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Virtual Safety Seminar May 6, 2021

North Carolina Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool (NCHARRP) Annual Safety Seminar - Virtual

9:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic still being a concern, NCHARRP has decided to try the virtual format for this year's safety seminar. 

We are excited about this year's program and hope you will gain helpful information from these presentations. 

Hopefully, next year we will see all your lovely faces in person once again.

Presentation: Legal Considerations in the Onboarding of PHA Tenants and Employees

Failure to adhere to the various laws and regulations related to the admission of tenants and the hiring of employees can lead to significant consequences for a PHA.  This presentation will briefly outline the critical steps in the admissions process, as well as discuss legal considerations and pitfalls in the hiring process for PHA staff.

Danielle Barbour Wilson is a Principal at The Banks Law Firm.  She represents private and public employers in labor and employment matters before various courts and administrative agencies.  She assists employers by litigating and defending claims of harassment; retaliation and discrimination; wrongful discharge in violation of public policy; and breach of contract. 

Howard Rhodes is also a Principal at The Banks Law Firm.  Howard concentrates his practice in civil litigation and housing and economic development law.  He advises public housing authorities, municipalities, and state agencies on operational issues across North Carolina.  His representation of public housing authorities includes landlord/tenant matters and disputes involving development contractors. 

Presentation: "CYBER SECURITY:  Now I have to rename my Dog"

This presentation will be an eye-opening experience for all participants regarding their current computer environment.  It will also be interactive and Tina will give you real-world examples that have happened right here in North Carolina. 

Tina Mooring is the Manager of Computer Central in Wilson, NC.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Associates Degree in Business Management and Associate of Science in Computer Information Management.  Tina has a passion for working with people and finding ways to use technology to improve their business outcomes. 

Presentation: Returning to "Normal" - Employment Law Issues as We Emerge from a Pandemic.

A discussion on vaccination rollout implications for the workforce, frequently asked questions by employers, and how the effects of the coronavirus are still lingering for your business.

Benton L. Toups is a partner in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner LLP.  He is a seasoned attorney whose practice focuses on employment law, business litigation and ERISA Litigation.  Benton is recognized by his peers as an industry expert in employment law.  A firm believer in the adage that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", Benton counsels business clients on personnel issues and assists them in developing and implementing effective policies in order to avoid employment litigation.

Zachary Anstett is an associate attorney at the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner LLP.  Zack works with the employment law, business law, and municipalities and public entities sections.  Zack serves on the Cranfill Sumner COVID-19 Response Team.