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Katherine Cser to present at OESA Joint Environment, Health and Safety and Human Resources Council Meeting February 1: "Pre-job qualifications – What’s really allowed?"

January 31, 2018

Katherine Cser, associate (labor and employment) will present at OESA's Joint Environment, Health and Safety and Human Resources Council Meeting on February 1 at the OESA Conference Center in Southfield. 

Katherine's presentation "Pre-job qualifications – What’s really allowed?" will address the following questions/issues:

  • How can job descriptions be better written to allow for better job placement? 
  • When can you determine that a person is not physically fit for a job, meaning that they do not meet the job description?
  • What questions around health and safety can be asked during the interview process
  • Legal updates around pre-job qualifications
  • What about when people come back from medical?
  • Surveys to assess overall character (comfort with defrauding; willingness to work weekends)
  • Fitness to duty surveys / assessments 

Thank you to OESA Executive Director Ginger Juncker and Business Development and Event Logistics Manager Drew Rhodes for the opportunity.

The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) champions the business interests of more than 430 member organizations.  Since 1998, the association is committed to addressing issues of common concern throughout the supply chain, and advocating on behalf of the automotive supplier community. 

OESA strives to foster collaboration throughout the supply chain and help members make critical business decisions. Through industry events, peer group councils, research and analysis, OESA provides relevant, timely and unique information and resources to and for the automotive supplier industry. 

Katherine F. Cser focuses her practice on labor and employment issues. She counsels and advises business owners, managers and human resources professionals on workplace issues including discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour laws, medical leave laws, among other concerns.

She has also practiced as a commercial litigator on a wide variety of commercial disputes in federal and state courts and arbitral proceedings.  Katherine has experience in commercial transactions litigation, as well as restrictive covenants and intellectual property and related tort claims.

Before joining Kerr Russell, Katherine was an attorney in the New York City office of a national law firm.  In 2014 and 2015, she was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list.  In 2016 and 2017, Katherine was named to the Michigan Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list.  

Katherine's article "The Real Estate Industry Must Be Cautious with Social Media" was published by the American Bar Association.

[Photos from Katherine's presentation courtesy OESA and Drew Rhodes.]

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