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HR Thursdays: Creating Handbooks & Policies That Work

March 20, 2018 Media Mentions

Labor & Employment attorney Tawny Alvarez was recently mentioned in an online Sun Journal article entitled "Chamber's HR Thursday offering March 22." The article discusses the upcoming seminar Tawny will present to Lewiston-Auburn Chamber members on Thursday, March 22, in partnership with the Central Maine Human Resource Association and the Lewiston CareerCenter.

The seminar will discuss the ever changing social landscape of the workplace and the necessary steps HR Professionals should take when reexamining their employee handbooks .

Read the full article on the Sun Journal website here.

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