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The MSBA's Labor & Employment Law Section Presents


"Hurt Locker Meets the Workplace"

As U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, employers will be increasingly called on to assist employees in dealing with the lasting impacts of those engagements.

This November, the EEOC held a hearing on employment discrimination against veterans with disabilities, suggesting that this issue will become a new focus of enforcement. And although employers are generally familiar with the ADA’s accommodation requirements, few understand that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) also guarantees veterans the right to accommodation, even if they are no longer qualified to perform their former jobs due to service-related injuries. At the same time, Congress has expanded the FMLA to allow employees additional time off to care for family members injured during military deployments.

This presentation will provide an overview of the legal landscape relating to disabled service members, including a discussion of recent court decisions and the results of the EEOC’s recent hearing.


Mark J. Girouard , Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
Mark J. Girouard is a shareholder with the law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis. His practice focuses on employment and labor law, including advising and defending employers in ADA, FMLA and USERRA matters.

Ambrea Segner, Target Corporation, Employee Relations Counsel
In her role as Employee Relations Counsel, Ambrea manages employment related litigation in the southeastern United States and provides legal advice, strategy, and support to human resources partners.  She also leads Target’s Employee and Labor Relations outside counsel diversity and inclusion initiative.    Prior to joining the Target team in May 2010, she was an associate at Dorsey and Whitney in the labor and employment practice group. 

1 hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit approved
Event Code: 162238



Date:   Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time:    7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Join us for breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Remote participation via teleconference/webcast will be available upon request. See additional instructions below.


  • Labor & Employment Section Members:  $10.00
  • Join the Labor & Employment Section and attend at no additional cost:  $35.00
  • Non-Labor & Employment Section Members:  $45.00

Teleconferencing/webcasting is available. Request instructions when registering or contact Elyse Farnsworth on or before December 13, 2011. Instructions and materials will be sent to you via email by December 14.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336