Balch’s Ashley Eley Cannady, Bea Tolsdorf and Russell Dumas, attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office, served as featured speakers at the 2021 Human Resource Law Boot Camp webinar hosted by the National Business Institute (NBI) on July 22, 2021.
Ashley and Bea’s presentation, HIPAA Best Practices for HR: Ensuring Confidentiality of Medical Information addressed requesting protected health information (PHI) and putting PHI safeguards in place.
Russell and Ashley presented on Hiring and Firing: Legal Dos and Don’ts for Crucial HR Functions. Their presentation included best practices for crafting legally compliant job descriptions, what employers can and can’t ask about, enforcement of non-competes and confidentiality agreements, verifying immigration status and other relevant labor and employment topics.
NBI is dedicated to providing practical, skill-based CLE seminars and online CLE courses. Based in Altoona, Wisconsin, NBI is a trusted provider of continuing legal education and training since 1983.
Ashley focuses her practice on labor, employment litigation, providing advice to employers on all areas of work-related legal exposure, and business litigation. With a proactive approach to each case, she helps her clients remain compliant with applicable laws. Ashley’s client roster crosses many sectors, including financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, construction companies, poultry plants, restaurants, hotels, and casinos. Ashley is consistently ranked by Chambers USA for her Labor & Employment work, and is recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and a Mid-South Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Bea focuses on healthcare regulatory and compliance work. She provides advice to clients ranging from individual practitioners to large hospital systems on a wide variety of issues including Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, issues related to certificate of need, federal and state licensure and certification, professional board licensure, audits, and compliance issues such as HIPAA, the False Claims Act, Stark and Anti-Kickback. Bea makes it a top priority to get to know her clients and the issues that they face in the ever-evolving world of healthcare.
Russell focuses on labor and employment and related litigation matters. Russell advises and advocates for employers and businesses in a wide-range of employment issues. He uses his practical skills and extensive experience to help guide his clients through each unique matter.