LEWISTON — The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, together with the Central Maine Human Resource Association and the Lewiston CareerCenter, will hold the next HR Thursday event from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the chamber, 415 Lisbon St.

The topic is Religious Accommodation Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes, and will be presented by Rebecca Webber, partner at Skelton, Taintor & Abbott.

Deb Whitworth and Webber will address and provide practical approaches to issues ranging from requests to pray at work, fasting, proselytizing, requests not to work on certain shifts or perform certain types of work, preparations for prayer, such as cleansing, to requests for time off for certain events, religious garb, hairstyles or other forms of dress, and more.

Whitworth, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is owner and CEO of HR Studio Group, LLC. Throughout her 30 years of human resources management and leadership experience, she has helped a variety of nonprofit and for-profit services and industries build and maintain compliant cultures of excellence.

She is a frequent presenter on human resources and compliance topics at conferences and business functions. She is also an instructor in the HR Certificate Program at University of Southern Maine; adjunct faculty at Thomas College; and a guest lecturer at University of New England.

Webber’s areas of practice include employment law, employment litigation, civil litigation, and employment counseling, compliance and training. She has been a speaker at seminars and business gatherings on the topic of employment law. She is president of the Central Maine Human Resources Association, a local branch of the Society of Human Resource Management. 

HR Thursdays Human Resources seminars cost $25 for LA Metro Chamber members, $50 for nonmembers and are free for CMHRA members. Registration is available at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

FMI: 207-783-2249.


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