcome sexual attention and aftermaths of soured relationships, and “quid pro quo” abuse of management power, have led a number of employers to implement policies prohibiting or restricting workplace romance.  Some courts have warned that “employers who do not have co-worker dating policies leave themselves vulnerable to sexual harassment charges.”  However, restrictive policies have generated lawsuits over constitutional rights, invasion of privacy, and have even been found to be discriminatory themselves. This entertaining and thought-provoking presentation focuses on balancing the interests, whether to have restrictions, and how to manage these policies.


    • The laws which control workplace romance
    • Are there any benefits of workplace romance?
    • The inherent dangers and liabilities
    • The difference between welcome attention and unwelcome attention
    • How both can get you in trouble
    • OSHA and work romance aftermath issues
    • The right to restrict romance and investigate violations
    • The four types of romance policies and elements
    • “Boundaries” policies with employees and clients

    About the Presenter

    Bob Gregg, an attorney at Boardman & Clark LLP in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in Employment Relations and Civil Rights work for over 30 years. He has designed the workplace policies and procedures of numerous public and private employers. He litigates and serves as an expert witness in employment cases.  A recognized educator and trainer, Bob has conducted over 3,000 seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical employment issues, civil rights and management practices.  

    Cost to Attend and Registration

    Member Cost:    $10.00 per person          Non-Member Cost:     $15.00 per person  

    Student Cost:      Free

    Register online by 12:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018

    This program has been submitted for approval for general re-certification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. This program has also been submitted for approval for SHRM recertification credit.

               Certification credits will be emailed to participants after attending the full sessions.


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    Complete your membership form and mail it to: JCHRMA - PO Box 307 - Watertown, WI 53094 or email it to Emilie Klimeck, JCHRMA’s Membership Chair, at

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