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RMPA's June Board Meeting has been rescheduled to June 26, 2023

Managing 3 Age Discrimination Hot Spots – Layoffs, Promotions, and Retirement Discussions

  • Thursday, October 06, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • online - Zoom

In Partnership With Region II Associations

The Minnesota Paralegal Association invites you to the following event:

Managing 3 Age Discrimination Hot Spots – Layoffs, Promotions, and Retirement Discussions

When: October 06, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CENTRAL TIME
Where: Remote Attendance Only
Sponsored by: MPA Employment Law Sectional

Remote attendance only -  CLE approval pending.

NFPA/Region 2 Member Cost: $5


Please register no later than October 5, 2022       REGISTER NOW!

Join MPA’s employment sectional for a re-play of this presentation given at the Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute in May 2022. Presenters Susan K. Fritze and Kate Mrkonich Wilson will join following the re-play for an interactive discussion and Q&A with attendees!

This presentation will address the protections the federal Age Discrimination and Employment Act gives to employees aged 40 or older. Then, will turn to EEO do's and don'ts to reduce the risk of ADEA violations in 3 areas of particular concern – layoffs, promotions, and retirement discussions and incentives.


Susan K. Fitzke 

Susan K. Fitzke has dedicated her career to partnering with employers to identify practical and effective solutions to their employment challenges. She represents employers in all stages of litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies on both a class-wide and individual basis. 

Susan also routinely counsels and provides training to employers regarding a wide range of issues, including hiring, nondiscrimination, whistleblowing, accommodations, family and medical leave, managing problem employees, reductions in force, and workplace policies.

Susan currently serves as the Office Managing Shareholder for the Minneapolis office. Her clients range from companies in the railroad and banking industries, to companies in technology design and manufacturing, along with service providers.

Kate Mrkonich Wilson 

Kate Mrkonich Wilson has successfully litigated employment discrimination, contract, and tort cases before juries and judges in both federal and state courts across the country. She also has substantial experience with matters referred to alternative dispute resolution. Practicing before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and its state counterparts. She also routinely counsels clients on reorganizations, leaves of absence, training, best practices, investigation, compliance, and all other aspects of personnel management. Additionally, Kate contributes to employment law publications and frequently conducts training programs and seminars for all levels of management in various industries.

Kate's clients span numerous industries. Kate is currently serving as the Chair of Littler's Board of Directors and as a member of the Women's Leadership Initiative Steering Committee. She was one of the founding shareholders of Littler's Chicago and Minneapolis offices, and formerly served as the office managing shareholder in Minneapolis.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Maddie Baker at maddie.baker@sivbar.com.

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